NaNoWriMo 2015 – Week 3

At the end of week 3 of NaNoWriMo, I have gone just over 45,000 words. Woohoo! When this whole thing started, that number seemed so far away. Now I’m here with only 5,000 words to go for the win.

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Even more exciting is I think I paced the story correctly to wrap up at right around the 50,000 word mark. Woohoo again! The plan is to finish the novel today, at least the first draft, and then I will likely call the month done. That is, as soon as I validate that I have won on the NaNoWriMo site and order my winner t-shirt. 🙂

Now, about week 3. It has been interesting. There were several times when I wasn’t sure how the story was going to get from point A to point B. And then point B changed a bit. It has been very exciting to watch the story unfold.

The other interesting thing was watching a couple of minor characters start to play major parts. I now have a list of things I want to go back and adjust earlier in the story so their larger parts in the action make a little more sense.

I had a slight challenge with time yesterday because I had scheduled a hair cut and color in the middle of the day. (Note to self: No cut and color next November.) I took out my phone and typed about a thousand words while my color was processing. I felt like a novel-writing super hero. I was even wearing a cape! (Ok, it was actually a smock and my hair looked funny with the color in it, but let me have my moment… 😉 )

The biggest challenge of week 3 has been the release of Star Wars Battlefront. I want so badly to sit and play it for a few hours. So I am using it as motivation to finish this novel. Playing the game will be my reward.

With that in mind, I’d better hop to it and finish those last 5,000 words. I wrote 5,000 yesterday even with a trip to the salon, so I know it can be done today when only laundry needs to be done.

Congratulations to my fellow participants who have already crossed the finish line of 50,000 words!

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