As November continues its rapid race toward December, NaNo has finished its third week, which means there are many new stories out there at about the 35,000+ word mark.
That’s awesome! It also means that there are only about 15,000 more words to go to reach the magic 50,000 end-of-month goal.
I love this part in the process (when I haven’t spent the last week or so staring at a blank screen). After the excitement of the first week and the slowdown of the second, there tends to be a marked change in my writing once I’ve gotten over that 30,000 word point. After that, for better or worse, the story seems to gain momentum and race forward on its own.
The first act of my story ended at around 28,000 words, so I won’t have a completed book at the 50,000 word mark, and what I will have is going to need some definite work (seriously, you can probably see the plot-holes from space), but I’ll have made a real start at getting this story out of my head and on to the page, so that’s a good thing. Continue reading