NaNoWriMo 2009 – 50%

By | November 17, 2009

Wow, only 14 days left of NaNoWriMo.  For those who have been following my Facebook status updates, I am actually on track to meet goal.  Personally, I think I am the one who is most shocked by it.  Last year was my first year making the attempt, and I barely made it 3 days and 1000 words before getting discouraged by how far behind I was and not finishing anymore.

Well not this year.  Started with a nice cushion.  Now going into the 3rd week, that cushion wore away a little, but still managing to make goal and keep on track for hitting that 50k.  It’s been a bit tiring at times, doing that last crunch to midnight to hit the goal for the day, but it has also been a ton of fun.  I have had the story idea for a while, but never really gotten it out. NaNo has helped force it out of me.  The fun part of the process has been, it’s gone in directions I never expected

The periodic emails “pep talks” are generally fun and help inspire one to keep on.  Even though there are a million other things one could (and debatably should) be doing, one keeps pushing through.  Having a friendly contest with ThatEdeGuy (who is also a writing buddy), has been great too.  The whole writing till I am just slightly ahead of him in wordcount, also means a higher than needed wordcount, so keeps me ahead a little bit.

Start of week 3 – slightly ahead of goal and over 50% done at this point.  14 days remaining, so it is a trudge to the finish.