Day 5 Stats
Words Written: 1959
Total Words: 8655
Sentence of the Day: Faeries always have that odd look to them; it’s not any one thing about them, but you notice it immediately in the way they stand, or the way they cock their heads a little too far to the side.
Notes: Y'all, I started over. I am definitely learning things this NaNo, and what I have learned so far is this: my big talk about taking the "middleground" and thinking vaguely about beginnings/endings/arcs/and feelings works best for my 10 to 20 page stories. Sustaining a story much longer than that takes a lot more planning. (So thank God I have a story I'd been planning for a long time). I'm much happier with this new one--and, happily, the beginning is finally coming together in a way it never has before. I've also decided that instead of trying to catch up with this new story, my goal will just be 43,304 words for the month of November. This way I don't have to play that excruciating, mind-blowing game of catch-up.
If you're doing NaNo, do you have strategies for sustaining a long-term story?