I am one week into NaNoWriMo and I am maintaining a good pace. As one could expect, the story is proceeding somewhat different than I first outlined. I already deviated from the crumpled parchment I mentioned last time, and yes, I already caught hell for it from a friend.
(Muse: You have friends?)
I treat NaNoWriMo somewhat as a stream-of-consciousness exercise. Get the words on paper and worry about making it better later on. This one – this whole story – could very well be workable but I can tell it is going to take some horsing to get it into eventual shape. The good news is I feel like the first 14K words unfolded without any trouble, and I have a very long way – maybe 2-3 more books worth – to get to the end. Anyway, here's progress:
Nov 1: 1708 words
Nov 2: 2886 words
Nov 3: 2284 words
Nov 4: 2102 words
Nov 5: 1708 words
Nov 6: 1787 words
Nov 7: 1776 words
Week one total: 14251 words, or just over 2K words a day.
At this rate, I am on schedule to get over 50K by 25 Nov. So far, so good.