the_goren_show: (nanowrimo2010)

Today's Stats

0 -
Words Written Today
1667 - Words to Write until 1667
1667 - Suggested Daily Word Count
52073 - Cumulative Word Count

30 - Current Day
50000 - Suggested Cumulative Word Count
1736 - Average Words per Day
Nov 30 - At This Rate You Will Finish On
0 - Days Remaining
0 - Words to Write Until 50000
0 - Total Words Remaining
0 - Words per Day to Finish on Time
I could have written more I suppose, but after that last push for the finish, I just didn't have anything left.  Not to mention my arms still ache from chipping ice the city FINALLY decided to take care of.  I'll pick back up in a day or two, but I'm content with the start I have to the book.

To my book...

Now there's a thought!
the_goren_show: (purple)
As someone pointed out to me, this isn't my NaNo anymore, it's my novel.

That's a terrifying thought but it's an accomplishment that no one can take away from me.

Today's Stats
7073 - Words Written Today
0 - Words to Write until 1667
1667 - Suggested Daily Word Count
52073 - Cumulative Word Count


Nov. 28th, 2010 04:36 pm
the_goren_show: (nanowrimo2010)
At 4:30 pm local time, I did it.  I posted and verified 50,000+ words to the NaNoWriMo site. 

I am not even halfway through the story I need to finish telling, but I'm sure I will finish it, if only for me.

I really don't have the words right now to describe how this feels... mainly because I want to get back to writing the scene I'm in the middle of which is pivotal to the story.

Today's Stats
5180 - Words Written Today
0 - Words to Write until 1667
1667 - Suggested Daily Word Count
50180 - Cumulative Word Count

28 - Current Day
46667 - Suggested Cumulative Word Count
1793 - Average Words per Day
Nov 28 - At This Rate You Will Finish On
2 - Days Remaining
0 - Words to Write Until 46667
0 - Total Words Remaining
0 - Words per Day to Finish on Time
the_goren_show: (facepalm)
I know some of you aren't doing NaNoWriMo and I apologize for the word counts lately cluttering up your friends list but it's the only way I can get the motivation to push for the finish.

Current Day - 28
Suggested Cumulative Word Count - 46667
Average Words per Day - 1620
At This Rate You Will Finish On - Nov 30
Days Remaining - 2
Words to Write Until 46667 - 1322
Total Words Remaining - 4655
Words per Day to Finish on Time - 2328

I will finish this challenge, but it will not finish the story.  Nope, that I'm going to have to keep working on and that is no longer a problem because now I have to know how it all ends up for my muses.

the_goren_show: (musing)
It finally happened.  My muses have ganged up on me and taken over the plot of the story and are steering in a different direction than I had expected it to go.  It will still end the same way with the same realizations on the part of my protagonist but the route he takes and the guide he has to get there are unexpected.

Someone who was meant to be big part of the second third of the book has diminished in size.  Someone who was supposed to remain part of the first third has stepped in with a larger voice to lead the way.

I'm a little surprised and eager to find out where we are going today.  Already laid in 1000 words and just taking a break now to go out for a walk and see if the sunlight helps me figure anything else out.
the_goren_show: (Default)
Current Day - 27
Suggested Cumulative Word Count - 45000
Average Words per Day - 1503
At This Rate You Will Finish On - Dec 03
Days Remaining - 3
Words to Write Until 45000 - 4438
Total Words Remaining - 9438
Words per Day to Finish on Time - 3146

I managed to find a groove and finished a couple of chapters tonight for a total of 5460 words written in this session.  I'm tired now and as much as I would like to go on (I write best at night in the hour of the wolf) I'm too tired to make much sense out of anything that will come now.

If I make a concentrated push, I believe I can finish in the next couple of days.  It won't be the end of the book, no, I'm only partway through the story now but I'm beyond the end of the beginning and into the part where the actual ending is able to come together organically.  I will have to really edit it in the end but the muse and I are getting there.

I will finish this, even if just to say I did it.

Word Count

Nov. 26th, 2010 05:29 am
the_goren_show: (Default)
Current Day - 26
Suggested Cumulative Word Count - 43334
Average Words per Day - 1351
At This Rate You Will Finish On - Dec 07
Days Remaining - 4
Words to Write Until 43334 - 8232
Total Words Remaining - 14898
Words per Day to Finish on Time - 3725

Seeing it in black and white like this fills me with trepidation.  That's a lot of words.  I know it's not an insurmountable hill but from the bottom, it's looking pretty damned high.

At least I have net from home now so I can actually verify it when I get it done, but oh boy... I'm going to have to type on the fly.
the_goren_show: (internet)
Between trying to save accounts yesterday and internet being out since Saturday... I'm 7000 words behind on my NaNoWriMo!


I hate my life.
the_goren_show: (Default)
That's how I am feeling at the moment for having taken on NaNoWriMo.

It isn't that I can't do it.  I can write, if I do say so myself.  I just do it best when I'm not under pressure, which is probably why I'm in security and not a novelist.  For months now, I have been unable to stay in the habit of writing.  I blame Facebook, which I need to cut out of my life if I'm going to do anything productive.

Easier said than done.

Back to my NaNo woes.  I am just over 9000 words in now, which is pretty good considering at one point I was two days behind and hopelessly brain locked on what to do and how to do it.  It is still not up to the par I am used to writing and that frustrates me.  There's just so much to do in the real world that I keep getting distracted.  I have to try and get ahead if I can tomorrow because I have a time commitment after work on Monday and Tuesday for a charity.

So, yeah.  I'm pretty much seeing seeing my doing this NaNo thing as a special kind of stupid.

Good thing I've never been accused of being particularly smart!
the_goren_show: (listening)
So I went to the NanoWriMo kickoff event last night and wrote from midnight to 2 am in a truck stop with a bunch of other NaNo writers.  I have to say I feel strangely let down.  If I was supposed to be excited by the event, I apparently failed at that.  It was nice, but it was definitely a social occasion and it was not conducive to my writing style.

At all.

I write best when left the hell alone to dive into the world I am visualizing.  This is not accomplished in any way in a room full of 25 or 30 strangers, some of whom are not even writing (NaNo adjacents I think they call them).  I was amused and then annoyed with some of the people there, felt more pressure than was necessary and the quality of my writing... well, if it was a RP post I would have been apologizing like hell for being so damned far off my game.  I know you are not supposed to worry about editing during the NaNo event but I am going to have to edit it if I am going to be able to go anywhere with it from here.  It's not just crap, it's pure unadulterated shit and I am less than pleased with it.

Should I have gone to the event?  Hell yes.  It was good to get out and find out who my comrades in insanity are and I need to get out more anyway.

Will I go to another one?  Prossibly, but I sure won't expect to do any quality first draft writing.  I will also shore up my fragile ego against the people who can type three times the number of words I can during Word Wars.

I did get the first part of the story out of my head and accomplished my daily word count at least despite the distractions, so that's something.
the_goren_show: (Default)
Then it's time to NaNoWriMo for my life.

I don't expect to have many problems.  The only problem I've been having is waiting for the day to get started.  I have my idea, I have my laptop, I have a basic plan.  I'm over the SHINY stage of the new BlackBerry Torch - ever after to be referred to as the Crackberry.  All I need is midnight to hit and then the fun begins.

Yep, I got a Crackberry.  It took some wrangling but I've noticed Rogers is never very hard to twist into a early upgrade if you're willing to commit to a longer contract.  I'm stuck with them three more years... but I've been with them longer than just about anything in my life so it's not a hardship.

Come on midnight!  I wanna write.
the_goren_show: (Default)

I am now officially registered with NaNoWriMo.  I haven't decided if this is a step to regaining my sanity or the final proof of the complete and total loss of it.  If nothing else, it will give me something to do other than putz around on FB.  All there is to do now is wait until November 1 and then start typing.

Though I do have one thing to ask myself...


the_goren_show: (internet)

I have decided that since I'm not really doing any RP at all since the demise of the RP board that I am going to do NaNoWriMo.

Yes, I have lost my mind.

I miss writing though and this will either kick me in the pants and get me writing again or cure me of the need to write altogether.

We shall see.


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