Word Count for NaNoWriMo 2015

So, I finished the month of NaNoWri with a word count of 15,342. Not even close to the 50k goal, but nothing to sneeze at, either. If you consistently wrote 15,000 words per month, you'd end up with 180,000 words, which is a more than decent length for a novel.

As it is, I'm about halfway to my word count goal for the second volume in the Zeck series. The first novella in the series is a little over 28k. I'm aiming to make the second volume just a few thousand words longer.

I've also made pretty good progress on an unrelated short story, set in a fantasy world I've been having trouble finding an entry point for. I think the new story is working pretty well so far, both as a stand-alone and as an introduction to that fictional universe. Word count goals aside, I've made progress. And I don't have a document that's half filler, as I did after my first NaNoWriMo.

If I'm looking for excuses, I was fighting off a cold for the first half of the week of Thanksgiving, so I was going to bed earlier than usual. By the time the holiday rolled around, I was feeling better, but by then I was deep into the multi-day shopping, cleaning, and cooking that comes with hosting over a dozen people. No complaints here; lovely people, good food, good times. Cheers.