It was a good plan too. I was going to write every day, at least 500 words, and more importantly, I was going to finish Remnants during Nano.
Should have known that wasn’t going to happen.
It was impossible for me to write every day, but to be honest I expected it wouldn’t be possible long before November came along. Because I knew I had the written exam for my certification I need for my new job in the middle of the month, wrapped into a four-day seminar in Oslo. While I may have had time to write a little at the hotel, a few of the days I just needed to lean back and watch The Blacklist on Netflix.
My other goal, to finish Remnants, seemed possible for the first few days of November. And then the story decided it was going to be a quite a bit longer than I had originally planned. And by quite a bit I mean like twice as long, at least. I should have expected that to happen though. Last year I was going to finish Memories in November, and instead I ended up finishing a small part of Memories, and it still took me 60, 000 words. So to think that I was going to finish Remnants in only 50,000 words was probably more crazy talk than actually possible.
Of course, I was also going to 75k words this year, but realized early on that probably wasn’t going to happen. As I type this I sit at 40k, and with three days to go I just can’t see how that’s going to happen. Getting to 50k should be entirely possible though. Catrine is coming over to write tomorrow, so I’m gonna go for a 10k day and see what happens.
I’m probably not going to get a 10k day, but it would be awesome. At the very least, I’m going for 5k.
So I guess this means I’ll be back tomorrow to let you know how that went. I may just bring with me a little snippet from Remnants as well.