First milestone reached

November 15, 2010 at 9:39 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

I’ve surpassed 10k words! Yay! In fact I’m at 11,366 right now. Naturally I should be much further than that, but I don’t care. I’ve gotten more word count than last year and I still have 2 weeks to go. This has me very excited. I’m still not 100% sure that I’ll hit that magical 50k but I already foresee getting much further with this story than my last one.

Unfortunately I’ve reached the point in my story where I feel like I’m writing crap and it was a horrible idea to write about. lol Thankfully I know enough authors to know that everyone goes through that phase. So even though I still feel like it’s stupid I’m working through it.

One more exciting thing….. Since I have already beat last year’s word count I went ahead about bought myself the NaNoWriMo participant t-shirt. I can’t wait to get it. 🙂

Legend of the Wooden Warriors word count: 11366

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I was meant to be a writer

November 10, 2010 at 11:12 am (Uncategorized)

Ok I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this picture, but since one of the authors I follow posted a similar picture, I just have to reciprocate today. 🙂

 

Found this while looking through the big box-o-pictures with my Mama. She said I was always writing. I was about 22 months in this picture.

This just proves it. I have to write because it was meant to be.

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I love Word Wars!

November 10, 2010 at 8:40 am (Uncategorized)

I spent most of yesterday word warring with my friend Tami. Let me tell ya, it was great for my word count. Yesterday alone I wrote 3304. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t think I’ve ever written that much in a single day before. A few more good days like that and I’ll be caught up in no time. 🙂

For those of you unfamiliar with word wars, here’s how it works. Two (or more) people set a designated time for writing, say from :15 to :30. For those 15 minutes you just write, don’t stop to edit, don’t let yourself get distracted, just write. At the end of the 15 minutes (or however long you designate), everyone compares word count to see who did the best. I don’t know if it’s the time limit or just the competition, but I get my best word count in by word warring. Tami nearly always beats me, but that’s ok. 🙂 I’m just always excited by how much I get written in such a short time.

Today I’m awake far earlier than I’d have chosen on my own (got a sick pup at home who needs supervision) so I’m going to try to get some good word count in this morning. I might try Write or Die (writeordie.com). It’s another tool for keeping an easily distracted writer focused. I’ve heard great things about it.

Legend of the Wooden Warriors word count: 5487

 

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NaNoWriMo so far…

November 9, 2010 at 11:13 am (Uncategorized)

I really, really did not want to have 3 WIP’s going at once, but it’s happened anyway. I truly believe in starting fresh for NaNoWriMo, so even though I did not get last year’s NaNo novel done before November, I started a new one anyway.  I even have a tentative title for my story this year. The working title is Legend of the Wooden Warriors. I’m not sure how catchy that is, but it’s something.

This is my second year participating. Even though I’m not doing all that fabulous at it, I’m still really excited to be writing again. I even took two weeks off from work. You’d think that would make the words flow, but alas I’ve had one distraction after another. And yes, I freely admit that that’s an excuse and I need better discipline. I’m working on it, I swear. 🙂 I’ll try to pop in every now and then to let whomever may be reading this know how I’m doing.

Legend of the Wooden Warriors wordcount: 2183

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