Technically, tomorrow would be the end of week 4, so I'm writing this a couple days early. But I expect to reach my goal tonight or tomorrow, so my next post will likely be a "winner" post.
I've done very well this year. So far I haven't dropped below par once, which I don't think I've ever managed before; I've always gotten behind at some point during the month. I also haven't gotten ahead much, but I'm okay with that. Steady progress is good progress, and it gives me hope I won't burn myself out, either. Quite to the contrary, I'm excited about my novel and the prospect of continuing to write after NaNoWriMo 2023 comes to a close.
Currently I have 2,324 words to write in order to make it to 50,000. I have a write-in tonight, but it's only two hours, so I don't know if I'll be able to write over 2k words. It depends on how motivated I am, how on time we are, and how much time I devote to writing rather than getting distracted.
Either way, either tonight or tomorrow night, I'll be "winning" NaNoWriMo 2023.
I have plans to continue writing after November ends. I was looking at my calendar last night, and as I arranged my schedule for the first week of December, I made sure to put writing earlier in the day every day. If I start with it, hopefully it will keep me motivated and ensure I stick to working on it every day. I want to finish this novel, then start working on further revisions and other installments as I get it all ready for self-publication.
I've been thinking a lot about how this blog and my social media presence will change once I start gearing up to self-publish. I intend to plan everything out, and my blog may undergo some changes as I prepare for release. I'll update further once I finish the novel and have some time to start looking at the business side of things.