Operation: NaNoWriMo has been underway for 10 days now. I hit 10.1k words on Sunday and abruptly ceased all writing. It is now Thursday. I should be more concerned than I am.
The last time I successfully did NaNo was in ’08. That was a loooong time ago now, all of the sudden. I should be a little rustier at the whole “write every day FOREVER” regimen that is associated with the event. However, on day 1, I wrote my daily writing quota (1,667 words) in 43 minutes.
I have a spectacular Excel sheet that tracks my progress. When I entered my first word count and time update, it told me I would finish on November 16th. HA!
Despite my hiatus from NaNo, I’ve actually found that this novel is coming out a lot smoother than expected. I have a plot. And sideplots! And said plots are working like a well-oiled machine and not a two-legged dog. (Yes, I will shamelessly post references to Homestar Runner like it’s 2003.)