337 hours, 50 minutes…
I’ve written 8k a day before. During last year’s NaNo, I reached 5k several days in a row. I won NaNo a week early last year and Camp NaNo (July) two weeks early, and I won Camp NaNo (August) by writing almost solely on weekends. I should be able to manage 75k (or 2500 words a day) just fine.
What I’m not so sure about is the fact that I have pledged 10k the first day of NaNo. The first day is a Tuesday. I have to work that day. I’m a school photographer, so my hours vary from day to day, but I still will likely have to get up somewhere between 4:30 and 5:30. Hopefully it’ll be a short day and I’ll be home by 2, but there are some days (like today) that I don’t get home until around 5.
Either way, I will almost undoubtedly have between 3 and 5 hours to write that first day. I can manage 1k in 20 minutes, which puts me around 3k/hr, which means I can write 9k-15k, depending on how much time I actually spend writing versus how much time I spend in front of my computer wondering what to write.
I’m trying to make a list of scenes to write about this year. I have about 40 so far, so if I can stretch each scene into at least 1k, I should be okay (assuming I can think of 75 scenes). Some might have to be stretched to 2k. I think I can do it.