I don’t want to flood people with daily progress reports. Instead, I decided to update my NaNoWriMo progress only periodically this month.
As you can see from the graphic above, I’ve made good progress so far. After five days of writing, I’ve exceeded 12,000 words, and I’m averaging around 2,400 words/day. The minimum daily word count is 1,667 words/day to achieve 50,000 words within 30 days. If I continue the way I’ve been going, I’ll exceed 72,000 words, which is a healthy length for a science fiction novel.
This second novel in my Artifacts of the Truth series is turning out to be darker than the first, but I think that may make it an even stronger story than the first. That’s not to say that I think the first story is at all weak. I am very proud of how Artifact of the Dawn has turned out, and I hope a literary agent can see the value of the work. I don’t normally write dark stories, so this has been a challenge for me as a writer. I like how it’s turning out, but it has been difficult to put into words.
I’ll admit that part of my hope in completing the second novel in the series, is that it makes a good selling point. Not only am I capable of completing multiple novels, but that also I have a clear plan for my series.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? Have you ever participated? How has your experience been with this annual writing challenge?