This week has been insane. After finally getting through the bulk of my work in other classes, I have been able to really focus on putting the new things I have learned to use in my story. This week was crazy productive, as the jump in word count shows, but it also made it clear that I bit off more than I could chew. In this much time, it’s certainly possible to complete a full story, but I have found that my writing style struggles to condense narrative into that frame. I prefer to tell longer-winded stories, and the weaknesses in my writing I’ve tried to address- my descriptive pieces, as I learned from some of my NaNoWriMo sources, and my writing's transparency, as Hemingway has shown me- have led to a further ballooning in size of my story. While I may not in fact be able to achieve my full goal yet, I’ve gained a lot in my skill as a writer, and I think I’m better equipped to keep pursuing this goal in the future.