I am currently sitting at only 11,872 which is ahead of the pace I'll need to hit the 50k goal for NaNo, but behind my personal goal of hitting 100k. The reason I'm behind is because yesterday, my amazing boyfriend surprised me by taking me out to dinner at a Brazilian steak house where I ate way too much food and hardly had time to get in my 1,667 words before falling into a food coma for the rest of the night.
So far today, I've been busy meeting up with my siblings to celebrate my birthday and picking out my birthday presents from my boyfriend. He told me he wanted to buy me some books on the writing craft, because he's supportive like that, and he's also smart enough that he knew better than to try and pick them out himself :P
I obviously haven't read them yet, but I'll share a picture of what I got at the end of the post, then share reviews of them as I get around to reading them.
For now, I really have to start working on my novel and putting this write-in designated time to good use. With luck I'll reach 15k by tomorrow.
I'd love to hear about any other NaNo success stories or what your favorite writing craft novel is.