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Around the middle of the month, I started to seriously lose track of word count. At this point, I have only the flicker of an estimate. Confident that it is no where near 50K, so I don't intend to load up word count on the official site to win.

I plan to keep writing on NCL through the end of the year. There is more of a concept of a novel here than a novel, and that is in line with my original intention for what would come out of this month. Nevertheless, I can see that this isn't a NaNo win in the traditional sense, again this year. Which means I need to keep working at it: writing a novel, beginning-middle-end.

Now back to my regularly scheduled morning.
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I'm not sure it will burn.

Accidental fires do the most damage. Candles left burning? But I think what's happening is that my MC does it for revenge.


Nov. 8th, 2010 11:07 pm
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Over 2K written tonight. It helped a lot to know that I wasn't the only person who had a bad weekend on the writing front. I guess because I can't feel like a loser when people I hold in high esteem have the same setbacks.

12458 / 50000 (24.92%)
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10381 / 50000 (20.76%)

There is about another 200 words in the notebook that I have not counted. I typed up what I did have written by hand so that I could get a more accurate word count. I'm behind, because I turned out to have far less time this weekend than weekends are supposed to have for this kind of thing. I had hoped that Sunday, today, would have been a good for bumping up the numbers. Not so. Tomorrow is going to be another day eaten by other things, so I'll make the most of the time that I will have. During the rest of the week, I can catch up if I push some.

What an irritating weekend. I wish I could just let it go and not be irritated, but I still am.

1K today

Nov. 4th, 2010 08:34 pm
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Word count to date: about 6030

D was up before 5 with insomnia. When the cat woke me up, I felt pretty well rested, so I gave the man a hug and suggested breakfast. The only local thing open early -- at 6AM -- was Top Pot, so we had donuts. Then we came home and had a proper breakfast.

The proper breakfast meant I ended up late for work in spite of being up before dawn. I also forgot to post the MT prompt. And now I really am too tired to write any more on NCL, which means that my word count was only about 1K for today (two & 1/2 pages hand written and 480 in write-in).

But TC: I'm working on the big, emotionally explosive ending. I finally decided yes kiss. It makes sense in the scene as it is forming. Now Y is venting some of that pent up anger and confronting how he has always believed himself to be nothing more than a reflection of his creator. I need to defend Clow a little. Y doesn't know why he did what he did, but in my version of things, he had a very good reason why he didn't explain himself.

No. Too tired. Will write in AM before work.
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The (NaNoWriMo) novel that is explicitly *not* Turning the Key has grown a title of its own: New City Limits. It's a plotless (because the overloaded plot of Key is what I get snagged on) urban fantasy set in Seattle, pre Pearl Harbor (for Meyer) and contemporary (for Genny).

My word count is good. I'm on track. Today was my first day of writing without computer access. I did six pages by hand. I think my by-hand is about 400 words per page (wpp), but even if it is only 300 wpp I am still on target.

Yesterday I even wrote a little on the fanfic (TC)! I was too agitated to do anything else. My mom died from cancer two years ago on November 1st. Spending the day writing, NCL, TC, and in my paper journal, was about all I could do because I was so restless. I was actually relieved that D got called in to work. It's Jumbo Shrimp, but I both wanted company and was completely unable to face *people*.

So I hung out with imaginary people. It was good.

EDIT: A hand written page turned out to be about 220 words when I typed it out, so I wrote another 500 and called it good.

5050 / 50000
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3136 / 50000 (6.27%)


Oct. 26th, 2010 09:46 pm
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I think I have decided to do NaNoWriMo. It will have to be all by hand. I simply can't commit the needed writing time out of the time I do have in front of my own computer. Anyway, after work I am sick of sitting at another computer screen. I can do the bulk of daily writing at the coffee shop that just opened near my work, sticking around in the area until the commute lightens up.

50,000 words that will cost about $100 (Assuming $ plus tip for each business day in November). YIKES. I would lose as much as a half hour per day of writing time if I walked over to the library and wrote there, plus, some days they close at 6.

In other news, I'm going to delete the museteasers mirror community because I can't keep up with keeping it up to date. There are plenty of daily prompt comms here already, anyway.


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