Whew, wow. Yeah. This month has been crazy. I signed up for my third NaNo at the beginning of the July (full Nano last November, then April and July for camp), and this was the first time so far that I actually thought I wouldn’t finish on time.
This month has been busy all around, work, personal, and everything in between. I was struggling to even make progress on The Apocalypse Gazette, which is why I haven’t taken the time to post here much. Work work work.
At the beginning of this week I was barely at 35k with only five days to go. Not insurmountable but way farther back than I wanted to be at that point. But over the last three days I managed to pull together another 10k. Which means I have to only get down another 5k by midnight Friday.
That I can do. I might even finish a day early at this rate.
While I think I can make the goal for the month the story itself is far from done. I’ve already come up with some major changes I need to make and 50k will get me close to done but I’ll probably need another 5-10 thousand words to wrap up the first draft. It’s looking good though, I’m enjoying the story. It’s a lot bigger and crazier and wilder than I thought it would be. It’s been fun.
Like I did for the last Camp project, I put up sections of The Apocalypse Gazette on Wattpad as I was writing it. If you’re interested you can pop over and see how it’s going.
And good luck to all of us participating this month! Home stretch!