Current NaNoWriMo word count: 44,547
This has been a very strange NaNoWriMo. In all of the previous years’ stories, I started off really strong and began to get tired of the story as the month went on. (Life tip: If you ever want time to go more slowly, write 50,000 words of a new story in a month.) This year has been the opposite: I wasn’t too fond of the story when it started. What sounded awesome in the outline turned out to be not that great when fleshed out on screen. But because I must reach 50,000 at all costs, I continued to write through the boring scenes (and make them a little more interesting).
I think it was around Day 20 when the story finally started to get going (long after I had abandoned my outline completely), and it’s nowhere near complete. There is very little doubt in my mind that I will reach 50,000 before November 30, but I don’t know how many more words I will need to write before the plot is resolved. I also don’t know if I want to continue the story into December. I may just put it on hold indefinitely or continue to work on it at a slower pace.
This is weird because I normally finish my NaNo/Camp NaNo stories within the target word count. PAUL, which was written this past April, is the other exception; it’s still not finished to this day. I hate to have incomplete stories lying around, so at some point, I will finish them. I’m just not sure at what point that will be.
BTW, Happy Thanksgiving!