As of 11:59pm on Sunday evening (yes I really did stop writing at that time and do a word count) I was at 12,024 words for my novel! Yay me!
Earlier in the weekend I broke it down and realized that in order to reach 50,000 words by midnight on November 30, I need to write 12,500 words per week. Seeing as how I was 476 words short of my Week 1 goal, I've had to tack it on to Week 2's goal and now I am gunning for 13,000 this week! Of course my grand total for words written this week has thus far been 0, but I plan to rectify that tonight. I only wrote 4 days last week anyway, so as long as I pick 4 days a week and get 3,250 words each day, I should be ok. That's about an average of two hours on those four days. Not bad! Conversely, I could also write 3 days a week and pump out a little over 4,300 words, but that's pushing it with my busy lifestyle.
It feels really good to finally get the words flowing and stuff written. I have a bad habit of trying to edit as I go, so I need to back off and just let it flow. I already have made some notes for myself on where I want to edit in December and I just have to keep reminding myself that it's ok to just let it be. I know some of you are probably dying to know what my story is about, but I'm not ready to share that yet. Give me another week to get some more down and I'll share a little bit with you, I promise.