I have been so busy with life, NaNoWriMo, and work that blog posts have kind of fallen through the cracks. I just got off work a little bit ago, so this probably isn’t the best time for me to attempt coherent writing.
I did managed to make it through the funeral and 50,000 words. It wasn’t easy but it got done. (Maybe I can get my focus back on track now.) I did learned a few things writing my nano novel this year. (I usually do, that is why I do it.) One of them was my writing speed.
Not the mad dash to the finish line where I write down every single thought that pops into my head, but my more comfortable everyday writing speed. I learned how many words I typically can write in an hour, then I added up how much that would be in an eight hour day, and then a week. I was surprised.
I have tried writing schedules before but I never really had any research into my own writing speed to go on when I made my daily word count limits. Now I know and I can make more realistic goals. Starting in January I intend to start a new writing schedule. We will see if what I learned during nano helps or not. I have high hopes though.