One-Month Challenge

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Far. Too. Slow.

Halfway through the month, and I'm only a quarter of the way to my quota. My average is only about 1000 words/day at this point, largely due to plot development issues. It takes me about a half hour to mull over each scene before I begin, and after completing a scene, I often find myself adjusting plot inconsistencies elsewhere.

Bad NaNoWriMer, Bad. Think less: write more.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Today I must write 4,600 words

((50,000/30)*7)- 7,050 = 4,617

One week (almost) down, 3.29 to go...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

ZOMG: NaNoWriMo !

> Publish a 2,000 word entry to [Thu Duong] / Write a short story of 3000 words on a topic and in a style of your own choosing [Lee Konstantinou]

National Novel Writing Month runs from 11/1 to 11/30. Each participant has just thirty days to come up with 50,000 words. Preferably, different words. Or at least not the same word 50,000 times.

So, the heck with short stories: I'm going for quantity, not quality here. 1,667 words per day. Yeah baby. I'm gonna type till it hurts...or until Canal Coffee runs outta joe, whichever comes first.

Day 1, five minutes to midnight: 1700 words. Now I just have to do this 30 more times.

Watch me slog away at, or just watch this number here (when it decides to load):