They say a good strategy for Nanowrimo is banking words in the word count to get through days where it might be more difficult to write. So far I’m almost a day ahead on the total word count. I have passed the 10k mark and I’m almost at 11k. It feels good.
With Divide by X, this most recent project, I’ve done several things differently. I have a notebook full of research, character descriptions and random conversations. I also have a full plotted spreadsheet thing, though I did not use excel I used paper, a ruler and a pencil. So far it’s working. I’ve been doing something I did not know I was capable of doing: writing linearly. I started at Chapter One and I’m currently wrapping up Chapter Five. It’s pretty amazing.