Will I complete my NaNoWriMo 2023 goal?
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The progress of this goal will be tracked here:

https://nanowrimo.org/participants/gabrielb/projects/of-dying-suns

11/24/2023 update:

My book is complete. But I've decided to waive the early-completion condition and write 10,000 words worth of other narratives.

BUT NOTE THAT THERE IS AN EARLY-COMPLETION CONDITION (see below)

I'm currently writing a science fantasy novel. Over the month of November, my goal is to either:

  • Finish the first draft of the story completely.

    • I estimate this will take an additional ~40,000 words. I am currently writing chapter 37 out of a planned 60. I am in the middle of act 3, out of 4 planned acts.

  • Write at minimum of 50,000 words of new narrative.

    • The following DO NOT COUNT as new narrative:

      • Worldbuilding notes

      • Editing notes

      • Inline notes

      • Chapter titles

      • Reinsertion of cut scenes

      • Addition of pre-written, planned scenes

Historical Notes:

  • Chapter 1 was written as a oneshot in March 2020, revised in December 2020, and revised again December 2021.

  • Chapter 2 was written in October 2022. This is when the story "began"

  • Chapters 1-3 (currently 3342 words) were complete by the start of NaNoWriMo 2022

  • I did NaNoWriMo 2022 as my first NaNoWriMo. I set the goal of writing 25,000 words for this story, and wrote 27,018. I wrote for 27 out of 30 days.

  • Since NaNoWriMo2022, I have added ~47,000 words to my first draft.

As of this question being posed, (10/29/2023) I have:

  • ~62,000 words (chapters 1-30) written for part 1 of the story (complete), Including ~600 words of chapter titles and ~100 words of inline notes

  • ~17,00 words (chapters 31-36) written for part 2 of the story, including ~100 words of chapter titles.

  • 752 words written for chapter 37, which is in progress.

  • ~6400 words in documents used to store cut or future scenes. This includes 934 words of the planned final chapter.

  • ~9300 words across a variety of ancillary documents. (Including editing notes, plans for the rest of the story, worldbuilding notes, etc.)

No additional narrative was written 10/30 or 10/31.

Information I will provide:

  • Wordcount tracking by day in NaNoWriMo

  • A notification in this question whenever I finish a chapter.

  • A notification in this question when I hit what I consider to be the end of part three/beginning of part 4.

Biographical Information:

  • I work full time from M-F.

  • I have two writer's groups, each of which meet weekly, but will only be attending one of them over the month of november. So far, on days I attend writer's groups, I spend 2-3 hours to write between 500-1000 words.

  • I will be travelling ~4 hours to visit family, and another ~4 hours back, on different days.

  • I have thanksgiving off, but do not plan to take any vacation days or sick days off.

I will pay attention to the comments and try to respond for reasonable requests for information.

I pledge to only vote YES for this question, and to not sell any of my stocks prior to resolution.

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11/24/2023

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I've decided this work doesn't need an epilogue, which means it's done with CH 52. In the interest of keeping with the spirit of NaNoWriMo, though, I've decided to write the remaining ~10,000 words in unrelated projects.

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11/23/2023

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11/22/2023

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11/21/2023

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11/20/2023

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11/17/2023

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11/16/2023

1049 CH 46

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11/15/2023

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11/14/2023

1809 CH46

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11/13/2023

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11/12/2023

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11/10/2023

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375 CH 44

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11/9/2023

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797 CH 43

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11/8/2023 addendum

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11/8/2023

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