NaNoWriMo 2017 :: Day 12/30 :: 20,757 words

Eat my dust, 20k!

Okay, so today wasn’t as spectacular as yesterday, but I’m happy enough! I’m at 20,757 words!

Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock / NaNoWriMo 2017 / 20,757 words / 2017-11-12 at 15.36.10

It’s only 119 words over my target for today, but anything over-target is a good day, so I’m happy enough!

Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock / NaNoWriMo 2017 / 20,757 words / 2017-11-12 at 15.36.10

What happened to that 23,000 target?

So yeah, I set myself the goal of hitting 23,000 words today, and I missed that by miles.

What happened?

Well, I hit a scene which was outlined something like this:

SCENES 31-33: Under attack

Esthree, Bolide and Hurrible are under attack by dragons.

They must hide, outwit the pilots, then steal a dragon and escape.

3,000 words.

I ran out of time to figure this out during Preptober, so past-me made it future-me’s problem.

To quote myself during Preptober:

“I know… pretty well how the story transitions from the adventure of Act 2 into the final battle of Act 3.”

Preptober 2017: Day 29/31

Well, now future-me is current-me, and today has been more about plotting than about writing.

NaNoWriMo is a terrible time to have to think about your story. There just isn’t time!

It’s all on me, though.

I spent the first three weeks of Preptober chasing ideas which weren’t going to work, and I only started plotting Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock on day 22. If I’d spend all of Preptober on this then I’d be working from a rock-solid outline.

But I didn’t, so I’m not.

The plan for tomorrow

I spent most of today brainstorming, and I’ll need to do the same again tomorrow.

I’m back at my day-job in the morning, so I’ll only have a few hours in the evening.

I’ll just need to make them count, and make sure I get at least 1,625 words out to stay on-target.

See you tomorrow!

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