And no, I’m not going to be doing daily updates on this. Just wanted to mention that I cracked past 3000 words today. Which, while admirable, doesn’t come close to standing up to some of the NaNo Writing Buddies that managed upwards of 7000. And there’s no way I can keep up a 3000 word-a-day pace, but I had a little extra time today, so I figured I’d add in some padding for the rest of the week.
And truly, it worked out well. It was a very rainy day out, so aside from playing with the kids off and on throughout the day, we ended up watching a fair number of movies on the couch. The netbook is awesome for this, by the way. I could just leave it open and throw in a sentence here and there as I could fit it in. I don’t expect that to work too well during the week, but we’ll see how it goes. If I can squeeze in a 500 word challenge or two at work (during lunch, of course), I should be in an excellent position by the time I get around to my usual writing time in the wee hours of 10 PM or later.
I have to say, today was a lot of fun. I cranked through a fair number of pages and there was something so cool about watching all the twitter posts scooting by on TweetDeck in regards to word counts. Someone mentioned that they just couldn’t stop writing and they were close to 10,000 words. I have no idea what the quality of said words might be, but I can understand it. I just kept looking at the word count and going “Just 100 more! Or maybe another 100. And another.”
We’ll see how I’m doing in two weeks, though. I have the feeling it’s going to be a slightly different story by then.