NaNoWriMo'14 blog 4: Targets

This is just a quick, probably rambling update, as it has been a long day!

I hit 50,000 words yesterday (by which I actually mean Friday, so I suppose the day before yesterday, given that it has passed midnight now). I managed it in 27 days in 2012 and 24 days in 2013, and this year I got there in 14! I am delighted with this, but it is only part of my journey. As I said before, I am aiming for 100,000 words in total.

I had a mammoth writing session to get up there, but I knew that this weekend was going to be busy doing other things. Sunday is the Limitless concert - see the page on my site for more info - and Saturday was the last rehearsal, and a very heavy day of preparation.

Nevertheless, I managed to write. I want to make sure that I do that every day of this month, no matter what happens. I had a couple of days over the previous years where I managed something like 47 words, but simply being able to say that I had made progress - even if it was just a couple of sentences - was important.

Today was the hardest day of writing yet. I had to force the words out. I suspect it is because my mind is on the concert, but that's okay. The most important thing for me is that I am still going. It looks as though the MSCE series, originally planned to be a trilogy, may end up as a quartet, however. I am nearing the denouement of this book, but I have a ways to go in the story.

There will be a more coherent update in a few days. Ciao for now.

David's word count: 52,360