Someone who saw my word count today (a non NaNoer) said, “Wow, 5,000 words. You’re 10% of the way there already.” When you say it like that, it sounds pretty good… until you realise that November is already 10% gone. I’m right on track to finish on November 30 – but behind my own personal goal. I know I’ve said this before, but I like to keep ahead of the curve, because I know there will be days when I can’t keep up.
With that in mind, I stayed up until 3:30 this morning writing, trying to keep ahead of where I feel I need to be to finish this crazy endeavour on time. I’m still only a few hundred words ahead. Fortunately tomorrow I’m going to my local write-in, where I intend to write a massive amount and get myself much further ahead, so I don’t have to panic if I don’t write so much on the weekend.
What about you, my fellow WriMos out there? Do you like to go hard early so you can relax later on, or are you a surge to the end kind of person?