According to the site we should all be at 6 666 words, and I hope all of you are. Here's what my stats look like at the moment:
#NaNoCheckIn has done wonders for my word count and I cannot thank my fellow twitter writers enough for joining me in this. You guys make the writing so much easier, and a lot more fun. Not that I don't have fun torturing my characters, I do, it's the highlight of my day, but you guys make it better.
Confession time. Although I'm way ahead of schedule right now, I'm having a hard time getting the words down. Well I had issues. I finally figure out why.
I need to have something big happen in every single chapter I write. It doesn't have to be major, earth shaking big. It just needs to be something I consider big. And I haven't had that. I've been writing to get the words down and my word count up. I don't like doing that. NaNo or not, I don't write crappy first drafts. Language wise this draft is fine, writing wise, not so much. Too much babbling. That's the problem I have, too much babbling. Today I stopped my babbling. I'm going to have to rewrite a lot of the first three chapters but that's exactly why rewrites exist, to fix these little messes.
Like the graph above shows, I need to write about 1100 words to make my daily 2k count. The fun is really about to start now that I have most of my world building and setting out of the way. Maybe the babbling was necessary, who knows how I'll feel when I reread this next year. I'll do that right now, no babbling, read some, then veg out on my bed watching TV until two. Just because I can.
How are all of you doing?