5000 words and on the rise

Hi. I have now written approximately 10% of my NaNoWriMo novel. Only nine more bits of text that length to go! And I’ve only got twenty-one days to finish! Let’s see. 45,000 words dived by twenty-one days equals ~2,143 words per day. Can I do it? Um, maybe.

I find that the most difficult thing about doing this is just the scope of it all. I want to get to the story already, but as length is the goal, I must write with length in mind. It does not help matters that my chapters usually find natural endings after three pages or so. There is also the not-trivial-issue of characters forgetting their motivations in the course of a few paragraphs. I should really start keeping a chart. Screw that for now, though. There’ll be time for that in December!

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