Starting word count: 67016
Ending word count: 69129
Total words: 2113
Normally at this point, I feel like I see the number 20 and start stress sweating. For a lot of reasons like how is November nearly over and oh my god I only have ten more days left of NaNo and holy shit I am nowhere near ready for the holidays why do I do this to myself every year (answer: I love the stress). This year, though, I’m feeling pretty… chilled about it actually.
Part of it is just that I am very. much ready for 2020 to be over — I think I speak for a lot of us with that — and even though the writing on my project is going well, I’m definitely getting to the point where I’m ready to be done with it so that I can just put it on the shelf in prep for editing in a few months.
I’ve been feeling all types of ways about writing recently, so many highs and lows, but even with all that going on in the background, this project has somehow been chugging ahead. I think this project is keeping me tethered to writing in some ways and, for that, I’m incredibly grateful.
I wrote more of chapter 18 today, and I’m starting to get to the point where I think that the chapter needs to end but, just like ch17, I’m not sure what that end will look like or when it will come. I can feel the pieces starting to come together, though, and I’m really excited to start connecting what I have to the moments I’ve written later in the novel (read: I just want these idiots to kiss already).
I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend — I hope you find a bit of rest and relaxation x