Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sigh... NaNoWriMo NoMo

Sigh, I've totally slacked off this week on writing.  I did have several long and lovely meals with friends, and then of course, there's work.  In retail, even living in corporate, we have to work the Friday after Thanksgiving which totally took the wind out of my sails for doing anything that day.   So after work I had a fine dinner with friends at local wine bar.  And yesterday was the day to take the car to the shop and do my cyber Christmas shopping. 

So yes, I've been totally lazy.  I wish.

I do plan to write today, but it may be going back and filling in the layers, which defeats the purpose of doing NaNoWriMo.  If you've read any of my other posts, you know I'm not a disciplined writer.  I do not write linearly.  And I don't necessarily know how the story will end.  But I have an idea where it's going, and the characters are taking on a life of their own.  So I'm happy with my work.  Even if I can't write a novel in a month. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NaNoWriMo Continues...

Have you noticed a trend?  I write (getting it on the page) on the weekends.

In class this week, I asked the instructor what constitutes writing.  Is it literally putting words on the page or is it the whole process?  She said, maybe because I was giving her a mean look, that it was the whole process, to which I breathed a sigh of relief that I am not as sucky as I originally thought.  My process is to build the whole scene in my head -- during the week -- and barf stuff out onto paper on the weekend.  It works for me.

Will I make the 50K words this time?  Probably not, but I still got more than I had at the beginning of the month.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

NaNoWriMo Status

01 Nov 12 - zero words written
02 Nov 12 - zero words written
03 Nov 12 - 4241 words written

And the Stats page says...

Your Average Per Day: 1,060
Words Written Today: 0
Target Word Count: 50,000
Target Average Words Per Day: 1,667
Total Words Written: 4,241
Words Remaining: 45,759
Current Day: 4
Days Remaining: 27
At This Rate You Will Finish On December 17, 2012
Words Per Day To Finish On Time: 1,695
We'll see what happens.  
Stay tuned....

Friday, November 2, 2012


If you don't hear from me for awhile, it's because I signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  The gist is that I just write, for two+ hours a day, not worrying about grammar, wording, etc... to get a first draft of a novel written in one month, even if it is really shitty.  The premise is that I then spend the next eleven months fleshing it out and cleaning it up.

The problem is that what I enjoy about writing is the crafting of a well worded sentence.  So this may go badly wrong, or it may give me the outline of my next novel.

We'll see how it goes...

For anyone interested, the website is  Come join me and my friend, Dustin as we pursue writing the Great American Novel.