Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I Made It Through The Wilderness...

Somehow I made it throoough oo ooo.

Yes, I hit the mark. 50,000 big ones. For me, Nano is done for another year.

And I look back on the month and wonder what I have to show for it. A story I don't really like? Or the satisfaction that I could push through it and get the words out.

I'm considering taking a break, but then again, I have other wips that I've been looking forward to getting back to.

Maybe I'll just give myself one evening off.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Wonder of Wonders....

This time last week I doubted my chances at finishing this Nano challenge. Tonight I'm only 2563 words away from finishing.

Now, I'm still not happy with the story. I'm sure that as soon as I'm done with it I'll drop it like a hot potato and run far far away from it. It'll sit in a folder for a good long time before I decide if there's any hope for it whatsoever. Who knows, maybe I can make it into a short story instead. Don't know. I'm just glad that I'm this close to meeting the goal.

Knock on wood......

Meanwhile, I'm revisiting some of the other wips that are waiting patiently for me. These that are truly worthy of my attention.

Or maybe I'll just take a break and concentrate on getting Christmas out of the way.

Nah, I won't be able to but my writing aside.

Current word count is 47437.


Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Last Week

We're just about to the finish line. I'm over 41k right now, and if I really push myself I'll get through this.... barely. It sure isn't as easy as last years...not tha last years was easy. I can't say that this is a complete loss, but its going to need A LOT of help to make it marketable.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to fast forward a bit in the story just to get my word count. We'll see.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

A Little Headway

I pushed myself yesterday and I'm sure I'll pay the price today, but I wrote over 3k yesterday despite the fact that I worked "late" and had to run errands afterwards. Of course I was up til after 1am.

I'm glad to say I'm over 37k now. I just wrote another 1000+ words this morning. Don't know how much I'll get done the rest of the day, but I hope that I'll get soemthing done after the turkey festivities are over.

Last night I had a surprise visit from a friend from out of town. I was a little mortified because I wasn't expecting her and the house was not exactly neat and tidy (when is it ever?). But we chatted and she plans on coming back tomorrow for a longer visit. So I have some time to get things straightened up. (which takes away from my writing time)


Have to leave for the House Of Three Big Dogs soon. NOT looking forward to dealing with them!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

So, here I am

After a particularly disasterous and nonproductive week, I'm attempting to get myself back in the game and play catch up. I seriously have my doubts about being able to finish this challenge this year. I'm working my way up to 33k which is about 7k short of where I wanted to be.... at least. This week was a total waste. After #1 Son was sick with the stomach flu on Friday he so sweetly passed it along to me and my DH and both my DDs. Now we've pretty much recovered, but it took a toll on a lot of things.

So, off I go to try to do what I can for this rather pathetic story. I shan't give up though!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Do Or Die Time

I figure if I don't hit the half way mark today I'm doomed. I'm nearly there, have over 22k done, but I'm not wild about this story. Not even close. Not that I don't think there could be hope for it with a major infusion of emotion and description at editing time. Hell, I did it with WORL, but right now I'm just very unexcited over the whole thing. My characters have done things without consulting me and now I have to deal with a new character I wasn't planning on.

So, the age old question.... Do I continue on writing something I'm not thrilled about and hope that someday we'll fall in love or do I put it on the shelf and forget Nano and do something that has a chance.

What to do what to do.......

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Bare Bones

Okay, so my story doesn't suck as much as I thought it did (but I may change my mind tomorrow)it just lacks a lot of flesh. And as I thought about it, when I was at the mercy of my mundane job, if I can write a bare bones story with 50K words then flesh it out after Nano is over then I may have like a 75K story. Well, I'd take 65K.

But I guess the good thing is that I'm pushing through the hard parts instead of skipping ahead or taking the whole document, highlighting and hitting the delete button.

I'm currently up to 18394 words. I plan to do at least a few more hundred words before bedtime. If I can hit 19000 words then I'll pat myself on the back.

Of course I would prefer to hit 20K.

My Story


I'm so bored with it! Nothing is happening. My hero and heroine have decided that neither is interested in any romantic entanglement, my ghost has put in several appearances, so to speak, my heroine is about to discover that she's preggers, and I've thrown in a pet cockatoo. BUT NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!!

Maybe its because I'm too tired to make my brain work.

I have to go and look at some of the suggestions I've received to breath life into this rotting corpse of a wip.

Current word count is 16921. Only 33079 to go!!!!



Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Falling Behind...

Well, I thought I'd be up to around 20k by now, but I've had some non-writing days. I pushed today but still didn't get as far as I had wanted.

One problem is that the story is boring me to tears. I wish I had gone with the sequel to my other story instead, or maybe the fantasy. I'm trying to push some things to happening and praying that I can salvage this. I hate the idea of wasting a month's worth of writing.

So, here's the stats....

Current Total-15175, Remaining Words-34825, Avg Words Per Day-1514

Got to get my butt going. Get excited about this project again.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

End of Day Five

Well, not the best day, but I beat the daily average, so I'm content. Things'll get better tomorrow when the schedule get back to "normal"

Still, here are the totals...

Current Total-12406,Words Left-37594, Average Words Per Day-1504

Tomorrow I hope to hit 4000.

Yesterday...Day Four

Didn't get a chance to post. But it was a pretty lousy day, writing wise. Only 930 words. But I broke the 10000 mark, so thats okay. Wish I had gotten a chance to do more. Oh well, a new week awaits.

Current Word Total-10118, Words Left-39882, Avg Words Per Day-1534

Friday, November 03, 2006

Day Three Over

Well, I could write some more, but I'm run down and I think the sofa sounds like a good place for me.

I hit my goal again today, my personal goal, not my average words per day. I highly doubt that tomorrow or Sunday will be as productive, but I could be wrong (and I hope I am in this case).

Anyway, here is the stats....


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Daily Goal Met

Well, its after 11pm and I hit the mark for the day. I still think it sounds a bit disjointed, but thats okay. Write now, Edit later. If I can write 50K I'm sure it'll be something I can work with.


So, if I can keep putting in 3000 words a day I'll be in such good shape.

Not Such An Auspicious Beginning

Well, I'm 4589 words into my story and I'm not loving it. But I'm going to keep pushing through. It will get better. It doesn't help that I'm having a mondo huge headache which makes it hard to concentrate. But I'm determined to hit at least 6000k before I go to bed tonite.


I'll give a final word count before bed.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Quittin Time

Well, its time to go to bed. Its about 10:30 and my eyes are watering from yawning too much.

It wasn't a horrendous day. I beat my goal for the day, which was good seeing how I had a few errands to do, and I worked til 4pm. If I can do the same amount each day I'll be in good shape. I'm not loving the story, but thats okay, I'll get past it. My hero nad heroine have met and he's going to think she's crazy. Poor woman. But thats okay. I'm pretty confident that this story will work just fine.



Okay, so I didn't stay up til midnight to start writing. I really should've, I stayed up til 11:30. What was another half an hour. But I figured I'd be falling asleep at my desk at work today if I had.

but I did start writing at 5am and in one hour I almost made it to the 1000 word mark.

As of this first day of November, I have to write an average of 1667 words a day. I hope to blow that mark away, but its going to take lots of hard work. I'm not super pleased with my beginning, but thats okay, I have time after Dec 1st to fix it. The thing is to get the story down.

Which I'm going to do right now, since I'm far far behind some of my writing cohorts (Go Maria!!!!!) who started at midnight.

737 words to go to meet my daily goal.