Nanoing Along – Days 6 to 9

Sorry I've been incognito the past few days. The weekend, as I suspected, was taken over by home improvements. Well – sort of. We ended up having to clean out all our closets first so we could do the renos we intended to do. We threw out so much stuff, it looks like we just moved in here. So, it looks like this coming weekend will see the start of work instead.

Fun times.

Either way, I managed to catch up on my word count today and add a bit of padding. Not as much padding as I would like, but there’s still time.

I’m not sure why but simply hitting the daily minimum word count is not satisfying enough to me. In fact, I feel a failure if I am not able to add at least a few extra hundred words to the required 1667 words to stay on track. Even in accomplishing goals, I still manage to lay a guilt trip on myself 🙂

Anyway, I’m feeling a little more in the groove. I also feel like I have barely scratched the surface of the story, which is good I guess, seeing as I am aiming for more than 50,000 words at the end of it all.

Whether I am able to completely finish the book in November or will have to carry on workng on the first draft when the month is over remains to be seen.

Words written today: 3,054
Total Words Written: 16,137

Fun facts: When I started the first book in the series for NaNo ‘07, I recruited a cast of characters in the form of celebrity head shots to stand in for my characters. Keeping those images open helps me get back into their voices after such a long time away.

Curious to see who they are? Read this post.

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