I passed 25,000 words today, by a few hundred. It was a nice milestone... technically half way through the word count at 9 days in.
I'm about a third of the way through my planned story arc, though I've deviated a bit, so I'm not really that sure where I'll end up (which is a good thing! Keeps it interesting). I can see the mile markers, but keep surprising myself with the road in between.
If that makes any sense.
I'm guessing that to really finish a (rough, rough) draft of this beast, I'll need to hit about 75,000 in November. That is the new goal... not 75,000... a total draft. I would like to make it through the skeleton.
To do that, I've already bypassed two scenes, summarizing them instead of writing the whole thing, simply because I thought they deserved a little more time and attention. The more action-packed, immediate scenes seem easier to write, and I can forge ahead on those to reach the story's end. Later, I can pull back and take time creating of the MC's portentous fireside story telling of an invented 1918 folktale....
Anyway, it seems to have it's own momentum, and I like each scene is a little stronger than the last one.
Taking a break tonight to watch The Fall, which seems to be a good lesson in story telling, judging by the reviews.
I can't believe I haven't done Nano before!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment