July 13th, 2020 – 656 – Day one-hundred-and-ninteen

Feeling woozy tonight. It took two hours to drop off to sleep last night and I hit my head earlier today too, which still feels funny. Head impacts always put me on edge, as your brain is far more delicate than its given credit. You wouldn’t punch your harddrive so why let your head take an impact?

The Wanderer is now 36,000 words, close to exactly. I started work on it on the 18th of June, a month with 30 days. That means I have 5 to go before it makes a full month, and while yes you can put an arbitrary point wherever you like to get a “month” total, this is the first 30 days of a new book. As such, assuming I don’t change my methods, WAN gets the honour of being my first 40K in a month book. Woo…

Interesting aside here, I’m averaging in excess of 1,300 words a day. Today was 1,400. In either case, WAN is the closest I’ve ever been to the ultimate in arbitary literary benchmarks: 50K in 30 days, the parameters of NaNoWriMo. Of course, unlike a NaNoWriMo ‘novel’ this is an actual novel, pegged to exceed the – again arbitary – 70K cut off for what is considered such a work. Even so it will be an amusing day when for the rest of my life, every month is NaNoWriMo. One day I intend to exceed even that.

Don’t really know why I felt like writing that. An unusual piece of egotism I suppose. But in either case, I’m done for today and ready to sleep. I mean, I could stay up and try and write the rest of the 50K of the Wanderer that’s missing but, I’m not quite at that point yet. As much as I’d love to be shot of it…