NaNoWriMo Day 24 (50K!)

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 40,000 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 50,206 words I passed the 50,000 word mark today, which means that I have successfully completed the NaNoWriMo challenge for 2009. It marks the first time that I have ever done this. I also had a record day today, writing 4,808 […]

NaNoWriMo Day 20

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 33,340 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 44,383 words Day 20 means that we are 2/3rds of the way through the NaNoWriMo challenge! Par is 33,340 words and after adding 2,041 words this morning, I have reached 44,383 words, more than 11,000 words ahead of NaNo par! I […]

NaNoWriMo Day 19

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 31,667 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 42,342 words Big day today for writing! I passed the 40,000 word mark, but even more than that, I had my single best word-count day yet, totaling 3,126 words on the day. Still sick, I slept in again, so my writing […]

NaNoWriMo Day 18

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 30,000 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 39,216 words Once again, wasn’t up at 5 am, thanks to this awful cold I’ve got. But I did go into work today and my plan was to write for an hour at lunch, and an hour after putting Zach to […]

NaNoWriMo Day 17

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 28,339 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 36,748 words Despite being sick today (ran a slight fever last night and this morning) I managed to get 2,037 words done today, and I was pretty happy with the overall direction I’d taken. Today I began to shift where things […]

NaNoWriMo Day 16

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 26,667 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 34,711 words Not an auspicious start to the second half of NaNo for me. I didn’t get up at 5 am, as I’d planned and instead slept until 7 am. While I didn’t know it, I was sick, but I’m trying […]

NaNoWriMo Day 15 (first half complete!)

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 25,000 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 33,612 words This was another tough morning of writing. It started out slowly and I struggled through the scenes, but I knew where they were going better than yesterday and ultimately I think it will turn out good. So despite struggling, […]

NaNoWriMo Day 14

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/day NaNoWriMo total: 23,338 words Personal par: 2,000 words/day Personal total: 31,518 words Today started out to be one of those days when it seemed like the words wouldn’t come. I knew what scene I wanted to start with, but I couldn’t get more than 150 words before I stalled. Rather than […]

NaNoWriMo Day 13

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/dayNaNoWriMo total: 21,667 wordsPersonal par: 2,000 words/dayPersonal total: 29,472 words It was a rough night last night (Zach was grumpy) and so for the first time since NaNo started, I didn’t get up at 5 am to write this morning.  I felt too tired.  Of course, later I regretted it.  I like […]

NaNoWriMo Day 12

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/dayNaNoWriMo total: 20,000 wordsPersonal par: 2,788 words/dayPersonal total: 27,025 words A couple of milestones this morning: This morning was my most productive yet.  I managed to write 2,788 words in just under 2 hours, and I think if I’d started right at 5 am and stopped at 7 am (as opposed to […]

NaNoWriMo Day 11

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/dayNaNoWriMo total: 18,337 wordsPersonal par: 2,015 words/dayPersonal total: 24,269 words It’s official: Far Away Places is the longest single piece of fiction I have ever written.  That happened sometime early this morning when I passed through the 23,000 word mark.  I finished the morning with 2,015 words for the day, 24,269 total after […]

NaNoWriMo Day 10

NaNoWriMo par: 1,667 words/dayNaNoWriMo total: 16,667 wordsPersonal par: 2,000 words/dayPersonal total: 22,250 words One third of the way through the NaNoWriMo challenge.  Par is 16,667 words out of 50,000, but after another good session this morning, I stand at 22,250 words.  I added 2,302 words this morning, covering about 2-1/3 scenes of the story.  Late yesterday, I […]