For me, this will be the second year I have done this. Last time I flew past the 50k mark quickly. Unfortunately the book I was working on really fizzled out and I have hardly looked at it since last November. Of course that is not to say that I haven't been writing. Since then I have written one full novel, several short stories, and a Christmas special story for Bark.
For NaNo 2013 I am working on the full length sequel to The Crystal Needle. I will tell you more about the story at a later time. I had already started working on this a while back and set it aside specifically to wait to work on it during NaNo. This meant that I entered the event with nearly 40k words already put on paper. So the site is telling me I'm almost done. Not so fast. I intend on writing 50k words during this month on the story, even if the site wants to pat me on the back ahead of that goal, I will still reach it.
What do I need from you? Encouragement, cheering, prayer. Writing is a joy and a struggle. While I love to write and will always write, there are times when I sit back and say, "what are you doing? This is garbage. Nobody will read this junk." You aren't aware how much a few words of encouragement helps push me out of that funk quickly and keeps me writing.
Now I will give you the current update of my words in progress.
Day1: 2012 words
Day2: -295 words (Did a little rewrite of a scene that was screwing up the story.)
Day3: 2575 words
Day4: 1906 words
Day5: 1465 words
Day6: 2789 words
Day7: 2201 words
Day8: 3029 words
Day9: 1234 words
Day10: 0 words (Chruch trip)
Day11: 0 words (Church trip)
Total for NaNo: 16916 words
Total for the book: 46430 words