The third week ended Friday. The hard numbers, also available in a easy to read chart format, are as follows: 46 006 words total, 15 950 added in the third week. The overall average words per day is 2190, and 2279 words/day during the third week. At the end of the third week, I am over six and a half days ahead of pace, reaching seven days in hand on the 21st. The slowdown I had in week two was not in evidence.
That just tells the tale of the numbers*. I completed the second arc and started the third. Some changes are happening. First, the Jennifer Revolt may happen sooner than I expected. The ringleader, Jenn, has appeared and has shown far more initiative than expected. Second, Laura is scary. Most NaNo projects involve odd searches. This year, besides high school basketball and Oshawa school names, I got to add truth sera, such as scopolamine, to my search history. If I disappear, check with law enforcement drug squads. I also discovered that lasers aren't covered by the Criminal Code of Canada but under industrial regulations. That robot army can be armed with lasers without a problem!** Third, while I had in mind an ongoing rivalry between Caitlin and Verity to be the driving element of the early arcs, I now have someone else playing them like chess pieces. Neither girl would admit to being pawns, though.
Starting the last full week of NaNo with less than 4000 words left means I can have a slow day and not lose time. I can now work out the implications without losing ground. I should still reach 50 000 words in the upcoming week. It's a good feeling, and writing has been far easier this year than in the early years. Well worth rebelling this year.
Get it on!
* You weren't expecting a off-hand references to her? Tsk.
** Except the licensing needed for higher-powered lasers. Oh, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon still applies, because that law doesn't specify what a weapon is.