According to my calculations – *pulls off sock to count on fingers and toes* – we are exactly halfway through NaNoWriMo, 2020.
What do we think of it so far?
My novella (which I think this is going to end up being) stands at 20091 words today, and I feel like I’m about halfway. I feel like I’m writing the words I’m writing pretty fast, but I probably should have set aside a bit more time to just boost the word count. I keep telling myself I’m going to do that one of these days, but then before I know it, November will be gone.
I’m very excited about it though.
The story I mean. It’s coming to me easily and it feels so completely and fully fleshed-out in my mind. I talked about this in Update #1.
And that’s a very good thing, I think. It makes for very strong storytelling. I feel like I have very clear vision of where I’m going, of what all my characters are doing, and even though I don’t plot or outline much, I feel like I’m much more prepared than I’m used to being.
It’s like pantsing with purpose.
I make up stuff as I go along, throw my characters into the unknown, but at the same time I am very aware of what’s expected of them.
It’s a great way to write, and I think this novella right here is changing me. Changing the way I write.
So I’m very excited to see where a new week of NaNoWriMo will take me!
How’s your story coming along? Better or worse than expected? Do you feel confident about hitting your goals? Let me know!