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Friday, November 26, 2010

Winner winner chicken dinner

Oh my gosh guys!  I am so proud to have actually finished NaNoWriMo this year!  Woot Woot!  51,397 words.  And the best part?  I actually finished a novel!!!  I'm so proud of myself.  And I'm so excited to start on my next project (Book 2 in my trilogy. hehehe) Although NaNoWriMo is over in 4 days, I won't be starting this second book until maybe January, when things slow down a bit at work.  Good luck to everyone else that is participating this year.  It's been so much fun!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Week Two

I just got an email from someone over at NaNoWriMo (I'm on the email list, you see, and receive periodic pep talks).  It talked about how week two is the hardest week for people participating in NaNoWriMo.

I don't think so.  Maybe it's because my week one sucked so bad (being computerless and all), but my week two has been awesome!  I seriously have written over 10,000 words in the past two days (not counting what I plan on writing over the next few hours).  In fact, I went from seeing an "impossible" goal number, to having it within 1600 words. 

I guess maybe this is my "week one" and next week will be my "week two."  I'm really hoping next week doesn't suck, if that's the case.  I feel like I've got a lot of my story developed in my head already, and I know where I want to go, and how I'm going to get there.  I'm excited.  And I plan on finishing this novel this month.  What a great goal, huh?  I really hope I make it :)

NaNoWriMo Progress

You guys, I just hit 15,000 words!  15,078 to be exact!  I'm so excited.  I was so behind for so long that I didn't think I would ever catch up.  Now I'm only 1600 words behind!  That's totally doable!  And the awesome thing?  I caught up in, I kid you not, 2 nights.  Yep!  2!!

Also?  I have a title!  I've always kind of known that this project would be part of a series, and I've titled all three books.  I even have basic plot outlines for the first two, and bits and pieces of plot for the third.  I'm so excited.  And the great thing is, it never would've gotten written (or planned) without NaNoWriMo.  So, thanks to whoever started it, because now I am actually getting some projects written.

But what about all the projects I've started, you ask?  Well, don't worry.  They're still there.  They've just been moved to the back burner.  The one I've titled '13' has hit kind of a dead end and needs to be re-worked a bit.  Don't worry, I haven't written 120 pgs for nothing.  It'll bounce back.  I promise :)

Speaking of page count.  I'm on page 40 of my current project.  I know.  Crazy.  Just a few nights' work and I've got 40 pages.  I'm so proud of myself for sticking with it.  And the great thing is, I don't feel the need to re-read everything I wrote the day before and edit it (like I have with past projects).  I'm really getting into this project, and I think it'll turn out great.  :)

Monday, November 8, 2010


I'm participating in NaNoWriMo again this year.  Last year I failed miserably.  This year, I'm at 7400 words (or there abouts) so far.  I'm a little behind (about 6000 words), but I think I did pretty good.  I wrote just over 3500 words last night, so I think I can catch up pretty fast.

So, are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year?  What do you use for inspiration?  Do you listen to music while you write?  If so, what inspires you?  Where do you get your ideas? 

As the month goes on I will answer some of these questions.  If you have any others, please just ask in the comments.  :)