Things are progressing nicely, so far. I checked my word count on NaNoWriMo this morning, and was startled by the number (I'd forgotten overnight what I clocked in at last night). My first thought was, Oh my, look at this person's word count, whose is this? Wait, this is my page... where did that number … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Word Count – Day 5
cross-posted to The Nano Project I'm off to a rollicking start on word count. Thanks in large part to attending a write-in, I clocked in at 3,337 words yesterday! Wow, I've never gotten that much in one day before. Even with the chatting and socializing and inhaling a sandwich, the distraction of surfing the net … Continue reading Out of the Starting Gate
NaNo is upon us! Which means I probably won't be blogging much for the next 30 days. Whatever free time I have will be going towards word count. Anyone for a word war? 🙂 With mere hours to go to the official start of NaNoWriMo as I write this, I have to admit, setting … Continue reading Tick-Tock…Tick-Tock…Game On!
I found this post over at Teresa Miller's blog and thought some of you fellow NaNoWriMo's might be interested in extending the party. I think this will be a good idea for me. I liked having the weekly and daily word counts to work towards this month, it lit a literary fire under my backside … Continue reading Who’s Up for a Whole YEAR of Novel Writing?
NaNoWriMo wraps up in two days' time, and although I realized days ago that I wasn't going to make it to the winners' circle, I have also not abandoned the story I was writing. I decided about two days before the start on November 1 that I was going to join in the fun, and … Continue reading Lessons from NaNoWriMo
I guess at this point I have to admit, even to myself, that it ain't happenin' this year. I'm 15,000 words behind where I should be at this point, due to many days of not writing anything. I can't possibly make that up and hit 50,000 by the end of this week. I think the … Continue reading Throwing in the towel on NaNoWriMo
I'm falling even further behind on NaNoWriMo. I had hoped to get home last night and be able to crank out a couple thousand words, but as fate would have it, I was stopped by a car accident. Not mine, thank the Force, but the car in front of me. Well, he had been in … Continue reading Doubts
Back to io9 we go. Here's an encouraging interview (interviews?) with two authors who actually published NaNo novels. Best advice if you're stuck: torture your characters. And very timely advice for me since I lost a couple days. Simon Haynes: Easy. Write in 500 word chunks, one per hour. Don't sit down thinking 'I have … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Encouragement from James R. Strickland and Simon Haynes
Panic begins to set in. I'm way behind now: 33,864 words to go. This is bad. ::::::runs around the room screaming, tearing hair out:::::: I've now gone from 1,667 words per day necessary to make it to 1,992. Well, maybe that's not SO bad, it's another 300 per day but I might be able to … Continue reading 17 Days, 14 Hours — NaNoWriMo countdown
I just ran across this interview with our fearless leader, Chris Baty, at io9. For those unfamiliar with io9, it's a sci-fi smorgasbord of television show reviews, movie reviews, books and generally anything sci-fi related. The interview is targeted to that genre, but still very much worth a read. And some schmuck down in the comments … Continue reading NaNoWriMo’s Chris Baty talks to io9