Current Word Count: 46,006
I’ve just reached the climax of my story! It may go a little over fifty thousand words by the end, but it should be pretty close. It does seem a bit short for a novel, but I’ve noticed that my first drafts tend to be relatively short. One book I wrote ended up having only about 60,000 words for the first draft, and in the second draft it went up to around 70,000 (still rewriting that one). I’ll be happy just getting this one done, even if it will be a little short for a novel.
At the beginning of this month, I proclaimed in several posts that this would be the only NaNoWriMo I would attempt to complete. By the end, now that I’ve figured out a process which works pretty well for me, I might consider doing to next year. But I’ll definitely do more planning next year (this year I had a premise and just jumped in). It’s been a rollercoaster of experiences (some good and some bad), but for the most part it’s been a great challenge. I still can’t believe I’ve only got 4,000 words left!
3 days left…