So, it’s finally happened: I’ve fallen behind. By yesterday I was supposed to have completed 35,000 words, but last night I had just hit 33,088 words, putting me almost 2000 words behind. Now that’s by no means an unrecoverable amount, so there’s still hope that I’ll make it, but it just seems to be getting tougher!
I’ve had kind of a busy week this week, and finding the time has been hard, hence why I have been getting behind. Whilst in my last update I was on track, last Saturday was where the problems started, as I only wrote a few hundred words that day. When I failed to reach the daily target of 1,666 words again the following day, I slipped further behind, and this continued until I was just shy of 4,000 words behind by Tuesday. Over the rest of the week I’ve been managing to surpass the daily target, and have managed to claw my way back, but I still have some catching up to do!
It doesn’t help that I have yet again been finding the plot difficult, as although I made a plan of the basic events of the story last week, trying to fill it in and get from one bullet-point to the next is proving hard. I think there are a fair few plot holes going to crop up in the editing stage, and I began to realise that a lot of smaller plots I set up at the beginning have been completely forgotten by this stage, and will have to be woven back in at some point.
Only 9 days left to go, so here’s hoping I can get back on track, and complete my first NaNoWriMo! I feel like, at this stage, even if I don’t ‘win’ it will still be quite an achievement. Even if I didn’t write another word for the rest of November (don’t worry, I’m not going to do that!), 33,088 words in a month would still be far more than I have ever written before!
So how has everyone else’s week been?