Archive for November 2005


November 30, 2005

11,000 words in three days to make up for lost time – but I did it! I’m on the distinguished list of NaNoWriMo Winners. Thanks for the support from three truly great writers and friends (you know who you are). It’s been a tough month, guys. More later – I need to rest for a bit. Whew!



November 29, 2005

Sorry about that title, but I feel like I’m riding a wild bucking stallion. Yes, that’s right, folks – another 4,500 words today! The weird part is, it isn’t half bad. I’m actually making an argument for a demon to enter our plane of existence, even though their nature is diametrically opposed to a human’s. Of course, I could just be delirious and be typing out “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” over and over. I’ll have to check, in the morning. Well, that leaves me with slightly less than 2,000 words to go. That means I can do a thoughtful job on my ending. Watch, there’ll be a power outage tomorrow and I’ll be forced to commit Seppuku. Maybe not.

Heading For the Finish

November 29, 2005

Didn’t get as much done for NaNoWriMo, today, as I wanted to. But I did manage 4,500 words – which still keeps me in the running. Just 6,500 more to go in two days. Hey, no sweat (he said, sweating).

Winding Down

November 23, 2005

Well, it looks like I might be finished with NaNoWriMo by the end of this weekend (if I don’t eat too much turkey). I’m glad to see that they exceeded their fund raising goal, too. You know, I even might consider doing this again, next year. For those who have never attempted this, I more than recommend it. At least, when I’m done, I can add to my short list of things that I actually finished (big time challenge-wise). Well, the holiday looms ahead. We’ll see you, tomorrow…

Picking Up Speed

November 22, 2005

As we come down to the wire on NanNoWriMo, I find that my excitement level has picked up considerably. I think part of that is due to the way I paced my writing. I stayed away from complex descriptors and focused mostly on the main plot points. That means that, right now, I’m actually coming to the climax of the story. Everything is now shifting into real time (like the TV show “24”). Once the conclusion is reached, I can end my novel, collect my 50,000 word win and then go back to edit, as I please. The bonus is that I think I have an actual viable story worth enhancing. 14,000 more words to go. That’s 3,000 a day with a 3 day cushion. Time to move into high gear.

Up and Running

November 21, 2005

Well, I have 9 days to do 17,000 words. Not too shabby, I can cruise at 3,000 words a day through Wednesday. That will leave me with a light load to finish off by Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday will be a buffer. This has been a remakable experience. To tell you the truth, I feel motivated to try to get everything done as soon as possible. We’ll see.

Winding Down the Week

November 19, 2005

Today was a ridiculous day at work. So much so, that I seriously had a hard time focusing to do my writing. Therefore, I only ended up with about 2700 words done instead of my intended 3,000. The good news is that I’m finally caught up and slightly ahead of the game count wise. It’s time for a little rest and playtime session with the new dog.