So far, so good. I won’t post a word count every day, but I will from time to time. When I get a good chapter done, I plan to post it as a sample. I’ve got several different viewpoint characters on different parts of the planet when the novel opens that will have to be introduced, so I’ll pick the introductory chapter I like best. Tonight’s chapter isn’t quite done, so I figure at the rate I’m writing, a chapter every couple of days is what I’m most likely to get done.
Well, I got 2,000 words done today. That’s not counting tomorrow’s exam that I wrote this afternoon. If I can get between 1500 and 2,000 words completed every day, not counting any revisions, then I should make my goal, which is the minimum 50,000. Since this is my first year to participate, I’ll have a better feel for what is a reasonable goal next year. I know I won’t be able to match that number every day, but if I shoot for it, I’ll get closer than if I don’t. I plan to write more than that on weekends and over Thanksgiving.