The halfway mark for NaNoWriMo has passed and I am pleased to say that I have managed to stay on target. The little chart here shows a couple of yellow and orange days, which are those where the daily target was not quite reached, but that was balanced out be the days when I wrote well over the target (mostly weekends and a few days off work). As I write this post, my word count sits at over 27,000. That is roughly equivalent to eight episodes of the podcast, so I edited a section of what has been written so far and recorded it with my nice new AKG Perception microphone. There is a new episode of the podcast just been posted and I will be recording more in the next few weeks.
The whole process of writing SOS in this way, instead of on a weekly basis, has made it flow well, though fitting it back into a twenty minute episode can be more tricky than writing it in specific, episode-friendly chunks. Nevertheless, I am currently finishing off the end of the second act of the story and will soon be starting to bring all the final threads together and wrap it all up. The story has taken some unexpected turns, even without the last of the polls being included, but I am very pleased with the way it is making its way to the conclusion.