November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, so I've been pounding away at trying to finish my 50,000 word novel by this coming Wednesday at midnight. This is my third attempt, and by far the closest I've come to actually completing this thing.
The Thanksgiving weekend put an abrupt halt on my efforts, and now I find myself with 10,000 words left and three days to write them in. I have to crank out at least 3,400 words a day to finish, but I don't think that it's going to be too difficult.
The story in the novel might not be finished by the 50,000 word mark, but the goal is 50,000 words. After that, pushing myself to keep going until the end of the story won't seem nearly so hard.