And it is done! Over goal by 15 words. The entire book right now is over 62,000 words and there’s more to write, not to mention rewrite, but my stated purpose of participating in NaNoWriMo was to force myself to crank out a massive portion of the Fire and Forget book, so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I see it, although my brain may actually be on fire, and I’m really just seeing the flames dance around in my head. Either way, NaNoWriMo was a success as far as I’m concerned.
I’m bushed, but with only two days left, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I only have 4,319 words until I hit the goal. I could do that in my sleep, which I just might do.
I may or may not write tomorrow. I’ll see how sleepy I am after stuffing myself with turkey and pie.
We broke 40k! Yay! Celebrations are always better when they rhyme.
Cut my daily word count to 2,000. Went over by two. Victory!
We are 75% to goal. ALMOST THERE!
I can’t write tomorrow, but I’ll pick up where I left off on Sunday, adding another 2400 words. We will be in the home stretch by then with seven days left.
Today was tough. I increased my word count by 800 words because I won’t be able to write on Saturday. I’m trying to give my self a cushion going into the final push. Speaking of which, there are only 10 days left of this beautiful madness! So, far I’m loving NaNoWriMo.
Another day, another 1,804 words.
Today was one of those days that you power through. Most of the 1,680 words I wrote today will go through significant changes. There was a lot of complicated military and battle field situations to unravel and put back together again. The great thing is that Lee has incredibly detailed journals to work off of and he’s just an email away if I have questions, which puts me way ahead of the curve. If I didn’t have the journal or access to him, I probably wouldn’t even be at the writing stage yet. I’d be conducting interviews and getting background information. The plan is to write the first draft and then do the interviews I need to fill in the holes.
Tomorrow I’m in an all day workshop where I’ll be working on a scene from my play Never Living with a director and some actors. I’m pretty stoked. The workshop may cause a hiccup in my NaNoWriMo production, but I’ll find a way to catch up.