NaNoWriMo update day 23

Day 23 of NaNoWriMo and I’m still catching up. I’m a mere 11,318 behind (better than yesterday’s 14,596), having done 4,573 today. I now have an average of 3,831 words to do each day until the end (can you tell I’ve got a nerdy Excel spreadsheet?) 🙂 which again is quite possible, especially as lockdown here in the UK doesn’t end until 2nd December. 

Speaking of which, I feel for everyone. I work from home (with a fab job – pulling a publisher’s – Bloodhound Books – novels apart) anyway so I’m one of the lucky ones. I hope you’re all staying safe, cliched as it may sound.

Having finished the first draft of the second in my Rachel Cavanagh / Henry Houdini dog detective short spin-offs. ‘Henry Goes to the Barbecue’ (in November… a method to my madness!) last night, I moved on to a third ‘Henry and the Lawyer’, again about 15-20,000 words in length, today. They’re great fun so if you do end up reading them (they should also be around the pound/dollar/euro mark) I hope you enjoy them. I’m hoping these two will be out mid-December, after at least three edits from the two of us (that’s myself and Caroline, I’m not counting myself twice!).

So that’s me. How are you doing?

4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo update day 23

  1. Robin LeeAnn says:

    Congrats on closing the gap a bit! A little more at a time each day and I bet you’ll be able to reach 50,000.

    I’m still about two days behind. But luckily, I don’t have any school work due this week, so I might be able to catch up!

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    • morgenbailey says:

      That’s very kind, Colin. Thank you very much. I hope you and yours are well too. I’m delighted that you’re doing NaNo as well. Deadlines, especially this one, are a great tool for focussing… I hope to continue with at least 1,000 words a day thereafter.

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