The Words: 2810 words total for the day. I planned to write another 500 words over my personal daily goal of 2500 again today, to make up for day 3’s dismal word count, but I almost didn’t even write 2500.
I wrote about 500 in the early evening, before my normal evening rituals kicked in. That all went a little later than normal tonight, because my husband got home from work a little later. And before I knew it, once everything was settled down, it was 11 pm, and I still only had 500 words! So I sat down and just got going and managed to get 2200 words in a little under an hour.
The Story: The two major characters who have been conversing through letters finally met in person. Then they took the conversation in a way that I didn’t like, because it kinda throws a wrench in their motivations for the next scene or two. We’ll see how that all shakes out later. Because I was trying to write a lot of words in a small amount of time, most of what I wrote today was dialog without much action amongst it. But to be fair, I often leave that stuff to add in later, so it will be about like normal for a first draft.
Total word count: 11,430
If you want to join me in my journey through the first year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 5, 2010!