#NaNoWriMo LOG: DAY 18 (A 1st Timer’s Journey)
It took a bit to get into a groove today. I'd write a paragraph, sit and stare into the darkness outside, write another paragraph, stare off some more... I cycled like that for about 4-5 paragraphs then the sit/stare part was really long. I started reading back through some of my early pages, hoping to find a little spark that would ignite something more. And I did! And it did... and I wrote for a solid run until I saw my word count pass the 40k mark. I still had a few thoughts to squeeze out and I know from doing this for 18 days now, there is a pretty big discrepancy in my Pages word count and the NaNoWriMo official word counter. The NaNo counter is the one I use to measure progress with, but it always comes up about 60-100 words shorter than what the Pages word count shows, so I always push just a little further than my goal.
Someone asked a week or so ago what I'm using to write with. I'm using Pages. I know it's not some pro writing tool but I've poked around with an assortment of writing tools and apps in the past, there's always some learning curve to it that gets in the way of my actual writing. And I've never stuck with anything long enough to get past the learning curve of it, so here I am. Pages. On my lil MacBook Air. It gets the job done. ;)
Started: 4:40a PT
Stopped: 6:22a PT
I wrote 1945 words today, pushing me just past that 40k mark. \o/
Total word count: 40,072