There is no chance I’ll meet my goal of 60,000 words by the end of December 15. I’m now striving for 35,000 words.
At the time of the posting, I’ve written about 21,000 words of new story draft for DeCo. That’s an average of 3.5 pages per business day. This is me frowning at that number…
However, those pages contain many small accomplishments. (Thank you, Christi Craig for the reminder to see successes in all progress.) During AnNoWriMo, I’ve re-evaluated what I thought I knew about my characters’ strengths and weaknesses; decided on details such as the novel’s setting, characters’ surnames, and types of assignments the characters undertake; and realized the quality of my writing has improved since I started working on DeCo.
Just yesterday I looked over a couple scenes written last year. Yesterday’s task was to rewrite those scenes, which were terrible–juvenile attempts to convey a complicated relationship. I believe the rewrites were much better–conveying more emotion as well as information while staying somewhat true to the characters. Of course, I expect to rewrite those scenes again in a couple months. With any luck, I’ll grow as a writer during that time.
In the meantime, I’ll write the best I can, as often as I can. I look forward to holding a completed draft of DeCo.