Due to life getting in the way yesterday, I’m writing up my progress for NaNoWriMo over the last three days instead of the last two.
- Day 12: 1,226
- Day 13: 1,143
- Day 14: 1,308
Total Word Count: 14,511
All in all, not too bad. It’s been nice to get back over 1,000 words per day while I move forward with little planning for my story, but I’ve got to keep this up when I move onto a newer contract at my job. I’ll be working more, which means I’ll be able to afford driving lessons and Christmas presents, but that means I’ll have less time to write during the day. It’s still a case of learning how to work harder with less time available.
I do, however, have something to celebrate after today:
I’VE WRITTEN THE 100th PAGE OF MY NOVEL!
One hundred pages. It’s a big milestone and an even bigger reminder of how far I’ve come with this project. Over a few months, I only managed 20,000 words for my project, and I’m on course to double that way before the end of the month. NaNoWriMo has brought out a lot of potential in me as a writer and will continue to do so even after November. This month has pushed me further and further, making me realise what I have to do to keep churning out words on pages which I hope will one day see publication.
I want to close this post by mentioning the great Stan Lee, the Godfather of superheroes who passed away a couple of days ago. He was an inspiration to me, and he worked so hard to give us characters that we could love, relate to, and live on in our hearts. His superheroes were these larger than life characters which put the ‘human’ in ‘superhuman’. He was the heart of Marvel Comics and has left so much behind for us to marvel over (pun intended!) in the future, not the least of which is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is a storytelling landmark and the biggest movie franchise in history.
“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.”– Stan Lee, The Washington Post
I take this as an important life lesson and something to spur me on with my novel.
R.I.P. Stan Lee
*This photo was used from this website. https://bgr.com/2018/11/12/stan-lee-dies-marvel-comics-age-95/