This Novel, Day 16

Some days writing is easier than others, but at the end of every day, after hitting my personal goals, there is a feeling of fulfillment. Today was a relatively easy writing day — Day 16 — because I had a solid idea of where I wanted to end up, so getting there was an adventure and kept me hooked in the entire time.

My goal is 1800 words every single day, and while that may seem like a lot at first glance sometimes it doesn’t feel like it. Which is why on the days when I’m feeling the muse, when it hits me really hard, I write until I run out of words instead of hitting the wall hard at 1800 and putting down my metaphorical pen.

But today, because I had a goal in mind that wasn’t 1800 words (that was instead to get to my destination plot-wise) it was interesting to just write and see how many words I ended up with once I had reached my own promised land. So, when I finally looked up from my screen and ran my word total through the counter I was a little shocked to see that I had indeed hit and surpassed the 1800 words.

It’s Day 16 of NaNoWriMo, and I’m in the middle of writing my novel. Actually I guess I’m a little closer to the end than I am to the middle, but I’m still chugging along exactly like I was at the start. Which is the point, after all.

Word count: 32,046 words.

Sam

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