Approaching the Halfway Point
The halfway point is fast approaching. Within about four days, you should be at exactly 25,000 words or more.
So far, I’ve been quite ahead of each daily goal. I don’t feel the same amount of stress as I have in previous years. No need to guesstimate on word count. Hands don’t cramp up from writing all day. And that leads to not having to write all day to meet individual goals, giving me free time for other things. There are definitely some benefits of writing by way of computer.
However, eleven days in and I’ve run in to some problems. While using Q10, at random times, entire paragraphs would become highlighted and disappear after touching a key. Happens before I know what’s going on. I’ve been an obsessively saving. So, nothing was really lost, but it still enough to give a person a heart attack, losing chunks of something you wrote. Especially during a challenge like Nano where every word counts. Don’t know if the problem lies with the program or my laptop.
My latest problem concerns my laptop. It seems the keyboard on it has decided to go on strike. Stopped working in mid sentence. It has forced me to move on to my desktop until it can be fixed.
Life has a tendency to get in the way, sometimes when you least expect it. What is your progress? Are you ahead or behind the approximated word count for the day? Have you given up or still in the race to meet 50,000 words?