Court is in session. Steve, you are being charged with being over a thousand words behind the pace that will take you to the 50,000 word mark by the end of November. How do you plead?
Hungry. I wish I had taken that second cheeseburger for lunch when I had the chance.
I’m referring to your anemic word count of only 31,885.
That word count doesn’t include today’s efforts.
Do you intend to make up the deficit before November 30?
Absolutely. I was even farther behind last year with less than seven days to go, and I still hit my mark.
So, why are you behind this year?
I spent some of my time and efforts drawing maps and choreographing fight scenes…and I even spent time trying to name my main character’s husband and her two sons.
In other words, you were performing deeds that have nothing to do with actual writing.
But, I’m using actual words in my maps and choreography work.
In your opinion, do these acts further the story you’re writing?
Have any representatives from the NaNoWriMo Policy Enforcement Bureau been to your house to correct your methods?
A few political spinsters knocked on my door a few days before the state elections.
That doesn’t count.
Does that mean I’m OK to create the story in any way I want, as long as I make it to 50K words by the end of the month?
Why are you even asking that question? When was the last time you followed anyone’s writing rules?
Junior high English class. I think.
Then, the Court of Steve finds you in compliance of succeeding in any way you see fit. Now, get out of here and go finish up today’s challenge.
Cool, but I’m getting me a cheeseburger first.
Court is dismissed.