I'm just wrapping up the end of day and wrote 1667 words today. The average amount of words that Nano'ers need to write a day to reach 50,000 words by November 30th. I'm feeling so excited about that word count. Yay! That gives me a boost since before I sat down to my evening writing session (I wrote this morning as well), I felt slightly skeptical of my novel idea and not as comfortable or pleased as I had wanted to be with it.
The characters are finally starting to develop some voice. My inner editor is screaming at me almost constantly, but I've been able to ignore him somewhat so far. I haven't given in to major reworking of what I have so far, but I have done a few tweaks here and there and added a bit of description to things previously written, but hey, it's all about word count, right? I tend to spend more time on the first few chapters, I think, since I want to have something solid to start with. With writing challenges like Nano, sometimes that can mess me up, but hooray for day one!
I'm going to write a little bit more, and then I'm off to bed.
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