NaNoWriMo update Day 5

So far this has been my most successful NaNoWriMo to date. Okay, I have only had two previous years, but still...this one is rocking and rolling. I am currently halfway through Chapter 4. I have achieved my daily word count each day so far and have a strong idea where my story is headed. It's also rather nice that I love my characters and where they are headed.

I started this one with a stronger game plan. I had an outline (well, what passes for an outline for me, which is rather loosy goosy as far as outlines go). I have prompts written in case the story stalls...the biggest part that has helped me is having a writing buddy. We have writing times set aside...and while we don't meet every day, we do have planned multiple visits per week. This is helpful because of camaraderie, of course, because writing is often a lonely lonely place to play. It is also helpful for ACCOUNTABILITY. I know, for example, that when I get home from work tonight, I need to (at the minimum) have chapter 4 finished (and possibly Chapter 5 started) so that tomorrow, when I am meeting with my writing buddy, we are at the same (approximately) place and can continue to go from there.

This is a great NaNoWriMo so far.