NaNoWriMo Update, Week 4

Ahh, gliding into the home stretch.  I’m at over 45,000 words now, so while I haven’t exactly blown anyone’s doors off with my writing speed this month, I’m still moving forward at a reasonable pace, and, barring any disasters, should finish easily by the end of the month.  In fact, I might even finish before we get home from our Thanksgiving road trip to Arizona.

Of course, when I say “finish”, I am, of course, referring to the NaNoWriMo 50,000 word count goal, and not the novel in its entirety.  That, I’m afraid, is going to be another 100K or so down the road.  (What else is new?)

I’m not as happy with this year’s effort as I have been with previous years’.  That may be because I’m having more trouble than usual getting Inner Editor to shut up and stay out of the way.  But in the last couple of days, I have managed to write most of a pair of intertwined scenes, ones that are occurring simultaneously in different locations.  There are moments that are sweet and funny and a little tense; hopefully, they will make readers happy down the line.

But I do feel as though the story is finally hitting its stride.  I’m (mostly) not having too much trouble deciding whose POV each scene should be in (though I did have to re-cast one scene today where I discovered that we needed to be seeing it through Nicolas’ eyes, rather than Celia’s).

This week’s write-in was good, too.  I didn’t increase my word count by as much as I did last week, but I think I socialized more.  And I still made it to 2,000 words that day, anyway.

So that’s pretty much the state of my NaNo.  Anyone else NaNo-ing and wanting to share their experiences?


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Aspiring author, sharing the tidbits I've learned along the way.
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