NaNoWriMo 2013 – Day 3: I Didn’t Plan For This!

Batman with a Blank PageI’ve just finished a session for Day 3 of NaNoWriMo 2013. I’m currently only averaging around 1000 words a day because I’ve been working the last three days, but I’ve the week to myself for the next four days so I’ll have plenty of time to get ahead. Obviously, I’m not very far in yet, but I am starting to get ideas and develop scenes past my original plot outline. This can be quite good, but I don’t want to reach 5000 words without really kicking the main part of my plot into motion. Tomorrow I think my main focus is going to be to hit 6000 words and really have the first act set up properly. By the time I reach 10k I want to have the built the first act into something with real drive to it, in time to conclude at around 16k. When I hit that point, I’m probably going to re-read my plan a bit and compare it to my progress so far. See if a revised outline will be a good thing.

How is everyone else getting on with their novels?