It’s the 31st. It’s a brand new day. I’m flush with a second back to back NaNoWriMo win.
The manuscript is not done however and I’ve put in another 500 words this morning and more are coming. I know that if I stop and take a break because I’ve made the word count, there’s a chance I won’t finish the book. It would be a shame. A finished first draft is easily moved up on deck when you decide to revise it. An aborted draft is just, well, unfinished and it’s hard to put a decent ending on something when you let it sit too long.
Whereas, you should let a manuscript stew a while before going back for revision.
So how did August go in general? Impressions and thoughts below:
I hit 38K last night and had a lot of fun writing a scene from Beth’s POV as she shakes down an informant.
I revived the old Peel pub of my youth a little and I look forward to having it be a nice bit of scenery more and more in this story. I gave a little homage to my recently deceased friend and based the owner’s character after him. I think he would have been pleased to own the old Peel pub if he could have.
I plan to hit 40K and more by tonight, putting me very much on track to hitting 50K by Saturday midnight.
Stay tuned folks! Thank you for your continuing support.
Day two. It’s 7h17am. I am up to 3000 words. I feel good.
Canada Day BBQ at the Basement Office house was a rousing success. Good filling food, great friends and lots of good talk and as a bonus, two little ones running around, it was a great day.
Once everyone left, we cleaned up, put the baby down and I was ready to collapse. It took everything I had to get another 1000 words down, but I’m proud to say I did it. I might not have made it if I was starting from zero as my original plan was.
Today is no less busy. We’re heading to my parents’ for lunch and the plan is to take my daughter to see Ostriches and Alpacas north of here. She’s a little young, but she should enjoy it all the same.
I’m sure I’ll be dead when we get back.
This is why I’m very glad to have another 1000 words down this morning. Woo!