NaNoWrimo Update #2

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.

Can’t you tell how excited I am?

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!

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