Total Words: 67 911
Words Since Last Update: 7609
Completed Chapters: Episode 3 chapters 3, 4.
Pens down! NaNoWriMo 2017 is over!
My pace slowed down in the last week. Reaching 50k words meant the big push was over. I also found that I was far off the original ideas I had for the story. Some of the later character moments were going to occur far sooner. That's not really a problem; the way the story was working out, having the tension between the two characters wasn't sustainable. I also need the squad to work as a team properly. So, off in a new direction I go!
This isn't my best word count. That was 2009 with The Soul Blade, with over 83k words. However, I am happy with the output. I'm finding that I can maintain a good pace, can create content for longer periods (unlike 2006), and can rebound from a marathon writing session. My wordiest day occured during the all-day write-in here, with 6250 words written. Most will be kept, too. I'm also just above 5000 words short of reaching 700k career NaNo word count. Many words have been written.
Mecha Academy is going to be set aside for a bit. I need to finish The Devil You Know, then I want a month off from posting fiction to focus on cleaning up last year's dba LTV Paranormalists. I hope to work on Mecha Academy after that, to get the current episode completed.
It's far too soon to think about NaNo2018. I need a bit of time away from the push before I can think straight about next November. I now have four serials that want work done on them and I like to have a buffer before I start posting anything.
It was a blast participating again. It felt odd to be motoring along like I was without the dreaded third week doldrums, but that was a good odd. I am now 12-for-12 with NaNo. The marathon is second nature now. Maybe I can write.