Whoof. 55,766 for November. *Thud*
The draft of “Seeds of Blood” still needs the big ending fight scenes and the clean-up aftermath. I’d estimate maybe 10K more, more or less, to finish that off. And I fully intend to pull that together… just, maybe not at as frantic a pace as November. You can only keep up high-intensity wordcount so long!
Not to mention the roofers will be back tomorrow morning and the noise will send concentration to the “pfft!” stage.
It is so far, like all NaNo drafts, one ugly lump of half-baked plot, dangling Chekovs, and characters drifting in and out as events seemed to demand. I wouldn’t dare put this in a book as it stands.
But as a rough draft – ah, I love NaNo for that. Because ugly and messy as it is, it’s an idea thumped onto paper, and once you have all that together you can start fixing things. Like taking that ninja who turned up on page 100 and having his shadow foreshadow him back on page 10. Or picking up a bit of monster-killing trivia from page 20 and boomeranging it back to take out the bad guy in the climax.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, need to finish the draft. 🙂
…Starting tomorrow. For now, Zzzzzz…..