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”
For the first time, I’m doing it. NaNoWriMo, that is. My plan: Expand on a pair of short stories that are linked with at least 50,000 new words. Who else has done it? How’d it go for you? At the end of Day 1, I’ve logged about 970 words in about 90 minutes of writing.Continue reading “Day 1: NaNoWriMo and Me”