Just Broke 30k Words in NaNoWriMo!

There’s not much to this post, other than to brag that I totally broke 30k words in NaNoWriMo, which I’m deliriously excited about since I barely made it past 15k words the last few times I’ve attempted NaNo.

Of course, according to the NaNo website, I’m supposed to be at something like 37k words right now, so I’m still ridiculously behind on where I should be with my word count. On the other hand, Cerulean Bound is progressing nicely — all my characters are behaving, the plot is moving along at a good clip, and I’m about to get to the really juicy part of the first act, so I’m pretty excited.

The only thing annoying me at the moment is the fact that all my chapters seem to be around 3,000 words long. I usually try to aim for around 2,000 words, as this is YA fiction and you don’t want your chapters to drag on too long. That being said, this is only the first draft (and first drafts are always awful), so I’ll have plenty of time to tidy things up in future drafts.

Happy writing, everyone!

PS: My IndieGoGo campaign is still going on. If you want a signed copy of Imminent Danger, this is the place to get it! Come on, team, only $50 until we hit the first stage goal! We can do it!

Unrelated media of the day:

I’m not entirely sure why, but when I play this song on endless repeat, my fingers can’t seem to type fast enough. The original song is by The Offspring — this is the sped-up “Nightcore” version, featuring video clips from My Little Pony. It’s odd. But hey, if it works, why not, right?

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6 thoughts on “Just Broke 30k Words in NaNoWriMo!

  1. You’re not all that behind — still plenty of time to catch up to the goal! Best of luck with the rest of NaNoWriMo!

    • And of course my roommate is several thousands words past the daily goal, making me look even worse by comparison, lol.

      Thanks for the luck! I’ll need it 😀

  2. Wow!! I so admire you!!

  3. Even if you don’t win, it’s still more words than you had in October, right? And twice as good as you’ve done before seems like winning to me, anyway.

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