Lady Tamara (agdhani) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lady Tamara

NaNoWriMo 2019: Day 7--Travel time

Day 7 Word Count Target: 11,669

It's the end of Week 1. How's everyone doing? On track? Need a boost or some motivation? Stuck on a question or plot point or name that's driving you mental and keeping you from making words? Drop a line and let us help?
And if you're merely struggling to find enough hours in a day, stop, take a deep breath, and relax. You've got this.

One of the things that I find, mid-writing, that I spend an inordinate amount of time researching is 'how long will it take my character to get from point A to point boat, by horse, on foot, in a car, in a plane' etc.
Sites like google maps, mapquest, and others often have a feature built-in now to gauge travel distance and time by car or even on foot. In non-modern settings of course, this would not necessarily be helpful (by car at least)
While this little chart does not address all of the possibile modes of travel, and does not take into account terrain and weather conditions, I've found it a good place to start.

07 travel distance and time.jpg

As for weather and terrain...your guess is as good as mine there ;)

Are there any similar resources I should know about? It would save a lot of time not having to google such things all the time?
Tags: challenge: nano!

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