Do you see this graph? Do you see it? All green, every last bit of it! HA! 50k in 10 days! Take that, world!
Next year, I am not doing this to myself. NaNo, sure, but soooooo not pushing this hard again. Of course, I have reason, but my back and arms ache, I'm pretty sure I'm developing typing calluses, and my dog keeps giving me the same sad expression she usually saves for when I'm down ill.
The story isn't quite done yet. I estimate it's going to round out at about 55k for a rough draft, more or less. I'm at the climax, and hypothetically I just have the Final Scene and then it's just the denouement. Tomorrow I'm off work, and the only thing on my to do list is going to (hopefully) get a brake light fixed. I should have time to finish up, and maybe do some editing. This one feels like a much neater rough, so I don't think I'll have very many edges to file off before I start going around begging for a beta. The plan is to get this cleaned up and sorted out, and then dive directly into the Monster Fic. To have it done by December 31, I need about 2k a day, which I think I've proven is doable. Sustainable, on the other hand...? Guess we'll see.
Writing today wasn't hard, per se, but it wasn't easy either. Action scenes are a special kind of pain, but I didn't have to rewrite plot on the fly, and that makes life much, much simpler. I had to backtrack and rewrite the 300 words I lost, but I think that it came out better the second time through. I know that I dropped details, especially when it comes to injuries, and some things I'll have to edit out at the end of things just because I contradict them later, but it was good going. I remembered two plot coupons in time to use them, one a throw-away scene I hadn't intended to use and the other a mainstay that is classic. Between the two, the climax is going very well indeed.
Since I did about 5,000 words, that's the last three daily word counts. I'll do another one tomorrow, same as usual, but I don't expect a need for more. ♥ Thank you guys for the encouraging comments. ILU so much!
( The wire! )