I met Maurice for breakfast at Slim Goodie’s this morning, under the condition that he had to word war with me, even though he’s not participating in NaNoWriMo. Since he’s going into thesis crunch time right about now, I think I’ll let him off the hook. After we placed our orders, we each wrote furiously in our notebooks. In the 15 minutes before the food arrived, I managed 402 words. It looked like Maurice wrote a smidge less than me, but he swears my handwriting is bigger than his.
After breakfast, I volunteered at the library book sale and ran some errands, then went home and finished the book I’ve been reading, Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.
Jessica and I texted each other and decided to war for 20 minutes. I wrote a further 845 and I swear the last words I typed felt like the end of a chapter. I don’t usually organize my frantic NaNo writings into chapters, but it just felt natural.
Day 3 word count (so far): 1,247
Total word count (so far): 5,674
[11:43 p.m. update]
I had a half hour writing session, trying to get just a little bit further ahead, and added 555 more words. So far, this story is incredibly easy to write. It’s just a matter of setting aside some time. Hopefully, that’ll remain true through the rest of the month.
Total Day 3 word count: 1,802
Total word count (so far): 6,229