Monday, 24 November 2014

A NaNo update [after day 23]



As of today (being Day 24, but I haven't written anything for Day 24 yet), I have 43,302 words.

I need to write 957 words per day to win, which is basically what I've needed to write for a week or so now - and I've been sticking rather closely to that basic minimum word count.

I've had 2 days during November where I didn't write a single word, and then wrote double the required word count the next day to make up for it (not a big deal when "double" is only 2k of words).

All in all it hasn't been the easiest NaNo year, but nor has it been the hardest. I've had years before where every word was a struggle, at least towards the end.

I've also had years where the words just flew out.

So yeah, this year is somewhere in between.

When I was at around 41k I realised I didn't have enough left in my planned plot to get over 50k, but then I realised there was an entire chunk of story I hadn't even been going to address. So now I have the plan to address that chunk, and that'll take me well beyond 50k.

All in all, I'm "okay" with the story, but I definitely think it's messy - despite me having had a plan this time around. ;)

Anyway, that's me signing off for another day.

P.S. If I don't get to say it closer to the date,
I hope all my American friends have a great Turkeysday.
I think I have a soft spot for Thanksgiving, because my
SQUEAKY novels have turkey characters in them. ;)

26 comments:

  1. Hi Trisha .. well done .. you're almost there and most definitely on schedule. You're busy and little kittens and cats get in the way .. life does too .. Good that you're addressing that extra chunk of the story .. roll on to the end ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary - I'm done. Phew. But not quite done, with the actual story. Won't take me long to knock out that last chapter or so, though.

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  2. That's awesome that you're going to win!!

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  3. Sounds like you're well on your way!! I need some of that writing energy :)

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    1. I hope I managed to transmit some to you! :) Though I didn't feel all that energetic during Nov this year. ha.

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  4. Awesome! Looks like you are right on target. Congrats and best of luck with the home stretch.

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  5. Thanksgiving's my favorite holiday. No presents, just good food and good company.

    Sounds like the month's going well for you!

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    1. Sounds like a great holiday to me! I prefer no presents as well.

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  6. Congrats on the progress.

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  7. I didn't doubt you'd win...not for one minute...
    Congrats!

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  8. Congrats (preemptively) on your win! You haven't gotten there yet, but I'm pretty sure you'll get there.

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    1. Haha, thank you. I did get there, but it was a hard and slow slog.

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  9. Trisha I'm doing the whoot whoot fist pump for you! GET IT GIRL!!

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy - don't doubt your fist pump got me over the line! :D

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  10. Yay for being on schedule! Happy Thanksgiving from me here in America. Go on, have some turkey. :)

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  11. Sounds like me, neither here nor there. I've got 8000 words to go. Good luck for the home stretch!

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    1. Thanks Deniz! Going to check out your blog now to see how you went. :)

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  12. Awesome word count! Write on! Woot! :)

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  13. You did so well. Looking forward to see the end result.

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