Day 10 and – amazingly – I’m still on target. This is what it looks like:
This is what it looked like last year:
I hope I can keep this up. As usual, I’m not sure I have enough to say to reach 50,000.
Not yet three o’clock on day 1 and I’ve reached my target for today.
Wait a mo while I pat myself on the back.
But that was day 1. I knew exactly what I wanted to write, so I just went ahead and wrote it – not exactly straight through from beginning to end, because I never write like that. When I reached the end of chapter 1, I went back and padded it out. If anyone says that’s not how you’re supposed to do NaNo, I’ll say: hard luck, that’s how I’m doing it.
What about the other days? What’s going to happen when I get to the sticky middle and can’t decide how to continue? I don’t know. I’ll cross those stepping stones when I come to them. If I fall off, I’ll just climb back on.
In the meantime, I’m happy. 🙂
Hope you are, too.