Summer Madness: Week 2

cn_participant180x180So, this is a couple days early, but I’m not intending to write again this week. This week went really well, with hitting my 3k minimum each day, and a couple days when I went 500-1k past that. Total words written this week: 16869. And I’ve totally strayed off my outline but am now in the process of veering back to it. I like the detour though, so it will stay in the next draft. Things are trucking along nicely.

Now that I’ve got a significant start on this project, it’s time for word meters again:

28398 / 120000

At least I’m hoping that it won’t go much over 120k. In my last (failed) manuscript, I was very concerned about even getting to 100k (I don’t think I did in the second draft; in fact, if I remember right, I was down in the upper 80’s). This time though I don’t think there will be any issues hitting 120k, maybe even more. Preferably more since I write pretty loose in first drafts and always have to cut.

Anyway, instead of writing this weekend, I’ll be spending my time reading. I’m worried I won’t finish the book (Wolf Hall) in time, not because it’s difficult or boring, but because it’s a huge book, and with it being NaNo time, I’m spending more time writing than reading. We’re halfway through the month and I’m only 25% of the way through the book. Will have to make a big push today and tomorrow and hopefully get at least 15% done (hopefully 25%, so I don’t have to spend as much time reading during the week). I’ve joined a reading club with some friends (I definitely need to read more) and we will chat about the book at the beginning of next month, and I’m determined to not go two months in a row without finishing the book we’re reading.

2 Responses

  1. Mary

    Way to go! I am behind on NaNo so far but still hoping to catch up. If I could get a few 3K days in, I might be able to make it! 🙂

  2. TL Morganfield

    I’m behind now too. Bad writing day yesterday. I should be able to catch up today though, so long as I can keep focused. Good luck with your word count!