Okay, so it hasn’t been quite a week. But it’s been close enough.
A recap of the week, NaNo-event wise, was: the midnight kick-off for our region, a five-hour write-in on that same ‘day’ (after we’d all slept), and then utilizing the regional chatroom to get word wars in! And at least a third of the Ferrets are now going “We are too old to stay up this late anymore.” Ha!
Total Goal: 50,000 words each by the end of the month
Goal for end of Day 5: 8,333 words
Rebekah – 8,333 words
Day Five, holy cow, I don’t know how it’s that far into the week already! I’m exactly where I should be which means I’ve lost the padding I had at the end of Day One, but I was expecting that since I’ve not done nearly enough plotting. There’s a write-in this weekend, though, and hopefully I can add some extra words there. As long as I can keep fighting through the aches and fatigue the changing, seasonal weather is throwing at me this year, and have no more migraines, I should be fine. As long as I can figure out what on earth my darned antagonist WANTS.
Michelle – 7,867 words
I hit a snag only 150 words into NaNo: I hadn’t plotted my chosen story enough for me to be able to continue it. So I ended up switching to a DIFFERENT steampunk novel that I hadn’t finished, and things are going much more smoothly now! I’m slightly behind where I should be, but I hope I can catch up over the weekend.
Eris – 2,500 words (approximately, handwritten)
But I definitely have time to catch up, and I’m feeling pretty confident that I will. I just got passed that awkward “I’m dragging the story along” portion of the beginning and entering into “the story is dragging me,” where I get really into writing and can go for a stretch of a couple hours at a time. Yeah, catching up shouldn’t be a problem.
Serena – 14,165 words
It is the end of day five, and I am currently at 14,165 words! I’m happy with that, though it’s not quite on par for my 100k personal NaNo goal. I’ve been working on a lot of emotionally wrenching stuff (both writing and working out details for even more coming up) but I’m feeling pretty good about NaNoWriMo right now, personally.