Yes, it is. And that means it it NaNoWriMo time. That’s National Novel Writing Month for those who are unaware. I am doing NaNo this year, which means I am spending most of my time writing. Reviews may be a bit spotty this month, since trying to get 50K words in 30 days does end up taking a bit out of my reading time. I am trying to utilize audiobooks to make up for not having time to sit with a print book, but there just may not be a real review every Friday.
This week, let me give you a quick review of where I am with my NaNo project. This year, I am a NaNo Rebel, which means that I am doing something other than starting from scratch with a brand new novel. I am focusing on adding the 50K to a previously started project. It was only a few thousand words in (barely over a short story), so it wasn’t like I had 80% of it done. It’s sci-fi, specifically space opera. Now, for some stats:
Working title: Deuces Wild
NaNoWriMo target: 50,000 words
Where I stand right now: 13,131 words
Where I should be at this point if I did the NaNo goal of 1667 words/day: 13,336 words
Average words/day: 2188.5 words
Words to goal: 37,424
Words per day to finish on time: 2339
So, not bad. For those of you questioning my math up there on the average and words per day to finish, yes, I know that yesterday (when I figured it out) was the eighth day of November, but I generally plan on taking weekends off, so, for me, there were only 6 writing days in the month, and sixteen to go.
That’s my review of my month so far. Back to word-working!
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