NaNoWriMo 2020 – Day 17

Starting word count: 60210
Ending word count: 62831
Total words: 2621

Hello, hello! It’s early, eh? I learnt my lesson from yesterday and wrote this as soon as I finished writing my words for the morning.

Growth! We love to see it.

I finished writing chapter 15 this morning, hence the slightly larger word count than usual. I hit my goal and was two seconds away from stopping when I looked at how much left I had to write and then, honestly, I just couldn’t leave it alone. So now I have a full finished chapter 15 and I’m all that much happier for it!

The chapter ended up doing the exact things I was hoping it would, so in terms of moving the relationship along between these characters, we’re well on our way. I finally started to feel like I was getting this particular narrator’s voice right, too — she’s different from people I usually write, and I could definitely feel myself slipping into other tones in other parts of the story, but I think I’m finally starting to get it here.

It’s a nice feeling this morning — without saying much about it, this morning is a pretty big morning for me. If you could cross your fingers for me, I’d appreciate it.

Anyway, when I pick up tomorrow, I’ll be working on good ol’ chapter 17 — I’m not sure how much I’ll need to write between that scene and the next landmark I have, but I’m estimating maybe a chapter or two? I can feel myself getting more and more conscious of the length of this novel, though I know myself and I know that I almost always tend to overwrite rather than underwrite, so, here I am again, worrying about something that I really don’t need to be worrying about.

If that isn’t the whole story of my life though.

Anyway, I’m liking the momentum that I feel like I’m building, so I’m hopeful it means good things to come over the next few days. Fingers crossed for all of us!

Let’s be friends on NaNo! Or listen to my project writing playlist!

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