The Catch Up: 20 000 to 30 000 words
Let the Catch Up Begin
In the past few days, I have fallen behind in my writing. Unfortunately, this means that I won’t be getting all the NaNoWriMo badges this year. It also means that I’m going to have to either double my word count one of the days or slowly catch up over the next few days.
The difficulty of the former is both time and inspiration. At the moment most of my writing is being done at night because of other commitments. While I usually do my best writing at night, I’m also, like everybody else with a day job, really tired. It usually takes me a good an hour and a half to two hours to reach the word count.
With the latter at least, it’s only a few extra minutes, a hundred or so more words. It may take a long time to catch up, however, it’s more sustainable. It just means that I’m going to be behind for a little while. However, I shouldn’t be disheartened about it. As long as I reach my target by the end of November, should it matter that I had to miss a day?
Besides, I do my best writing under pressure.
Day 14: 21810 Words
So, I’ve caught up a hundred words or so today. While it’s not much, I’ll be able to do a lot more over the weekend. In this chapter, our two compelling female characters meet for the first time, and we get a hint to how Captain Billiam Dirk fell from grace.
Day 15 and 16 – 25283 Words
Unfortunately, I’ve been having some technical difficulties with the website, but I think I’ve worked them out. I feel like I’ve just strung my story along with the bare minimum of description. After Nano, I’m going to go through each chapter and beef it up a bit. Also, my universe keeps building up the more I write so I definitely have to go back and add some things so these new developments make sense.
Day 17: 27730 Words
While I didn’t manage to completely catch up over the weekend, I gave it a good go. We are now past the halfway mark, which means I’m in the part that I need to keep the story moving but can’t jump to the really exciting bit at the end. This is my first draft with this story so I want to get to the good bits quickly but I know I have to be patient.
Day 18: 29444
I was a little shy of my target at the end of this six-day rotation but I got close. In other news, my antagonists are starting to act very strangely now. It’s as if they’ve developed a moral conscience. Let’s see how long that lasts.