November 5th, 2009

NaNo 2009

Unexpected Results (Your Mileage May Vary)

I'm usually the one whose mileage varies from the norm. Yesterday I was concerned that it was the 4th and I had already slipped about 2200 words short of the daily average required in the first 3 days. This is normal for my writing pace and the deficit could be made up over the remaining 26 days, but it was a deficit. So soon. I received unexpected (to me) comments on my post, urging me onward. They were, well, inspirational. I waded back into my draft and a logjam broke and I had all kinds of plot bunnies and a very unexpected outcome to the story itself. Not how I had envisioned the ending at all. Today I expect I'll be in 'cleanup mode' generating content where I had made mere notes yesterday so I have a halfway decent first draft to work with later.

So if I needed to write just under 3900 words to stay on target yesterday, imagine my shock and delight when I managed to generate 2700 of them. So a big thank you to the various folks who said "go, go, go" (among other things). I shall now attempt the same amount today which would put me back on target.

(Go, Go, Go.)
Frog Out