I’m still way behind (17,194 instead of 35,007) with #NaNoWriMo but that’s okay.
I have an average of 3,894 words to catch up and I wrote 3,934 today (Saturday) and 4,093 yesterday so hovering around the right area.
Rather than doing a novel from scratch, I’ve been going back to started projects including a themes series of monologues, but these past few days the second in my Rachel Cavanagh ‘Henry’ dog detective short spin-off series. I’m a couple of thousand words off from that so I’ll probably do a monologue or two before returning to a novel I’m 20k in on.
Having gone back through what I’d done so far three times, not the thing to do when you’re already behind but hey… I was surprisingly pleased with it so look forward to returning to it… for perhaps another read through.
Oh, and I’ve also returned to Scrivener. I can recommend Marty Neary’s course on Udemy if you’ve not used Scrivener before. He’s on Facebook if you’ve got any questions. Scrivener’s been great for all my side information: characters, synopses, notes etc. Although I still do the writing in Word, I copy/paste it into Scrivener with a file for each chapter so I can see how long they are without having to scroll through Word. I don’t think I’d leave Word behind – after all it’s what 99% of the world uses for the submission process (maybe not that much but it feels like it) but it’s a marvellous addition.
So that’s me. How are you doing?