Five days left, are you going to make it? Or at least meet your personal goals, if they are lower than the official? Or meet your goals if they were higher?
I cranked out an impressive amount of words yesterday and passed 51k, but I'm aiming for 60. So my bar is purple, but I press on! I'll be alright with my story if I hit the ending before 60k, but that's where I assume it will stop, now that I'm in the midst of it. I was hoping for 75k initially, but that is something of a long book for the young adult audience, who I'm aiming to write for.
Anyway, I worked out some issues, and wrote a lot last night before bed, and managed to get the validator on the NaNo site to say YES, I did pass 50k. This is the first year I've done this early. I barely made it in 2009, and was horrified when the word counter showed I was low. I had to speed sprint at the end to get there. And I totally flaked out in 2010. So I'm rather pleased. Now I just need to finish it and get a little editing work done.
I left it thus: The main confrontation just went down and MC is standing there, victorious... but she has to pick up the pieces and try and stitch her life back together. I could say more, but I don't want to ruin any surprises for those that might read it later.
So I make coffee, and keep going! :)
Come on guys, you can do it! Word sprints until work today! :)