I start every day with a goal, or several goals. Today I wanted to lower my needed words per day. Let me explain.
The writing program I use helps me with several tools. I can see how many words I've written every day, a running tally.
I can also see some more data with my Word Count Target. This tells me how many words I have to write every day over the 26 days left in the challenge, to get to the goal of 50,000 words.
At the beginning of NaNoWriMo the goal is 1,666 words a day. If you write 1,666 words every single day for 30 days, you win!
I got a good start, and intentionally pushed through this weekend, mainly because my husband was out of town! Then I started to look at my "Words to write per day:" and saw that number getting smaller and smaller. A few days ago it dropped below 1,600. Today my goal was to get it below 1,500. (Tomorrow is to get it below 1,400!)
For me this means that I'm working efficiently, and I'm really getting the words in there. The story has progressed, and I love the direction we're going in. In my mind the story isn't chapters or scenes, it's phases... and phase one is complete!
Tracy has been shot and killed in the bank robbery, discovered her first life, seen some of another life, gotten fired from her job, and made the decision to change her life and circumstances.
Tomorrow I start chapter 6. Tracy is going back to high school. And I'm really looking forward to this. I haven't been back to my old high school in many many years! So it will be interesting to speculate on how a visit like that would affect me!
How is your NaNo going? Are you on track? If not... don't worry! There are 26 days to find your mojo!
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