This, this is just great! Having so little time to write tomorrow has really motivated me to work extra hard to make I sure I don’t have too much to catch up in the days following it. And it has paid off! Having written 2152 words today, I managed to get a buffer of no less than 1164 words up! That means if I get a single one-hour session in before work tomorrow I can actually remain on track. Even if, somehow, I don’t get any writing done, it would only take me one day to catch up again! After all, I’ve learned that writing 2000 words in a single day is certainly not outside the realm of my abilities, so I’m feeling fairly confident about things. *semi-superstitious knock on wood* ^_^
Well, five days left in the month now. Five days to reach that magical number of fifty times a thousand. Are you excited yet? I’m excited! It won’t be long now before we know whether or not my first ever novel (or at least the first actual full draft) will finally be completed! Will I make it to the finish line?! Keep tuning in to find out, folks! ^_~
For now, good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^
It appears to be a bit slow going today, but the more I think about, that’s probably just me. I had hoped to be around the 2000 words by now, but near 1800 definitely isn’t bad! Plus, the day’s not even done yet! Still time to reach that goal! I guess I’m just a bit spoiled with how great the weekend went and I start expecting these rapid and major progress boosts all the time! And then there of course are the appointment I had today taking a bit longer than expected, thereby postponing my writing start, as well as still a bit of nervousness about getting a word buffer up before Thursday. All that considered I do think today’s gone and going just fine. In additional news, I managed to get my appointment next Monday moved to a later date, giving me quite a bit more time and opportunity to successfully conclude that last day of NaNoWriMo! I’ll be knocking on wood in advance, but I have a good feeling about this! Just a little bit more now!
Good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^
Nailed it! A Monday and I’m still on schedule! Even a hundred or so words ahead! Thank you so much weekend word buffer! Tuesday? Wednesday? Are you seeing this? I know it’s a big responsibility, but I need you have a good look at how Saturday and Sunday did things! Let’s get that buffer up before Thursday’s here, okay? I know you can do it! ^_^
So, yeah, I’m pretty satisfied with today. It’s been another rather tiring Monday, but I can look back on it with a good feeling. There’s just one real week left now, so this is going to be the moment of truth! Will I fall by the wayside or will I finally prove to the world and of course myself that I can do this? Obviously I prefer the second option and will do whatever I can to make it so, because I absolutely believe I can do this! I know, it sounds a bit like a repeat of yesterday, but hey, it’s important to keep myself pumped, especially now!
Alright, I feel the sleep is ready to kick in, so I’m not going to have it wait much longer. I once again wish you all good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^
Now this is what I’m talking about! Homework done, responsibilities done and getting another 2000+ words out today! Yes, I had to work until pretty late into the evening, but I think it was definitely worth it! Right now I’m over 1000 words ahead of schedule! That means tomorrow may just be a Monday on which I’ll actually remain on track! I could certainly use it, with upcoming Thursday containing both a work day followed and an early Christmas dinner for work right after. I’m not sure how long I’ll be away, but I think the likelihood of not getting any writing done that day is pretty high. It’s a bit of a scary thought, with the end so close in sight, but I’m positive I can either get a good word buffer up in time or I’ll just go and rapidly catch up like I did after my sick day. I’ve gotten through three weeks of really intense writing just fine and I’m sure I’m going to make it through this last one as well! Wish me luck, nonetheless, though! ^_~
Good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^
Today I only wrote a single scene. It was a scene which, when I started, I thought would be difficult to have take off. Certainly it wouldn’t take up a lot of space. You see, today’s starting scene was a meeting scene (not as in ‘a first encounter between people’, but ‘people sitting in a room and having a meeting’) and from experience I know that I have trouble with those, even with a mostly planned out plot line and crystal clear story direction, neither of which I had here. At the end of the day I was thankfully proven dead wrong when the scene turned out to be over 2100 words long, making it the longest single scene I have written in the story thus far! Despite it being a bit drawn out I think it didn’t turn out too bad, too. For a moment I thought I’d actually done even better, but unfortunately I soon realised I had also a previous (relatively short) scene selected. Still, this has definitely surpassed my expectations.
I’d certainly hoped for a weekend word count of around 2000 words, but I was a bit doubtful of it as I started writing fairly late into the day. Eventually, I managed to do it in a mere three one-hour sessions! So, yay me! ^_^ In addition I managed to get quite a bit of things done on the side and I even had some nice family time. Looking back, that’s a might fine day if I do say so myself! Also, hello, sudden stereotypical western accent! Where did you come from?
Ya’ll have some good writing and a good night now and I’ll be seeing you next time! ^_^
It’s always nice when things go well and being able to write the amount I need to write while also finally having time to do some things I haven’t managed to do the days before is definitely something I would consider in the ‘well’ category! I could have probably written more if I had spent all the time I had on writing, but hey, I do have other responsibilities that desperately needed some attention, so I don’t feel too bad about it. I’m still ahead, anyway!
As for the story itself: I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fit in the the plot I have in mind before the end of November, the way things are going. It’s not so much a matter of reaching the 50,000 words, but more that the story just isn’t going at as fast a pace as I thought it would. Still, a lot can happen in about 20,000 words and I’m definitely allowed to cross the 50,000, if I’m capable of doing so. So, who knows: I might surprise myself! And if the story isn’t finished even if I reach the goal, a ‘Volume 2’ is always an option! ^_^
As of today we’re two-thirds through this year’s NaNoWriMo. Only ten days left! It’s just insane how fast this is all going! Looking back at how things have gone, the last twenty days, I have the feeling that I am definitely able to see this through to the end, barring any sudden sicknesses or other unexpected obstacles that would like nothing more than to see my writing derailed (Oh hi, story idea! … On the shelf with you for now! ^_^) of course! It’s a pretty exciting prospect!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some things to attend to. Good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^
Wow, did not expect this when I started my latest writing session today! After coming home from work and eating dinner I started writing later than I had planned. The writing itself went fairly smoothly and I did expect to at least reach the daily average, but when I was done I was pleasantly surprised I had actually wrote enough to reach the total word count for the day and even a slight bit past it! I really thought that sick day would have haunted me for a bit longer, but I’m very relieved with this development. And with tomorrow completely free for a change I can actually write more and finally get some of my other responsibilities actually done well! It’ll be great! I have been feeling pretty awful about not neglecting them. Hopefully this moment will herald a change in all that! Now if that bloody storm can go and lie down, we can all have a good time!
Ah, that was pretty satisfying! Let’s hope it’ll stay that way! Good writing, goodnight and until next time! ^_^