NaNoWrimo Days 13 – 18

Day 13 – 0

Day 14 – 1,532

Day 15 – 3,638

Day 16 – 834

Day 17 – 119

Day 18 – 0

Total word count so far: 20,696

I have 62,666 words written in Topheth and 53,978 words written in The Tree of Liberty. At this point, I should have 30k words written, so you can see I’ve fallen behind by about 10K words. Can’t say whether or not I’ll be able to catch up at this point, but there are some positive things on the horizon.

a) Co-op classes are finished for this term, so I don’t have to put in writing time to compose lessons.

b) I have a class to teach on Tuesday, but most of the material is already developed, so even that shouldn’t be too big a problem.

c) This is a holiday week, so I don’t have any overtime, and I think I’ll be able to get caught up on the rest of it. This includes having all day Wednesday available. And even though I’ll be working Thursday evening, the guys will pretty much be in Turkey induced comas at that point, so the house will be fairly quiet. I’m working alone that shift as well, so I ought to get a lot written – even on the holiday.

So there ya go. I have no excuses for not catching up over the next four days. I need to do about 4K words a day to break even, however. Yikes!  My best days were on the 7th and the 15th: 3,766 and 3,638 words respectively. Now I have to break both those records for four days straight. Wish me luck!

2 thoughts on “NaNoWrimo Days 13 – 18

  1. You have to do about 30000 words in 11 days. If you even do 4000 words (which is HUGE) you’ll be totally caught up. Well, actually, think about it: let’s say you only had ten days left and 30000 words, you’d do 3000 words a day. But you have 11 days, so that comes to your advantage.

    • That’s true. So I guess there’s a little more hope even if I don’t get the 4K words per day to get back on track. This is why I shouldn’t do math on my overnight shifts! 🙂

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