Current Word Count: 42,056
Whoo Hoo! NaNoWriMo finish line in sight! And my story’s finish line? Erm…close I hope. Lol!
I have 7k words left in my outline and 18 chapters. It’s getting close to crunch time! (story-wise) And it IS crunch time NaNo-wise! Week 3 is when people start to win NaNo, and I’ve seen quite a few people cross the 50k line already. CONGRATULATIONS!! ^_^
This weekend is going to be a tad busier than normal, but there’s no reason I can’t at least get to 50k before Thanksgiving. My goal for this story is still the end of next month, though I would like to finish it by the 15th.
I remember, this was the part of the outline when I started to realize how long this story was, and I started to freak out. I was also getting tired, because the story was pouring out so fast, and I had been typing for a couple of hours. But anyways, I’m past the sloggy middle, which wasn’t sloggy insomuchas me stopping and going, “what am I doing here” a few times.
Things are getting really exciting! Chapter-wise I consider myself halfway through the story, but I have about three more chapters to go before I reach the first climax of the story and the end of the invisible part one. This is actually where I want to be by NaNo’s end, with 15 chapters left to go, so it’s looking pretty good!
For once in my life, I’m not worried about my first draft word count or if the story is perfect or even makes any sense. And honestly, this is the biggest freaking relief. I’m fiercely looking forward to editing because I know editing this story is going to be a lot of fun! (And a lot of work.) So, needless to say, I find myself quite pumped up right now. 🙂
One more week, people! GO, GO, GO, GO, GO!! ^_^