Day 30 – NaNoWriMo 2016

Day 23: 2589

Day 24: 856

Day 25: 3266

Day 26: 1769

Day 27: 2299

Day 28: 4185

Day 29: 271

Day 30: 414

Final Total for NaNoWriMo 2016: 63,797

Only a few hours remain for NaNoWriMo 2016, but I’m for bed after a long day. I hit 50,000 on Day 23, tying last year for my quickest NaNo win. I wanted to see if I could beat last year’s number of words and finish out Crafting the Badger’s Head, but these last few days conspired against me with a puking child and then a trip to my daughter’s eye doctor for her post-op checkup.

Crafting the Badger’s Head is close to being complete. I’ve got four major scenes that need to be written, and one of them I know for sure is going to be a doozy. I still have 15 plot cards to cover. According to my original estimation, that would give me another 15,000 words at the very least. Potentially more, seeing how I’m running long on my scene average this year. I may break 100,000 with this one!

All in all, it was a good month. One of the things I love about NaNoWriMo is that if you set out with a will to hit that 1667 words each day, by the end of the month, you’ve established a writing habit for yourself that, with discipline, you can keep going with for many weeks to come. I needed NaNo to help me refocus my writing once more and get me in the habit of writing every day again. I’ll probably continue my current habits until Crafting the Badger’s Head is finished, then I think I will drop back to writing 5 days a week with 2 days off, so I don’t burn myself out too quickly.

After this draft is done, it’ll be back to Tales of Mysera and Sentinels of Mysera. I’ve got a plan for those now and, by golly, I’m going to get them done this time.


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