NaNoWriMo Week 3

So as you can see, I’m behind target on my word count.

I know what went wrong.  I had two bad nights.  My first bad night night I got 850 words done.  I thought I’d be okay because I had a 900 word buffer.  I’d build up after that and get another buffer going.

Best laid plans.  I only got 150 words done the second bad night instead of the 1667 I was supposed to.  So now I’m roughly one thousand words behind pace.  It’s not an insurmountable obstacle, but it’s one that eating away at my brain.  

Yes, I had a three day weekend in the US, and I thought I would have a chance to catch up.  However, other things came up that I had to take care of. In fact, I’ve skipped something I wanted to do Sunday because I had to go grocery shopping.  NaNoWriMo or not, I do need to eat.  Between groceries and writing, the trip to San Francisco was a non-starter.

About the story itself, I’m happy with it.  I’m liking where it’s going.  I’ve got one or two things I need to figure out.  Part of my problem is that I’m waiting for some research to come through.  I think I’m going to have to dive in and figure it out myself and have an expert verify it instead of having the expert walk me through it.

So after I schedule this post, I’ll be disappearing into the word mines again.  With any luck, I’ll bring back my requirement for the day, plus some.