today was a good day – with just over 2000 words written on public transport and in my lunch hour, I’ve managed to progress my story on to the point where this whole battle thing is beginning to make some kind of sense. I mean, in reality, it would just never work, but somehow it’s all pulling together to point in the direction I was hoping it would, and that’s all I can really ask for in a first draft!
The best thing though is that, having somehow managed to et the Internet to connect to my laptop (it’s going through a reliable phase which I am not confident will last) I put my word count into the official nano doodad. And I have hit 48200! Which means I will finish this thing tomorrow! (I mean, unless the apocalypse happens or something, but touch wood that it doesn’t.) I know lots of people will think I’m crazy not just writing those last 1800 words tonight, but I ve had a bajillion things to do packing for tomorrow, and I still have so much time that I don’t see the point in forcing myself to write just to reach the end 10 hours sooner. I’d rather actually get stuff done and then chill out and do things in my own time.
I have realised though, that I am not going to reach my conclusion within the 50 000 words, which is fine. I think it will take at least another 5000 words to round everything up and it just means that I’ll have to keep writing in December before I can start editing. I might have to take a few days off first though!
On another note I have also finished the book I was reading! It may have taken me well over a month, but considering how much I’ve been writing, and the fact I was reading anothe book (as yet unfinished…) at the same time, I don’t think it’s too shabby.
Over and out.
~ Becca x