This morning was the first morning that I did not make my personal quota of 2,000 words, and it is probably no coincidence that it happened the day after I “won” the event. Some of the pressure is off. I finished up the morning with 1,875 words, still well above the NaNoWriMo pace, for a 21-day total of 52,034 words. I could make excuses for why I couldn’t squeeze out another 125 words, but I won’t. I’m just happy I was able to get up at 5am on a Sunday and get 2 hours of writing in, despite having won the competition yesterday. I hope it demonstrates my dedication to finishing up the first draft of the novel before December 15.
I wrote the first scene of Chapter 23 this morning and it wasn’t a great scene, but it added some background information to the main antagonist which I felt I needed to make her into a more fully rounded character, and give her the motivation for why she is opposing the heroes of the novel. In that sense, it was a good morning.
We’re heading up to New York today. Tomorrow, I have my Big Writers Day. Hopefully I can continue my early morning writing unabated while I’m there.
Here are the stats for today: