So I hit 50,161 words a few minutes ago. Despite what the certificate above suggests, I know the novel isn’t done. In fact, I just stopped in the middle of a scene because it is getting late. I’ve been busy writing the past few weeks, so haven’t been keeping up with blogging about the writing.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 27: Crossing the 50,000-word mark”
Words for the day: 1,441 Total words: 19,863 Not much to say. I may have crossed a threshold, and figured something out. Now saving my words for the NaNoWriMo.
Words for Day 7: Zero Words for Day 8: 1,573 Words for Day 9: 3,542 Words for Day 10: 4,595 Total words: 18,422 Late fall deep freeze crept in over the last few days, and I ran out of steam (or was it time) for any writing on Day 7. So it was an accidentalContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Days 7–10”
Words for the day: 1,477 Total words: 8,712 Still behind the NaNo schedule, but I’m happy with the day’s results. One of the things that I reminded myself to do tonight is give a scene a chance to breathe. So I went back a few paragraphs from where I had left off last night, andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 6”
So Tuesday turned out to be a tough day. I squeezed out only 320 words, before I was just too tired. (even this post is a day late) New total: 7,235 (just 42,765 to go!) More tonight, I hope.
Total words for Monday: 1,186 Project total so far: 6,915 Back to work — it’s the first Monday of NaNoWriMo! — so I expected to get fewer words down. According to the NaNoWriMo 50,000-word challenge, the daily average is 1,667 — so at least for today I am a little bit above average. I expect thatContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 4”
Total words for Sunday: 2,826 Project overall: 5,729 So I think I’m sort of back on track, though even having that extra hour always throws me a little of whack. I think I probably should’ve been able to churn out more words today. Work week returns tomorrow (Monday), and I expect my daily average toContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 3: Time shift edition”
Saturday. Word count: 1,981. Now I’m behind. It’s my weekend, so I was planning on cranking out some words, but I read what I wrote yesterday and knew it could be better, so I worked on that — adding some, deleting a lot of others, but after about 90 minutes I think I netted a solidContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Day 2: The Lure of Research”