NaNoWriMo Update – Day 19

Today was a bit of a slog, but I made it through. I feel like I rushed through the events I wrote yesterday, so today was more of a “flesh it out more” type day then an “add more stuff day”, but I’m okay with that.

I’ve always been a firm believer that pieces of writing, and novels in particular, should be just as long as they need to be. That being said, some sections definitely require more detail, and a bit of a slower pace, than others.

Still, I added another 1718 words to my novel today, bringing my word count up to 64, 295. I’ve written 38, 593 of those as part of NaNoWriMo, and am pleased to announce that I am 77% of the way to my 50,000 word writing goal.

Still, as much as I want to continue working on my book today my brain is very mushy and I think I need a break. Taking a break is an important part of the writing process: a clear and rested brain produces better work, and as with all writing you should always prioritize quality over quantity or speed.

Now if you will excuse me I have a date with a hot cup of tea and my comfy clothes.