Over at the NaNoWriMo Website Chris Baty, the founder of NaNoWriMo, has issued a challenge for this weekend.
15,000 words by the end of the day on Monday, November 9th!
Okaaaaay. Well, currently I’m at 7,161 words (I should be at 11,662 if I were writing the requisite 1,666 words a day–which, of course, I’m currently not) which means I’d have to write 7,839 words between today and the end of the day Monday.
Now, that’s not impossible. During one NaNo I managed to get in about 8,000 words in one day but I doubt I’m going to accept Mr. Baty’s challenge.
I’m working to get my wordage in but I’m also striving to wind up with something I can work with in December. I’ve “won” two NaNos and wound up with 50,000 words (and, trust me, it was fun writing those 50,000 words or 100,000 words if you count the two times I won) but those 100,000 words are still somewhere on my hard drive.
So, yeah, I’m working to get the words done but if I fall short, no biggie.
However, I did do a NaNo write-in this morning with two of the women from my local RWA chapter and it was fun.
That’s what I love about NaNo. Not so much watching my word count increase on my trusty little word counter (although that’s cool to see) but hanging out with people who are trying to do the same thing. Write. And especially with people who are doing NaNo for the first time.
I see that some of you are pretty close to that 15,000 word challenge Chris Baty put out or have already surpassed it.
Great job! Keep up the good work!