I have to admit some of Tell No Tales wordcount at the moment is in rough script format rather than pretty prose, because between the past really chilly weeks and too much family to deal with, it’s all I can do to string together some dialogue and stage directions. It’s still getting the rough draft written, it counts.
(Local library won’t be open again until Monday. No good places to go to get away from family and relax. Not fair, not fair at all….)
But I broke 40 K words Friday, so I’m well on track for NaNo. And honestly, that’s part of why I’m leaving some stuff as rough script – I’d really like to have the whole arc of the story roughed out by the time November’s over, so I can stop. And do something else for a while. Finish editing Pearl of Fire. Figure out Amazon’s new KDP print scheme, so I can publish it. And plot the next bit of Shattered Sky. At the very least come up with a working title for it.
There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than writing, but awesome as it is to have finished prose at the end of the day, it’s still a heck of a lot of work. And much of NaNo is one determined slog every day, counting blocks of paragraphs and watching the total inch up fifty-odd words at a time.
By the end of November, I’d like to stop slogging for a bit. 🙂