Halfway through November means people should be halfway to a 50K word novel. And surprisingly, I passed that mark yesterday. WOOT! I’ve been aiming for 2K words a day instead of just 1667 just so that I have some buffer to play with. Not every day has been reaching that 2K though but I have not gone under 1667 thankfully.
And the story? Since this is the first pass, everyone knows it will be utter crap. And knowing my writing skill, I KNOW it is utter shite. But hey, I am actually surprised I made it to the halfway mark.
I did sort of cheat a little. I actually started the story before November but I only had about 7K written. I thought it was a good start for a story and then found out about NaNoWriMo and thought, hey what the hell, let’s see what kind of rubbish I can come up with. I’m totally doing this as a ‘pantster’ which they say is someone writing by the seat for their pants instead of planning anything out. And the last week or so, I’ve been making shit up as I go along because I have no idea where the story is going to head. I have a sort of ending in mind but how to get there from where the story is currently at. No freaking clue.
If I do manage to finish something reasonably complete, it will need a serious edit. The first 7K was written in the first person before I decided to change to third person. Plus dialog, descriptively setting the scenes… There is a lot to be desired. A LOT.
Anyway. Here’s hoping I don’t completely run out of steam or ideas for where the story will go next. I still have about 25K words to come up with.