The good part is that I am really liking where this story is going. Some unexpected things have come out as I write. I find myself thinking about my story frequently, wondering where I can take it next. I have lots of plans for the characters. I am having fun simply exploring the fiction and commiserating with my awesome writer friends every week.
The bad part is that I have had two projects come up that have taken my time away from writing. The first is a book for a family reunion that I really should have had done two months ago. Obviously, I didn't and I am feeling the pressure to get it completed before the holidays. The second project is a newsletter for a little organization that I am a part of. I was recently charged with the task of rejuvenating the newsletter and I am trying to get it out before Thanksgiving. Thankfully, I am almost done and just need to have one thing finalized before I can complete. Unfortunately, that one thing is not in my hands, so I am currently on hold.
The ugly part is my word count. I honestly do not have my current word count. I can tell you that it is more than the last time I checked in. I can tell you that I am FAR from the 50,000 goal. I am going to continue chugging away as time allows, and I will share my final word count once the month is up (probably in next week's monthly round-up post). You can expect low numbers.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? How is your writing going these last days of the month?
Tif, you've accomplished a LOT, and I hope you don't focus on the 50,000 so much as the fact that you've made good progress writing :) Life will almost ALways get in the way, and if you value any sleep at all, the word count is a difficult thing to achieve. I think I've mentioned before that NaNoWriMo is something I never plan to participate in, but for those who do, I hope it helps in some way :)ReplyDelete
writersideup.com ... Thank you! I will admit that I am happy with my progress, despite the low word count. No matter what, I have kicked this story up off the ground. That's more than what I have done in the last year!Delete