It’s Been a Whole Week
I have not posted in a week, which is a sad state of affairs. As you may guess, I did not do nearly as well last week as I did the week before. I am at 34,743 words, which means I wrote 2,804 words last week. I basically wrote Monday and Tuesday and that’s about it. I was a bit under the weather, which sucks.
Just to give an idea of what I need to accomplish now to make my goal of finishing my novel by the end of NaNoWriMo, I need to write at least 25,257 more words. I probably should make that number 35,257, because I’d like my novel to be between 60k and 70k words. In the last 20 days (since I started counting), I have written 12,778 words. I have 41 days until the end of November. When you take out weekends (because I almost never write on weekends) and Thanksgiving, I have 25 days until the end of November. This means I have to write 1,411 words daily. That’s actually not that bad. I was doing the math while writing this and expecting to get a frightening number out of it. That’s only about 7,055 words a week (that’s a five-day week).
So, I guess I’ll go for at least 1,500 daily.
I’ll write another update when I do my writing. Right now I have to catch up on work stuff.
But, so I don’t leave you with nothing, this is what downtown Portland looked like yesterday (and probably looks like today if the fog in my backyard is anything to go on):