By this time I should've passed the halfway mark on Nanowrimo. That's 25,000 words for those keeping count.
If you look at the small applet above this post, you'll see I just passed 15k. Which means I'm over 10,000 words behind.
Part of me is a little frustrated. I really wanted to hit the 50k mark this year, and the odds of my doing that are steadily shrinking. It is still doable at this stage if I can push myself - but at this point I'd have to average 2,304 words a day to make it. That's a lot of words per day, especially with the fact this novel seems to be slowing down my writing pace for some reason.
But part of me is not unhappy so far.
The last time I went over 10k in a monthly wordcount was July. And I'm looking to break 20k if not more by the time November is over. Given my poor showing the past few months, that's a victory.
And I'm really getting into this story. It has been a while since I actually finished a novel, though I have a couple I've worked on over this year. This novel could well be finished by the end of the year - a good thing.
So I will keep pushing on. I may not hit 50k, but to me whatever I end up with this month will be a success. Let's see how far I go. :)