Day 26 - Was any research involved (historical or otherwise) in your NaNo prep?
So, so much. I researched everything from the Labyrinth myth to event locations and architectural terms. And how old one has to be to get a flight license, lol.
I love, love, love fic research. It's a great way to pick up random trivia that you wouldn't otherwise learn because you wouldn't normally be interested in that stuff.
Day 27 - What’s your word count now? Are you satisfied with your progress or panicked that you won’t have enough time to finish by November 30?
Eh, well, I updated along the way, but I signed off at 105,436, so a crazy-ass win. :)
Day 28 - Name one thing you shafted all month in favor of participating in NaNo.
Hm. The funny thing is, I didn't really shaft a great deal, as I pretty much wrote throughout my data collection. During which I wouldn't have been able to do much work anyway. I mean, I suppose I could have written up other stuff (though it's hard to do that pen-on-paper for academic writing for some reason) or read a book like I was doing just before NaNo. And I definitely put editing my other fic on hold while I did NaNo. But I didn't feel like any of that stuff got 'shafted'.
Day 29 - Name one thing in which you indulged as a treat to keep yourself motivated and writing that you wouldn’t otherwise have done.
Another funny thing—writing was my treat, a real escape from the nightmare that is data collection.
Day 30 - Share a link to either your NaNo profile or a location on the internet where your story can be found. If someone offered to beta read for you, would you be willing to do the same for them during the subsequent editing process?
My NaNo profile is here. I've done a first-round edit of my fic already to get the plot straight, but I'll have to come back to it again at some point (probably after I'm good and done with the one I'm polishing up now).
Sure, I don't mind beta-reading even when it isn't an exchange of services.