I’m back in time to mark the one-third point of this month-long NaNoWriMo writing frenzy. To meet the challenge of writing 50,000 words in thirty days one has to maintain an average of 1,667 words per day. That’s just an average, of course. If you take a couple days out of the regime to do something else – like maybe drive north to one’s cabin as I did – the scramble is on to make up for lost time.
I promised to report in on my return, so here are the numbers. With the help of DH’s generator to keep the laptop battery charged, I wrote my way through four of the past six days. To be on track at the end of Day #10 the accumulation should have reached 16,670 words. After falling behind during a couple travelling days I’m relieved to have posted tonight’s total as 16,812. Yay!!! Hibernation was a good thing! Now that I’m back in the real world again, however, if I’m to maintain the momentum I’ll have to stay focused. Did you notice one of the first things I did was hit the Internet and start blogging? Aghhh! Focusing is hard when you’re as undisciplined as I am!