I am currently at 9,136 words. I started writing today at about 4:30 pm (after I got back from work) and have been writing, watching a documentary on scary Stuyvesant students with my dad, writing, eating, writing, watching TV.
I had a little moment yesterday, after I finished up the ballroom bit: "What comes next?"
Then I remembered where I was in the timeline. September 1800. It's Mady's birthday. Soon, Alexandra will ask for a pony and Miles will train her. Then, of course, winter sets in.
I'm finding this one easier to get into as I'm writing. It feels easier, right now, to write this than last year's NaNo project. Whether that's because last year's was kind of made up as I went along...or because the research was driving me crazy...or because, let's face it, I've been immersed in this story for the better part of this year...who knows.
Aiming for 10,000 words tonight. 10,000 words is tomorrow's goal. Some Wrimos on Twitter are going for 15k by Sunday night, but, um...we'll see.
11:00 PM: 10,000 words made. Currently looking up info on milliners. Mady wants a pretty bonnet for her birthday.