Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 30


and i'm alright with that. i'm only about 7,000 words away from the goal but with no time nor motivation to finish. i did not run out of story, there's still plenty there to write and to figure out. i'm excited to finish it and i'm sure i will... finish writing it that is... finish it finish it? well, i haven't done that to a single story yet, so we'll just have to see.

tomorrow maybe i'll remember to come back and work out all the stats of things and stuffs like i did last year, but right now i gotta do some work.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 28

I think i'm looking at a failure this year.

I was supposed to write both today and yesterday just a little bit in order to finish, but i didn't. So now I have two days left and 7,375 words to write and only two days at work to write them.

And there's a good chance that i'm gonna call in sick tomorrow to work because i've got a cold and i'm pretty sure my scary red, puffy, runny, gross-ass face is what made the baby start crying just a little bit ago.

i'm crazy disappointed, but i'm also sorta whatever. i did just have a freaking baby and i'm not sure how i managed doing as many words as i did

then again. there are two more days left. anything could happen, really.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 21

I did a small bit of writing with a free cuz i filled up my coffee card white chocolate mocha with mint at the coffee shop. only 1300 words and i'm still way behind. can i rally and come out a winner for the fourth year in a row? maybe.

or maybe not, cuz now the baby gator is crying and i can't even finish this blog post the way i wanted to. gotta go feed the little sweetheart.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 16

I have fallen tragically behind. so much so that today when i entered my word count (2416) i didn't even manage to reach the line which i have never actually fallen below, only just met up with on my weekends off.

well, i took a sick day yesterday and stayed home with the baby and the second job and that video game i got for my birthday that i never get to play so i didn't write anything. i'm now an extra 2200 words behind and that means i have to make it up every day from here on out.

can i do it? sure, cuz i haven't yet run out of story. there's still a ton of good stuff waiting to happen.

also, i decided i might kill gracie today. which is sad. but i don't want to have him decide between gracie and sydney, and i might just kill the new one off so he goes back to the old one. cuz syd's just so sad!!

but who knows. we still have some time left to find things out.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 10

Oh, its only the second week and it's getting harder. maybe it just seems to be national talk on the phone if you're deaf week and i've been really busy at work so it takes longer to write my 2200 words and i go bat shit crazy trying to hold onto a sentence through 20 some minutes of craptacular babbling.

But actually, on tuesday i wrote the most in one day that i had so far. 2449 words. then yesterday i was so freaking exhausted because of baby related things and i didn't even write anything when i was at work. i had to do it at the laundromat and then i only managed to do 1830 words. which is still more than the nano suggested daily word count, but still not enough for me.

and then today i beat tuesdays record with 2489. yeah, it's only 40 extra words but hey, a record's a record, right?

the story is getting good too. vincent is getting head aches and nose bleeds and tomorrow will be confronted by a disheveled and worried Charleston who demands that he finishes the books or gives them back...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day 4

What the heck is going on here? Not only have I been writing crazy fast (surpassing my 2272 personal daily word goal the first three days) but i've also had time to browse through the Nano forums which i've always wanted to be part of, but never have. And this is all happening while i have two jobs plus small baby child to deal with.

Its like the days got longer or something.

anyway. the things i'm finding in the forums! There's this: my profile page for Smashwords where i can get PAID for things i write and post if people buy them. And do i really want to be paid? no, i just want people to read my shit. Maybe it's because of Little Women... Jo's success that's got me all fired up to get things done and out there. cuz they need to be. the first thing i really wanna publish is A Study of Shade and Shadow. i just love that one so much.

Also, there's this which makes me weepy with delight: Software that you can use to sort and resort and fix long documents. Something i've been wishing existed because the prequel and the monstrocity are basicly a disaster. i would love to just put all the pages i have printed and scribbled and reordered onto a very large bonfire and laugh. Laugy a crazy lady laugh as i watch it all burn.

(Thank you Blogger for autosaving my posts! i almost lost this one!)

The story is running along nicely, i think. a character i didn't know existed when the book started showed up at a party i didn't intend for her to be in. I'm wondering if there's more to her than i originally thought. it would explain her restless and intrusive spirit. she really tripped me up today, which is why i wrote less than i intended. i'll get over it though. because i'm almost to the important discussion between Vincent and Charleston that i've been plotting for weeks. this is where the story starts to take shape. everything up until now has been setting the scene. i'm ready to move forward!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nanowrimo 2011: Day One

Wee Nanowrimo!!

i think i like my new job schedule for nanowrimo reasons. I no longer have to enter my day's numbers on the following day's stats because i get home before midnight. plus it's a slow call volume in the beginning of my shift so i was able to slam out 2224 words before my lunch.

I have to count the words by hand this year because i have no time to type it up when i get home and when i did that and saw that i was about 30 words short of my daily goal (2272. the site's suggested goal is 1667, but since i only will be writing 22 days out of the month i have a goal of my own) i wrote one last page and ended up with 2424 in the end.

And then i spent the last two hours of my shift reading Little Women. i never used to read when i worked the late shift. there just wasn't time.

if it's gonna be this easy this year i'll be so excited.