It’s been a week. It’s been a week full of other creative pursuits, including recovering from a bug last week, organising and hosting a Christmas pudding party requiring 3kg of sherry-soaked dried fruits (not all for one pudding, but I did all the buying), creating something for a side project, and still, little by little, chipping away at Mount NaNo. I’m firmly in the weeds in terms of how long this book is going to be. I think I am just going to keep writing it until I’ve told the story, and then decide whether to cleave in twain or whether just to edit with red pen most merciliess to get the word-count down. Because it’s (surprise surprise) writing up long (no, you have a tendency for wordiness!), I think the pacing’s going to be challenging to read, and honestly, the last few days’ output has covered very similar territory in various different manners, so probably can be condensed.
Less fundamentally troublesome is that I’m starting to realise my main character’s job isn’t doing quite the work I want it to be doing, so I might need to rejig that entirely. But her job is only a small part of her, so I will leave it as is for now, and then adapt when I get to the revision section.
NaNo Stats: This’d be a fun rollercoaster
Bask in this terrible inconsistency on a daily basis. Either scraping the 1000 word mark or exceeding the traditional NaNo daily goal of 1667 words per day. As I typed that, it occurred to me that the last time I did a short-term daily writing challenge, I hit 14k over a month, and I was thrilled with that, so, I’ll take this bumpy writing rollercoaster wherever it’s headed.
Onto the homeward stretch – I’ll see you at the finish line 🙂