NaNoWriMo Day 22 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

I wrote very little today, after being on a roll yesterday. Ups and downs. I’ve got a long weekend, so that’ll be nice 🙂

NaNoWriMo, and November, and 2017 are all almost over. Oi.

 

Bei mir bist du schon, please let me explain
Bei mir bist du schon means you’re grand
Bei mir bist du schon, again I’ll explain
It means you’re the fairest in the land

NaNoWriMo Day 21 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

The right music, the right mood, the right fuel, the right plotline… and I can write for an hour, as if it was a minute. That was tonight. This… this is why I write. Stories and people and scenes just come out, unfolding of their own accord. The story just translates itself from thoughts somewhere in the depths of my brain to words on paper (virtual). I don’t even have to try, it just pours out. This was tonight. Such a good night.

I wrote 2k words, which puts me only <6k behind. Still chugging along.

 

You’ve been waiting for so long
I’m hear to answer your call
I know that I shouldn’t have had you waiting at all

NaNoWriMo Day 20 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

Blogging after midnight again…

I wrote very few words today. So I’m now almost 8k behind. As I’ve been saying every time, I’m still not worried. I haven’t run out of story. I still love my story. I have a good outline with plenty of room. I’m actually ahead of where I should be, wordcount & outline wise. So I’m good. Just need some extra time to get writing. Maybe… a four day weekend would help? Hmm I wonder where I could find one of those.

Seriously having NaNoWriMo in November is the best decision they could ever make.

NaNoWriMo Day 19 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

Oops, I totally missed a blog post yesterday. Saturday ended up being a very social day, and not as writing-heavy as I had wanted. But it was fine. Still wrote 2500 words, which is decent. Just not enough to get me back on track.

Today I did some 30 minute/1000 word sprints. It worked out pretty well. I’m only 4k behind where I need to be. So, still on track, but still behind. Wrote 4k total today. More would’ve been good. But I keep on truckin.

There are some chapters that just flow right out, that I love to write. And there are other chapters that are agony. I wonder if the easy ones are the ones that other people will like, and the hard ones will be the bad ones to read? It’s interesting.

 

You don’t need to bother, I don’t need to be
I’ll keep slipping farther
But once I hold on, I won’t let go til it bleeds

NaNoWriMo Day 17 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

It’s so nice to write on a Friday. Day 17, and I have 20k. I’m behind by about 8k, but I’m still very optimistic. Why?

On day 28 last year, I was at 23k. And I still won.

On day 23 in 2014, I was at 20k. And I still won.

So I’m actually ahead of where I was in ’14 and ’16. Which is good, those years were a bit rough. I’ve got a lot to do this weekend to catch up, but I’m optimistic. I still have a great outline, and am happy with the scenes I’m writing. Just gotta keep on keepin on.

 

And it only takes a moment
To step outside and let the rain
Kiss your pain away
And surrender it to the sun

 

NaNoWriMo Day 16 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

I didn’t write much more tonight. I’m hovering at almost 18k. On the one hand, I wanted to keep going, and get to 18k. To at least show some progress. On the other hand, I’m in the middle of a scene. And I think it’ll be really easy to pick up and run with the narrative tomorrow night. Right now it’s almost 11:30pm and I should go to bed. Tomorrow it’ll be early evening on a Friday, and I can write like the dickens.

…One Google tangent later: “Dickens is a euphemism, specifically a minced-oath, for the word devil, possibly via devilkins”. Huh. I had no idea.

Anyway. I’m pinning my hopes of catching up on the weekend. I have been way farther behind in the past. So I’m still not worried. The long Thanksgiving weekend has always been my safety net. But I’d rather not have to cram everything into that weekend, if I can. We will see how it goes.

NaNoWriMo Day 15 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

The Halfway Point!

After blogging every day, I totally forgot yesterday. I didn’t write yesterday, I went to bed early. It happens sometimes.

Today…we’re at the halfway point. So I should be at 25k. And I am at…a bit over 17k. Time marches on, and I’m going a bit slow. But the weekend is coming up. Which is a great time to catch waaay up. By Sunday I’ll need to be over 30k. I wrote almost 7k last weekend. So…yeah. Gotta love NaNoWriMo.

 

“Out among free-range sheep
While the big birds sharpen their claws.
For a time we stuck with the Shepherd
But You wouldn’t play Santa Claus”

NaNoWriMo Day 13 #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo2017

How do you write 50,000 words? One word at a time.

I wrote 1k tonight. Not enough to catch up or even keep up. But I’m somewhat still keeping pace behind the suggested average:

Again, not perfect. And not where I should be. I was actually ahead one day! But alas that was short lived. But…I’m still plodding along. Which is what this month is about. Endurance. And being very tired of writing.