Monday, November 14, 2011

May the frog be with you!

W.C. Frog says, "May the (word count) frog be with you!"

I am thrilled with my progress so far on my novel.  I had a moderately productive weekend — last night (counting my words after midnight) I got to 31k (31,099 to be exact).  Attending a write-in Friday evening helped me surpass my personal goal of 2k per day with 2,353 words.  Although Saturday is my busiest day, and I just generally assume I won't have time to write, I did at least make the NaNo minimum goal with 1,695 (you have to write 1,667 words a day in order to get to 50k in a month).  Yesterday was wildly productive, with 2,302 words before midnight and 867 after — a total of 3,169 words in one day.

All in all, that makes the weekend (counting Friday night as part of the weekend) a 7,217-word weekend — not far from the 8k weekends that the NaNo Powers That Be are always recommending as a good way to catch up.

Of course, I don't need to do any catching up — at this point I'm nearly 5 days ahead of schedule, which is just fine with me considering my tendency in past years to neglect my novel around Thanksgiving.

I'm also officially two-thirds of the way done with my total word count, at least if my goal remains 80k.  As I get closer to the end, I might revise that up to 90k — we'll see.  It's a lovely feeling to be this far through my novel and still have the feeling of being swept away with it!  I love my characters, I love the story, I love the ideas that I'm getting for future books in the series.

To all others doing NaNoWriMo, may the frog be with you!

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