Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NaNoWriMo Day Fifteen

Okay. I have forward momentum on my NaNoNovel again. Whew.

While I am still behind the average total word target for today - which would be 25,000; I mean, we are half way through now - I did catch up by writing a little over the daily target.

My total words written today = 1805.

My word count on the fifteenth day of November = 21,865.

Let's see - where are we in the story? It's getting a little more jumbled up. The characters are competing for my attention. Some of them have some back story to tell (not too much - just a little). And one of them, wow.

Hank. Oh, Hank. Hank exposed another side of himself. He's not just the mild mannered, a little off center, lawn manicuring neighbor. He has a bit of an, a, ah - dark side, shall we say? I'll just say - don't go near him when he has his trimming shears in hand.

And what else? Oh - Annette. She started in getting ready to go to the gun range. But somehow, she jumped to a different time and just passed out. She's okay so far. I thought it was going to be the dead character passing out when that situation came up - but, no. It was Annette. I'm not sure where this is going.

No, I still don't know if it was a murder or a suicide. The dead body in the house, found by the son of the dead person's ex-partner.

And the person who is supposed to bring all of this together still hasn't arrived. Though her furniture and belongings are being loaded into the house.

I'm half way through the novel and she still isn't here? I don't think this story will be done at 50,000 words. And that's okay. I will hit the 50k on this one. For sure.

Last night I wasn't sure I was going to hit the 50k mark this year, during the time when my laptop wasn't working. When I was trying to get the final student mid-term assignments graded and the new journals were arriving and I hadn't completed grading last week's journals. And wasn't sure if we were flying or driving to San Francisco this coming weekend (for the Night of Writing Dangerously), as the fares kept going up and up. I was frustrated and thought this might be the year I'm not a winner; it was two days in a row of not writing.

But today, I'm back on track. And today I got us a good deal on plane tickets - so we're flying - a good deal for last minute tickets to go with the good deal on a near to the event hotel. And minus the $55 per night fee to park the car.

I will be a NaNoWinner in 2011. Yes I will.