Ideally, the count of my AnNoWriMo draft would be over 18,000 words at the time of this post. That means I’m about 5,000 words short, though I wrote every day last week.
This isn’t surprising. Last year for NaNoWriMo, I was ridiculously below each day’s word count until the last few days.
What does surprise me is how much fun I had in Week Two.
Before AnNoWriMo started, I was disgruntled about my writing. When friends tried to talk to me about writing standards or my stories, I might have scared them off the subject with a stream of bitter comments… That’s not how I felt last week. Instead of bitter, I felt hopeful, pleased, and excited in turns.
The scenes woven beneath my fingertips are more entertaining than I’d expected, and I’m learning about aspects of the setting and characters that I hadn’t known.
Here’s to a good third week!