Saturday St. Louis had our annual writing marathon. Every year the folks and NaNoWriMo HQ in California hold the Night of Writing Dangerously, a fundraiser for the organization. Since most people can’t make the trip out there, a few years ago we started to hold our own local version in conjunction, called the Evening of Scribing Recklessly. This year it was the day before, from 2-9 on Saturday, because we had a library donate their meeting room for the event, which was wonderful! In years past we’d held it at a coffee shop, which was fitting (lots of caffeine!) but the library was OUR space for the night, and it was more laid back. I even spent a few minutes during a break lounging in a giant bean bag chair reading my favorite Dr. Seuss book – Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!
I wrote 5132 words at the marathon, bring the total to 36,201.
The weekend of words continued on Sunday with our weekly write in. Monday and Tuesday proved to be extremely busy and tiring, though, and I didn’t write a single word. Yes, I opted to put sleep over word count. I wasn’t worried since I was so far ahead.
Now I’m at another write in, where I’ve written 2006 words. I’m sitting pretty at 40,026. The NaNoWriMo website tells me I’ll finish by Nov. 26 (Monday) at this rate. I’m hoping to finish by Sunday, if not sooner. I also think I’ll be able to wrap the story up in not too many more than 50,000 words.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow and eats lots of delicious food!