The Words: 2910 total words, my highest daily word count this month. I also passed the halfway point! I started out with a solo 15-minute sprint before supper, then after supper my daughter wanted to write together. She’s a bit behind, so she wanted to get as much in as she could before bedtime. I did a 10-minute and a 30-minute sprint with her alongside the @NaNoWordSprints feed on Twitter, and then she went on to do a couple more short sprints by herself when I realized how many words I had for the day.
The Story: I finished most of the scenes I’d brainstormed last Saturday to fill out the word count more. I’ve left one because I’m not sure yet how it will fit into the story, or even who it will involve. I got to the end of the last of those scenes in the middle of a sprint, but I wasn’t prepared for that. I didn’t know where I’d last left off in the bulk of the story, so I had to go back and find it. Then I finished another scene and wasn’t prepared to go on in my outline, so I had to load up Scrivener during a sprint. A little messy, but now I’m back to the story proper. On the other hand, I liked writing those other scenes, which are connections to the larger series. I actually considered keeping the last one going past what I really needed for the story, since I was in the middle of a sprint at the time and was enjoying the topic at hand. But I didn’t.
Total word count: 27,894
If you want to join me in my journey through the second year of NaNoToons (with a storyline), check out the NaNoToon from November 13, 2011!