Writer, Reader, Tea Drinker, Chrononaut

Nanowrimo Day 19

So I gave it a go today and attempted to catch up to where I should have been if I had been writing at a steady, regular pace. I needed 7827 words to catch up.

Mission accomplished and surpassed: 9212 words!

This means I have less than 4000 words to write over the next two days to complete the 50,000 words in 30 days challenge.

I can’t rest easy quite yet, but the end is definitely in sight. It should be a simple coast to the finish line now, which is a relief.

Today’s highlights: killing off the main and supporting characters (!), Maddy’s epiphany, and this bit:

“I love you,” she said.

The Captain frowned. “Not yet, you don’t. Let’s go.”

It’s not exactly Han Solo/Princess Leia at the carbonite freezing facility, but it comes close for me.

Now I just have to figure out the ending, which will most likely feature tears, joy, ridiculous hats, and a teaser for a follow-up story.

Just two more days to go. Woo hoo!

Writing sessions today:

55″ – 1382 words

20″ – 697 words

20″ – 522 words

6″ – 214 words (really needed to eat lunch)

30″ – 1003 words

15″ – 522 words

45″ – 1379 words

43″ – 1271 words

30″ – 1001 words

45″ – 1221 words

(for a total of 5 hours and 9212 words)

Total novel writing time so far: 1624 minutes (27 hours 4 minutes)

Total novel word count so far: 46826 words


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  1. Terri Wortman

    Wow, you did it! You caught up! Is the goal to get a certain number of words or to write a quality novel?

    • Andi

      This time around, it’s about getting the 50,000 words written during the month of November. The quality novel will come with some revision of this first draft.

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