508 – Alignment shift in 3… 2… 1…

Poor Jaine, the steps she has to take to keep her friends’ heads from exploding. After all this time, you’d think she would have had to do an alignment check at some point. Living with Dhur and Ch’p makes keeping to a good alignment hard.

I have finished the first week of NaNoWriMo and, as of this writing, have managed to produce roughly 6500 words. While it’s good that I have written that much, it does mean that I am woefully behind on my word count quota. In order to finish this competition with a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month, I need to produce roughly 1666 words per day. Basic math will tell you that I have not managed to do this. My wife, on the other hand has already surpassed 15,000 words. The funny thing is, normally I would not be worried about word counts as it is the quality of said words that is important. However, in the case of NaNoWriMo,, it actually says in the guidelines for the competition that quantity is valued over quality, assuming that quality will later be put into the manuscript via editing after the 30 days are up. I still view this as a way to come up with a very good rough draft. If anything else blossoms from this, so be it. Again, wish me luck on week two.

Take care,