NaNoWriMo 2017 :: Day 18/30 :: 25,158 words

Good news: I hit 25,000 words! Bad news: I hit it a few days too late…

Yesterday & today

I spent yesterday evening with Alex, so I didn’t get any words down and I didn’t post an update. So far, that’s two days this month with no word count.

I’ll be away on a day-job business trip in the last week of November too, so I’m expecting a few more no-word days coming up.

Basically, I’m more behind than I think I am. Gulp.

Alex left for work a couple of hours ago, so I’ve been back on the words. I decided to spend some time this evening working on outlining and preparation so I can hit the ground running tomorrow and get 9+ hours of word-vomit going.

Word count

Since I’ve mostly been planning, there isn’t a huge word count leap today. I’m wrapping up at 25,158 words.

Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock / NaNoWriMo 2017 / 25,158 words / 2017-11-18 at 19.35.29

That’s 1,201 words under my target for today — and whoa, my under-performing streak has built up a ton of work for tomorrow.

Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock / NaNoWriMo 2017 / 25,158 words / 2017-11-18 at 19.35.29

Check out my target graph. The straight red line is my target, and the green wriggly line is my actual word count. I’ve been under-target for nearly a week now.

Esthree Postbuild vs the Void Rock / NaNoWriMo 2017 / 25,158 words / 2017-11-18 at 19.35.29

The plan for tomorrow

I reckon I’ve got the next bunch of scenes outlined pretty well, so I should be able to hit them pretty hard tomorrow.

My minimum goal for tomorrow is 30,000 words. It’s a stretch, but it’s do-able if I can get my head in the zone.

That said, hitting 32,000 words would be awesome because it would put me right back on target.

Let’s see how I get on…

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