I’m getting there

So I’m a day past the half way mark for NaNoWriMo and I’m ahead of the word count, still.  Today’s writing puts me at 27,899 words.  That’s 1233 words more than I need to still finish on time.  Not much, but I’m ahead.  I wasn’t even sure I was going to make it this far.  I’m still a bit concerned because I am at the beginning of Chapter 11 and I have the book outlined for 12 chapters.  I’m not going to get 22,101 words out of two chapters.  That may create a problem.  My chapters are turning into more than a chapter though so at some point I will have to divide them up.  I may get farther than I think or I may just be adding a whole lot of extra detail towards the end.  Who knows.

I’m also getting there as far as the birth of my second child.  I’m 35 weeks pregnant today and for the past week I’ve been having Braxton Hicks contractions and feeling twinges in my cervix.  I really think this baby is going to be early.  I just hope I make it through November first.  I was supposed to see my midwife yesterday and have my iron checked again, but she was at a birth so had to reschedule me.  I got the liquid supplements she suggested and took them twice, or at least tried to take them twice.  The first time I felt nauseous and couldn’t finish.  The second time I tried to take it I couldn’t finish again.  I didn’t quite feel nauseous, but I didn’t feel right either.  Anyway, I’m curious to see if my iron is still low or if it has come back up and that’s why the supplements made me feel that way.  I’ll have to wait until next week though.

Back to the writing.  I am amazed at how each night I sit down with a general idea of what needs to happen, but really having no clue as to how I am going to make it happen.  And then the words just start to come.  It’s like the characters are coming to life and they are telling me how the story goes.  I find things happening to them that I had no clue would happen just minutes before.  The story is almost telling itself.  I’m still not sure how I’m going to handle the climax and I’ll be writing that in a night or two and I have to say I’m really excited to see how it turns out.

I have to say again how satisfying it is to see my “words written today” bar fill up, but yesterday I was a little disappointed when it just froze around 600 words.  My “total words written” bar and number kept getting adjusted, but not my daily words.  I was hoping today the bar on the graph would have been corrected, but it still shows my words for yesterday being just the 600 words.  Luckily that put me just above what I needed to write to stay on track for yesterday and today it has my daily word count at over 2800 words.  It shouldn’t bother me, but having my bar on the graph just go up to the diagonal line instead of going above it for yesterday is bothering me.  I know it’s silly, but there it is.  It bothers me.  It makes my graph not look uniform anymore.  Each day I was getting a little higher above the line and now I have a day where it just sits at the line.  I know, I have issues.  What can I say?  I like a pretty graph and now it’s not pretty anymore.


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