NaNoWriMo day 15

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50,603 words last night, for the win! Unlike last year when I won on November 12 and continued at the same pace until the 30th which got me to well over 100,000 words, this year I’m going to stop now and do rewrites so I can start sending this month’s work out as soon as possible.

NaNoWriMo Days 13-14

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Current word count 46,492 and counting. The night is still young.

Tomorrow I win NaNoWriMo, if I can’t manage it before midnight tonight. I’m babysitting for a friend for much of tomorrow so I won’t get as much of a word count in, so hopefully I won’t have to. Not that I’d stop writing, but I am looking forward to taking what I’ve written and polishing them into stories I can submit.

After that, I will get back to the screenplays, and maybe sooner than later. That’s something I’ll have to play by ear, depending on who needs what when.

NaNoWriMo Days 8-12

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Current word count: 40,990

The long weekend involved intensive writing sprints followed by intensive socializing, to the point where yesterday I skipped writing altogether. There was a birthday party with a James Bond theme in Lethbridge, and a girls getaway in Banff. Now I’m paying for it a bit, so I’m back to sitting and writing for hours on end. At this pace, I should hit 50,000 within the next couple of days. Tired, but on track.

Tonight, I have two events that are related to writing. I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll go, or whether I’ll stay home and write some more. It’s a tough call. I’ll play it by ear.

NaNoWriMo Day 7

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Current word count: 25,515. Considering I wrote around this much in three days during the 3-Day novel, I kinda think I should be further along. Sure it’s a little more than half the goal, but I’d also like to do some rewrites, and I have more time on my hands right now than a lot of the other NaNo participants. Hopefully my daily word count will get back up to where it was a few days ago.

NaNoWriMo Day 5 and 6

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21856. Distractions plus research equals smaller word count. Being productive is like trying to stay on the wagon. One day at a time. In this case two days, but only because I didn’t bother to post after Day 5. But I have my work mug and my work sweater and my work music and I’m going to kick word count butt.

NaNoWriMo Day 4

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Word count: 17911

I wrote 7777 words today. Huh. Many of those were at home but some of them were at a Denny’s up in the northeast, where a bunch of us got together for word wars and company. I won some candy and a baggy with Halloween stickers and a plastic centipede. Every incentive counts.

NaNoWriMo Day 3

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Word count: 10134

Last night/this morning’s writing sprint worked out nicely. It was trickier trying to get back into it after I woke up from my necessary nap, but I think things are on the right track. It’s still over twice what is considered at par for the third day of the challenge. Tomorrow, being a regular work day, means I can kick some word count ass with no interruptions.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

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Word count: 5865

To be fair, I’m not done writing for the evening, this is just where I’m at this close to midnight. The spouse is taking part in an Extra Life fundraiser for a children’s hospital Since he’s staying up all night, so will I.

NaNoWriMo Day 1

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Word count: 3531

I’ll admit that while it’s over twice the recommended daily NaNo word count, it’s a bit flimsy for me. We wrote from midnight to 2am, and I felt wrecked all the rest of today. Go figure. Apparently I no longer have the physical fortitude of a student…

halloween, and countdown to nanowrimo

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I’m currently dressed in my old Blockbuster uniform, slashed up, and wearing ghostly makeup. Blockbuster Canada is dead, so I’m going as its ghost for Halloween. Like last year, I’m spending the end of the night at Calgary’s local NaNoWriMo midnight kickoff. Imagine a whole bunch of people at a truck stop diner, in costumes, with laptops, furiously typing, intermittently passing around dollar store prizes, then typing some more until 2am. Wish me luck on my word count!