I blame Nanowrimo for the semi-erratic blog schedule. I’ve been shooting for 2,000 words a day. I haven’t made it every day, but most days. If I don’t think that I can hit 2k, then I go for the 1,667 that the website lists as a goal, and if I’m really not feeling it then I do whatever the number under the “you need to write this many words to finish on time” heading. Usually by the time I’ve hit that number, I’m on a roll and it isn’t too hard to keep the momentum going long enough to reach one of the higher goals.
I haven’t managed to take one of the typewriters out to a write in yet. I keep trying to, and it hasn’t worked out yet. It doesn’t help that the character I’m working with right now seems to be the only one who doesn’t like to be written on the typewriter.
The goal of Nanowrimo is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I suspect, however, that this story won’t wrap up until around the 70,000 marker. Last year I made the mistake of stopping after I hit 50k, and that story remains unfinished on my hard drive. I want to keep this one going beyond December 1, keep it rolling until it’s actually done this time. If I’m lucky, it’ll be finished before Christmas.