Wordcount goal: 50,000
Actual wordcount: 55,076
I think it’s safe to say that I made goal.
I was aiming for 60k, in all honestly, but things conspired against me to make that a touch difficult. First there was almost a solid week of pain that I had to endure, which didn’t make it easy to write (or do much else, for that matter) when I kept having to choose between being insensible from pain or being insensible from painkillers, and neither of those things are conducive to any writing, let alone good writing. And I had a tendency to slack off on my days off work, saving my writing for my shifts and more often than not writing nothing on days when I didn’t have a shift. Had I been a bit more diligent, I could have made 60,000 without much difficulty.
But I made the official NaNo goal, and that’s good enough for me right now. It took switching projects halfway through, but I did it. I am officially a winner!
And I’m still kind of fired up about writing, so I think I’m going to continue working on this for a while. I’m liking the way the story is going, and I’m bound and determined to finish a full-length novel one of these days, and this may be the one if I put my mind and hands to it!
So, all you NaNo participants out there, did you make goal?