And the books I left ungraded Friday after school while I caught up on Thursday's words... So, when I start in on Monday, I only have two ungraded books, and the stack I took home. NaNo has NOT been good for my grading....
(Guess who's playing instead of writing???)
36652 Saturday's goal
In the Desert – From the Top Word Count: 1321
In the Desert -- Best Laid Plans... Word Count: 654
In the Desert – Miracle Word Count: 907
In the Desert -- Waiting Word Count: 705
In the Desert – Not To Be... Word Count: 691
In the Desert -- Fought the Good Fight Word Count: 1369
In the Desert – Captured Word Count: 2059
In the Desert -- Oceans of Sand Word Count: 1369
In the Desert – Morning Is Breaking Word Count: 1632
In the Desert – The Interview Word Count: 1040
In the Desert -- Alone at Last Word Count: 1894
In the Desert -- The Prince's Return Word Count: 1410
In the Desert -- The Tent Word Count: 2191
In the Desert -- Salvation? Word Count: 1465
In the Desert – Recognized Word Count: 1777
In the Desert -- Frying Pan Word Count: 1077
In the Desert -- Hot Water Word Count: 590
In the Desert -- The Escape! Word Count: 1754
In the Desert -- A Helping Hand Word Count: 2773
In the Desert -- It's a Wonderful Place Word Count: 1850
In the Desert -- The Visit -- Part IV Word Count: 1879
In the Desert -- The Visit, Part III Word Count: 536
In the Desert -- The Visit, Part II Word Count: 2521
In the Desert -- The Visit Word Count: 1976
In the Desert -- The Birth Word Count: 1977
Total Words 35099
Without Not , Miracle, and Best chapters 32808
In other words, I've caught up for the rest of the week, but barely started on what is needed now….
I get terribly excited, as I am nearing my climax... I put a question about what people were doing when they heard about the events of 911, and can go back and get words telling others' stories as if they happened to people around my MC... Lots and Lots of stories may be needed if I end too fast.
I can also finish the travelogue I got tired of trying to make sound exciting, and dreaming up things for her to be thinking about as she traveled. I just sort of skipped it all eventually. I was just being lazy. I may have to be NOT so lazy to make the end of the story reach the end of the word count. I may have to make my character have memorable, interesting-to-read THOUGHTS for two-three days straight... Sigh.
But, with this cast of characters, who knows? I may not really be as close to the end as I think I am...
I have a really good argument not done yet between Despina and Luchino... I'm sure I can work that in somewhere. I was going to write it this afternoon, but it doesn't fit now, and I was afraid I'd ruin my flow (I'm WAY past the part where I have this thing plotted out, so I could go dry suddenly, or take a wrong turn and get lost to wander the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, as far more famous folks than I have done before.)
I know you can back date options -- can you "for-date" them?