Friday, November 30, 2012

Ah The Sweet Sweet End....

So Nano hasn't completely come to a close in my time zone. It's only 9:30 here but, the end is looming. I've finished the 50,000 finish line a couple days ago, and would like to take the chance to congratulate everyone who has done the same.


My final word count was something like 50,877. Sharing is caring! What are you up to? Did you finish, or go down fighting? 

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving, and continues to enjoy the holidays. I'm throwing myself into finishing my draft and running through it so I have a chance to share it with critique partners after the first of the year. 

Anyone interested in reading about a phantom train, let me know. The faster you read the better (I tend to sit around and chew on my fingernails while I wait for feedback.) 

Anyhoo! Happy Holidays everyone, be happy, safe and loving.


Monday, November 5, 2012

NaNo Update, Day 5

Admittedly I'm a little bit of an overachiever. I started doing Nano in 2012 and I hit 50,000 words in 12 days, and when that wasn't challenging enough I went for 100,000. The end result was terrible. TERRIBLE. Last year I was moving 2 states over at the first of November but I still tried to keep it together. I gave up halfway through the month with 22,000.

So this year I decided a happy medium would be best. As long as I had the bottom of the barrel 1,667 everyday I'd call it good. Who was I kidding. My average right now is closer to 3,000 a day, but I think that has something to do with frantically typing when my 3 month old happens to fall asleep in her bouncer or while my 4 year old is eating lunch so I know he's not getting into anything while I'm distracted.

I'm calling the extra my "room to get preoccupied." You know, for when life happens. It's also a little of my story sucking me in, and resurfacing to find its 1am.

November 5th- 14,988 words.

Where are you?