“I’m glad it’s done. I’m glad it’s time. I’m… I’m ready.”
Nov. 13, 2011
NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month:
- Written today: 2,052 words
- Total so far: 25,570 words
- Remaining: 24,430 words
Oh, that was fun.
Over 25,000 words written so far this month. I’m over the halfway line, and can hardly believe it. It’s gratifying to see the “total so far” line at last be a bigger number than the “remaining” line.
So much of what I love about NaNoWriMo is that it forces me to get out of my own damn way. There’s too much writing to do, to bother about over-thinking. You can’t let yourself. Otherwise, you just get in the way of the words.
But when you throw yourself into the story, you can let it take over. Let it move through you, and onto the page (or screen, whatever). Finishing up the fourth short story in this collection has been so much fun. There are so many things I can hint at, so many things I can introduce the reader to.
I hope it’s a good time for them.
Now for the next six stories, and the rest of my 50,000 words.
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