Words Written This Week: 12,695
Total Word Count: 50,129
Percentage Complete (assuming 50K words): 100%! I WIN!
Chapters Written: Prologue + 22 (and part of 23)
Final Week Surprises and Challenges:
Based on my progress earlier this month and my determination to get this done, I never truly despaired that I was going to fail to reach 50,000 words by November 30th. But I did feel concerned when I struggled to hit my word counts during the days surrounding Thanksgiving. It was much harder to write on the days that my family was home. I don’t have an office anymore, so I’ve mostly been doing my writing work on a folding table in front of my couch, with the baby sleeping on my lap. That’s perfectly fine when my daughter and I are the only ones at home, but when my husband and son are there, it’s much more distracting: the TV is often on, my son is playing with toys that make noise, and frankly, I’d rather be spending time with them than having to work. [Read more…]