Yes, I’m still behind, but I’m closing the gap slowly but surely!
According to the NaNoWriMo site, I can finish my 50k word by November 30th if I write approximately 2,500 words per day. That, in my opinion, is totally doable. Also working in my favour is the fact that I have a lot of time to myself in the next week and a half, including a day off on Friday which I have specifically set aside for getting so quality writing time in.
One thing I’ve been very grateful for during this process is the fact that I’m surrounded by supportive people. They may not all understand the point of NaNoWriMo but at least they’re happy to give me the space, time, and encouragement I need to get this thing done!
I think it also helps that I’m really, really in love with my story. It’s messy and probably full of cringe-worthy prose and plot holes right now (to save time, I don’t re-read anything I’ve written. This way I can avoid wanting to edit as I go. Making the story pretty is future Maggie’s problem) but I’m obsessed with it anyway.
Also fun: my local library has set up dedicated space every Tuesday night for write-ins. I’ve never lived in a place where official write-ins or events are held so I’ve never been able to enjoy any of the camaraderie that NaNoWriMo inspires in-person. There are only a couple of us that go to the write-in here but I love and look forward to it so much!
This isn’t an update so much as it’s a reminder: chapter forty-four of The Star and the Ocean went up last Friday. The next update will be this Friday, November 25th and it will be the last weekly update for the story.
I’m going to spend the rest of this month focusing on getting The Witch’s Patron done for NaNoWriMo. From there I will work on finishing everything that’s left for TSATO before posting the whole ending at once.
What about you? How is your writing going? Tell me all about it in the comments!