So I haven’t updated my word count here since the 5th. But that’s ok. Cause check out the sidebar…
I WON!!!! It took 21 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes to reach 50k. I did this while working part time, taking care of three kids, and running around like a chicken with my head cut off.
The novel is not done, and at the moment, it is sitting at 50,344 words. I’ve only edited up to chapter three, which means that there’s even more work for me to do, and by the time it’s all over, I will have added many more words to this thing.
But- yay me! I’m awesome!
Most years, at this point, I’ve already given up. Not this year.
Today’s word count is… 15,439.
I’m averaging over 3k a day, which is awesome. I wrote over 2k this morning, and plan on writing a little more tonight before I head for bed. And according to the Nano website, I’ll reach 50k on the 16th.
I decided that on my days off, my goal is 4000 words a day. And on days that I have to work, my goal is only a measly 2000 words. Doing it this way, I should be done by the 19th.
Today- a day that I didn’t have to work- I wrote (drum roll please) 5431 words. So I’m ahead of the game (yay!). Of course, this also gives me a 1400 word buffer so that when I hit a snag, I won’t feel so guilty.
Here’s hoping that I don’t hit any snags…