We’re two-thirds of the way through November now, somehow! According to my plot outline, I’m a quarter of the way through my novel, which lines up with my goals pretty well. I’m right around 22,000 words, and my first drafts tend to come in around 75-80,000, so that’s about right for a quarter of the way through the story.
I’m also in great shape for my goal to hit 25,000 words! I expect to pass that in the next few days. I’ve actually been holding pretty steady to land around 35,000 words, so that’s my new target – although we’ll see if Thanksgiving week is easier or more difficult for writing than normal weeks!
Meanwhile in the story, events are heating up in the world situation. I’ve just got up to August 23, 1939, when the Nazis and the Soviets signed a non-aggression pact. From my research, that seems to be when war between France and Germany became inevitable, although it wasn’t actually declared for about 10 days. The romance moves along in parallel to the war situation, so that’s also beginning to pick up. I’m righting something of the calm before the storm right now, with more excitement coming on September 3rd. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 20: War Is (Almost) Declared”