Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time? Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done.
According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do it if I write 8851 words a day from now on. I don’t see that happening, ’cause this is a busy week. I do have a plan, though: I can write my last 45,000 words on Saturday. If I plan on being awake for twelve hours, that’s eight periods of 90 minutes. That means if I can write 5625 words in an hour, then take a half hour break, then write another 5625, and so on, I can finish my fifty thousand words in time to upload for verification.
That’s 94 words per minute, which, if I remember my old call centre job application in the year 2000, is just about how fast I can type. So basically, I have to keep typing furiously and not quit, pause or draw breath.
Difficult, but surely it can be done. Make no mistake: this is my plan. I’ll videotape it and post it on YouTube for proof.