Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Oh No NaNo

I didn't get done. Winter still lacked 3,000 words at the end of October, though after today it's down to 2,500, so it shouldn't take too much longer.

I've discovered that my average writing day gives me about 500 words. So I'm more suited to NaNoWriSe - National Novel Writing Season. My best writing month was about 18,750 words (75 250-word pages) or 625 words a day. I want to get past that. I was hoping to do NaNo to push myself into that, but Winter has priority. It's a Christmas story, so I need to submit it now. I also have reviews and a round-up to finish. Churning out 2,000 words a day (not counting Sundays and Thanksgiving) on top of that - I don't think so. Besides, I'm thinking this young adult novel will be more in the 40,000-word range. And a suspense subplot is eluding me.

So I'm sort of doing NaNo. I'm not signed up, and this week should be rather sparse, but if the book takes off I'll throw myself into it. I have a word count spreadsheet set up. And early December seems rather empty beyond Christmas preparation, so I could finish the book then if need be.

221 words seems quite pitiful for today. But I'm trying a new method. Since I'm on this computer so much, I'm going to try writing out here, amid all the family distractions. My computer in my room says its battery's low, but I doubt I'll be able to get one soon (or ever - it's an old one). Plus, out here I get to enjoy my new yahoo station. I just found it yesterday and I'm rating songs and artists like crazy.

Found this on Brenda Coulter's blog:

My blog is worth $4,516.32.
How much is your blog worth?

Mine's worth a lot less than hers, but then I don't post nearly every day like she does.


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