So NaNoWriMo is almost over (even though it technically is for me already). I’m not sure what to do with myself now, haha. I still have to finish my story, which should only take a few more days. I need a new writing project after I’m finished with it… What do I do now?
I went to the write-in today and made it to 51,383 before I had to leave for dinner with family friends. I was so happy with myself. I wrote 3,364 words in two and a half hours. Everyone at the write-in was awesome. I love writing with them. I hope that we can all keep writing together. I wonder if any of them are going to do Camp NaNoWriMo in the summer. Or maybe Script Frenzy. I suppose I will ask them at the TGIO Party. I brought pumpkin cookies that seemed to go over well tonight at the write in. I’m debating on what kind of cookies I should bake for the TGIO Part-ay…
…written in days. It’s the weirdest feeling. I felt like I was going through withdrawals, haha. I’m just so busy with work… But now I’m back on track. I’ve got 2,448 words left until I hit 50k. I’m so excited. I only wrote a little bit today. I’m thinking about planning the ending a little bit and then finishing it at the write-in on Saturday. Yay! Of course, my story is going to be a bit longer than 50k. I have a second story line that I haven’t been working on (I’ve just been writing the main story). They weave throughout the story and then come together at the end.
…just made me realize that I haven’t written anything in about four days. *facepalm* I’m blaming it on my cold and on work. It also made me realize that I’ve written 4k words so far at today’s write-in. Hooray!
I’m only 5k behind where I really want to be. I was hoping to finish the main goal of 50k before conferences started but that’s only, like, a day and a half away. Tonight, after work, I’m hoping to reach at least 45k. Wish me luck!
No, it’s more like, “One ring to distract me from writing…”
P.S. Anyone else feel bad for poor Golem? He’s like those weird tarsiers from the PI. They can’t help being small and funny looking. They just kind of mind their own business until you bother them. Then they get all possessive and bite-y.
So I went to Forza and didn’t see anyone that I recognized and ended up going to Cafe Noir instead. Got coffee, set up and realized that they close at four (in an hour). So at four, Jake and I will head to The Global Bean. Haha. I used to go bar hopping. Looks like it’s turned into cafe hopping…
I didn’t get to go to the write-in today and was crushed. To tell you the truth, I made it out of the house but by the time I was done with errands, I felt so bad that the only thing I wanted to do was go home and sleep. So I went home. And got some coffee. Then wrote 3,560 words. I should have just got some coffee and gone to the write-in (even if there was only an hour left). *sigh* Anywhoo, I’m planning on going to the one tomorrow because I am feeling better now. Yay!
My goal tomorrow is to hit 40k. Woo! And maybe by then I can come up with a different story playlist. So I can stop dancing in front of my laptop and do some writing instead… *playlist fail*
In other news, the last half of next week will be conference “week” which means…10 hour days and quite possibly no writing done by the end of the day. I suppose that’s one of the reasons why I want to get as much done (before Thursday) as I can. Of course, I can catch up on Thanksgiving weekend but still… Why is it that I start off a paragraph fully intending NOT to talk about NaNo and end up…whatever….lol. THE END. Ha…
I just crested 31k words and I’m looking forward to moving forward with my story as soon as I can think straight. I wrote a bit last night and today as well. I was just happy that I’ve almost reached my own personal daily word goal. I’m hoping to finish today at 32k or more.
I also hope to make the write-in tomorrow and the day after. I don’t want to get anyone sick though, so we will see. How is everyone else doing?
Does anyone else see him dancing to "Moves like Jagger"?
NaNo is doing maintenance on their website so I ended up on tumblr. See…this is what happens after I write 2k. I get all procrastinate-y. After I get my hourly dose of forum posts on NaNo, I go back to writing… But for now = random tumblr gifs…
I’m feeling very under the weather today. I’m sad that I haven’t gotten any writing done but Jake says that I should concentrate on getting better today so that I can have a productive weekend. I really really want to get something done tonight but my head is killing me and I’m afraid that my heart wouldn’t be in it, once I get started. I can’t breath out my nose and I couldn’t tell what dinner tasted like.
I’m also sad that I missed a word sprint with my mentor today. I’m hoping to go to the write in on Saturday. Unfortunately, I have to work on Friday but (luckily!) I have the morning shift so I will be done by 2PM. Yay!
…where the hero is running around chasing all the bad guys and shooting up the place? Yeah, I’m there in my story. How come it’s so hard to write? I mean, this is the fun part, right? Those last 750 words before I reached 25k were a struggle to get out.
Oh, and it seems as though I didn’t do enough research before I began my story. *pout*
Yay! I’m hoping to reach 25k by tomorrow night. That’ll give me tonight, tomorrow afternoon (in between shifts), and tomorrow (after work) to do 5k. That’s a pretty reasonable goal, right? Should I aim for 30k instead?
…that I need to do a bit of brainstorming before I write anymore. Just to settle on a few things before I write more scenes that I probably won’t use. I know that I need to get my words down to add to my word count. But it’d be nice if I could at least use some of those scenes in the finished story come December.
*sigh* It seems as though I was not as productive yesterday as I should have been. I am up to 7012 words as of right….now. Unfortunately, I think that it’s bedtime because I want to be able to function tomorrow. Tomorrow is Thursday (early release day) which means that I won’t get to write as much in between shifts. I’m hoping to get more done tomorrow than I anticipate.
Told Jake’s dad about the acceptance letter for my short story “The Key”. He was super stoked for me and that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Since it is after Halloween, people are starting to ask me what I want for Christmas. I want…writing stuff…flash drives, a different laptop bag (my laptop is 17.5, which sucks because I can never find bags that big at a decent price), pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. I’m not picky. Get me a box of pretty paperclips and a stack of post-its and I will be ecstatic. Seriously, I’m so easy to shop for. Me = geek. Office supplies = happy. Ta da!
…4101 words. I wonder how much coffee I would have to drink tonight to get to 10,000 before midnight. I want my NaNo stats to say that “At this rate you will finish on: November 5th.” Muahahaha. MORE COFFEE!