Being the first time through NaNoWriMo I am learning several things.
First: 1667 words a day is a lot.
Second: I am glad I did as much pre-writing as I did – it is helping me out tremendously. I just don’t feel like I am staring at a page wondering what to do next. I take a look at my story lines and I know roughly what I need to accomplish in the next several scenes.
Third: I am finding that outlining a bunch of scenes at a broader level makes the writing go a lot faster. I lose a little ground as I replace my outline with real text, but it has been a super help.
Finally, Did I mention 1667 words is a lot! I got behind early due to some other obligations and just haven’t seemed to get caught back up. I am finding it easier to write and write regularly. I look forward to it and so far have not gotten discouraged.
19,505. About 3,800 off where I should be at this point.