* I hit 50000 words yesterday, but I still have about 5 chapters (maybe about 10000 words) to go. So it’s done, and not done.
This nano was strange. I’ve done it under lots of different conditions: unemployed, fully employed, living on the boat and working, living on the boat and sailing. This year we undertook our longest passage – it was 7 days and about 600 miles. For the sailors, it was 6 days closehauled with a lumpy sea. The first night out I wrote a big 0 words. After that I got into a pattern of writing while on night watch until my laptop was done.
Once we made landfall I got more writing time, but there were a lot of distractions. It was, and continues to be oddly difficult.
However, I’m loving the story and am very excited to get to the end of it, so I hope to keep my very good pace of 2000-3000 words a day until it’s done.