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Mini-update on NaNoWriMo

Sunday, November 11, 2012

(( For those who haven't seen or don't know, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month - a challenge to writers to put aside their excuses and just write, trying to get at least 50,000 words down in November. Check for more information. ))

I have been writing, though not quite as much or as often as I could wish. Three nights of this past week I was drained and went to bed early. But, in spite of that, I'm actually happy with where I'm at right now, both in terms of plot and character, as well as words. My plot is lovely in the sense that I can write certain things completely out of sequence without causing havoc and have multiple directions the situation can lead the character. So no writer's block issues yet.

I am at 14,015 out of 50,000 (18333 would be right on par for doing the same number of words every day, so I don't feel horribly behind). I still plan to do some more writing while at the laundromat tonight, so maybe another 1000 or so.

On that note, I was amused to do a count of the words in my previous blog - around 1300. Between blogs here, forum posts related to WOW and here, and Help topic writing I do at work, I pour out a LOT of words that aren't going into this story and count.

Even if I don't make it to 50,000 words, I can already say this - I've written more to a single cohesive story at this point than ever in the past. I have multiple chapters. I won't stop writing on 30 November. This is such a breakthrough it is something I want to finish, no matter what.

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FAITH__IN__ME 11/12/2012 2:35PM

    What is your story about?
That is awesome. I am writing a novel too... I am not sure where I'm at with it or where it will go, but I love to write so I thought, I should give it a shot. :)

Keep it up. Writing is such a wonderful thing. :)


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ONEKIDSMOM 11/12/2012 1:54PM

    Good for you! Write on! I have a friend, by the way, who two years ago ended up actually PUBLISHING her NaNoWriMo story... I was in line right away! We're all super proud of our local author!

And thanks for the comment about sharing rooms... I had to laugh at the masking tape line down the room... my sis was like that, too... and even moved into a curtained off space in the basement so she could have control.

That said, as "older" ladies, we get along just great... but I still shovel it out when I know she's coming... knee jerk reactions are hard to shake!

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DIET_FRIEND 11/12/2012 11:02AM

    Pleased for you! It's nice to have a connection to someone who takes writing seriously.

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GOLDENRODGIRL 11/12/2012 10:26AM

    Good for you!

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RICHILA 11/12/2012 9:53AM

    I haven't done any serious writing yet, but I plan to write this week and have next week off. So happy for your writing breakthrough!
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SHERIO5 11/12/2012 8:37AM

    Go for it!

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KSCHRAUT 11/12/2012 7:52AM

    This is great . I've always loved writing but over the last couple of years I've been slacking. I finished one novel in high school and started another in college but slowly gave up on it as classes and work took over. I may decide to join this challenge next year, or simply make my own writing challenge to get back into it. Thanks for keeping us updated on your progress, it's really inspiring :)

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SBNORMAL 11/12/2012 6:34AM

  Great progess on a worthy project!

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CIPHER1971 11/12/2012 2:17AM

    Well done

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IMISSOATIE 11/12/2012 1:30AM

    Good for you! emoticon

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EVWINGS 11/11/2012 11:06PM

    You're a winner already just getting it done!! I love this challenge every year, don't you?

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NEWLEAF16 11/11/2012 11:01PM

    Great job! emoticon I have wanted to do NaNoWriMo for a long time! This year my commitments I made related to my weight loss journey took priority, but I am hoping that next November when this lifestyle change is more second nature I will be able to take the time and do it. Would love to find out what your story is about! Best of luck - - and have fun!!

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SENIMMO 11/11/2012 11:00PM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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