Last time I wrote that I had taken a few days off from NaNoWriMo and had fallen about 4000 words behind. Two days later I am now back on track! I was back to par last night, but now that midnight has happened I am about 1000 words behind, which is nothing. I’m hoping to be at least a day ahead (if not more) by the time midnight rolls around.
The last few days have been a real whirlwind for my characters, Amber, Danny and Kyle. Kyle panicked and left the other two alone in a zombie-infested house; he’s the one who had all of their gear (he drove off with the truck). The other two have been doing their best to avoid the zombies. They’d almost made it to Danny’s house when they ran into another problem: a couple living in a nearby house started shooting at them. They retreated to a somewhat safe place where they discovered Amber had been hit by a stray bullet. The wound isn’t lethal on its own, but they don’t have any first aid supplies. Or water.
At this point I’m having fun throwing as much stuff as I can at my main characters, but it’s almost time to start wrapping things up as I make the push towards 50k. I’m still hoping to get ahead before the weekend, so expect to see my word count climbing in the next few days. If you want to watch my progress (or be writing buddies) you can find me here on the NaNoWriMo site. As always, I’ll also be updating Twitter with my writing progress so you can watch my Twitter feed for news. Good luck to everyone else who is participating this year – we’ve got 10 days left to go!