We’re down to the last few days of National Novel Writing Month. When I began this adventure over a month ago, I set out to earn all the “Participation” and “Writing” badges on the NaNoWriMo website, and one of the Participation Badges required adding “Buddies” to my account, so I could interact with them, and find motivation in their success. Another Participation Badge required that I post to the forums, which I did, by offering to be a “virtual mentor” for other WriMo’s as they joined me on this writing journey. In fact, those two badges went hand in hand because as I interacted with WriMo’s I was mentoring, I naturally added them to my Buddy list, so I could watch their progress.
Out of all my “Buddies” on the NaNoWriMo site, two of them are official “Winners” as of yesterday afternoon. That means they have validated their official word counts with NaNoWriMo and their word count has met or exceeded 50,000 words.
I hope to join them sometime today, by “carving” out time away from the turkey to reach the 50,000 word goal and then validate my word counts. I have less than 1,500 words to go, so my confidence is high that I’m going to become a NaNoWriMo winner on Thanksgiving day (and hence the headline to this posting — just some extra motivation for yours truly).
Some of my other buddies and mentorees still have some work to do, with word counts ranging from 27,000 – 46,000. Join me in urging them to cross that finish line with me in the next couple of days!
Here are my NaNoWriMo stats for yesterday, November 26:
|Average Per Day||1867|
|Words Written Today||1642|
|Target Word Count||50,000|
|Target ~ Words/Day||1,667|
|Total Words Written||48,545|
|At this rate, you’ll finish||27-Nov|
|Words/Day to finish on time||291|