That says it all, yes?
But when do I ever stop at paucity?
I have been consistent about sitting down to write first thing every morning. Some days I have hit my word goal before I got up again, others I’ve hit 400 words and stopped. On some of those days I came back to it later and others I did not. Obviously, since my daily average is 1400 – not quite the 1677 or whatever you’re supposed to hit daily to make the 50K in a month – I’ve had days where I made up ground from those 400 caps.
The main thing that I wanted out of attempting NaNoWriMo this year was to make writing easy and enjoyable again, after a long dry spell and struggles before that. So far, so good.
In terms of what the production has been: three scenes of the prologue down. Thought for a hot minute that the prologue was going to jump from 12K to 20K, then realized I was trying to include part of the main narrative in the prologue, so the projection is down to more like 15K. Still a helluva prologue.
The words have been flowing easy, both in the sense of my mental ability and the place I am taking the narrative. That latter being said…so far I am also still comfortably within the part I had mentally outlined, rather than the cliff of insanity that is me attempting to write a story I haven’t pre-discovered. Remains to be seen if the going stays this easy.
For now, I feel really satisfied with how far I’ve come and hopeful about where I’m going.