This year, as it has been several times previously, "midnight" came past that mark in my time zone due to work. I think we actually started at what would be Hawaiian midnight or Alaskan midnight? I ended up working 25 minutes past when I was scheduled, due to a complicated situation I had to wrap up; that happens.
Then I popped over to my friend's apartment where we kicked things off with tea and Trader Joe's snacks.
I wrote 1677 words, just a sliver over the NaNo daily average of 1667. I will write another - at least - 1667 later today. It's already later today, but our night wasn't over when we stopped writing about 3:30 am; so I am just now getting a start to my day. There was an emergency situation my friend needed help with and I'm glad I was there to help out.
At least it's still light outside, right?
On to my day and more writing and preparing for a midday job tomorrow.
NaNoWriMo 2023 is officially underway!
11/1/2023 official word count (so far): 1677