Dory, from Finding Nemo: “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming…”
NaNoWriMo Day Seven Word Goal: 11666
Current NaNoWriMo Word Count: 12170/50000
My NaNo Profile: Winged_Spirit
This year (or maybe previous years as well and I’ve just never noticed it), the NaNo site has a word count validator available all month where one just copies and pastes one’s whole novel into the little box and NaNo will count how many words you have. It’s fantastic if one is like me and bounces from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice, both of which tend to disagree with word counts, with a story. Now I have a tool that will always be able to correctly count words for when it really matters.
Anyways, I’m still doing well with NaNo, and I’m hoping to continue this streak despite the coming Week Two, in which most NaNoers feel the pressure, and the temptation to slow down the challenge is huge. My characters are being awesome, especially this random side character named Eddie. He’s a classmate and a student to the main characters, and has already proven to have a good sense of humor, leadership qualities, and seems to be supportive of everyone. He may have to have more of a prominent role in the story…
Here’s hoping that everyone else is having good luck with their writing, characters, and life in general. 🙂
Also, here’s the obligatory link to Rachel’s blog, because we always link to each other with every post, haha!