Well, I am ending National Novel Writing Month with just over 7,000 words in the bank. When I consider how few days I actually was able to write this month, I’m not too disappointed. My daughter tried to kill me slowly by sleep deprivation for about 10 days straight. There was no writing because she would not give in to sleep until nearly 11 each evening, thus decimating my writing hours. Waking up every 45 minutes all night long will also keep you from writing via lack of brain function and will power. The holiday weekend produced no work since husband’s schoolwork needed to take priority. My laptop flummoxed the last three days with the problem only getting resolved this evening, of course. All those things considered, I am quite satisfied with my word count. Next year, I would love to have a true NaNoWriMo with all of the urgency and thrill of do or die like my first year. However, not being burned out by 50,000 words in a month has the advantage of me being excited to press on as a new month begins. Now I just have to figure out how to create a word count ticker tape for my laptop; it is incredibly satisfying to watch it move upwards. Almost addicting really.
To keep the ball rolling, here is my word count goal for the month of December: 8,000 words. Eight is my number and this is my birth month, so it’s fitting.