NaNoWriMo Update

As we come to about the end of the first week of this year’s NaNoWriMo, I find myself not quiiiite where I wanted to be.

If writing the daily minimum of 1667 words, here's where I should be.

If writing the daily minimum of 1667 words, here’s where I should be.

I missed writing on the 4th and 5th, so while I was at the appropriate minimum of 5,001 words after the 3rd, I was behind today. And while in the grand scheme of the 30-day challenge that isn’t such a big deal, I have a mini-goal of getting to 16,000 words by 11/9 so that I can earn myself a birthday massage. Making up about 3,000 words over 20-some days is easy. Doing it in 6 days–plus an extra thousand–not so easy!

Today I went out with a goal of writing 2,000 words, and I’m very happy to say that I hit over 2,500! So I’m now at 7,540. Still behind, but making up ground. And tomorrow I’m planning a 3,000-word day with Alli. If I manage that, I’ll be at 10,500, and then only about a day of writing behind. Suddenly it looks pretty doable! I mean, okay, it’ll require a couple more big days, but I will have definitely earned my massage, then. ;)

Also, if you’re curious, here is the cover for my novel, with a work-in-progress title:
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Thanks very much to Pucks and Pixels for letting me use their image in my cover!

I’ll update again after this weekend to share how I made out! Or, if the suspense is killing you, in my right sidebar here there’s a widget that shows the latest word count I’ve updated on the NaNoWriMo site. :)

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