Friday, November 29, 2013

I did it! And it's not even the end of the month yet!!

I am officially a NaNoWriMo 2013 winner!

For the first time since I've started trying (approximately 7 years now) I actually finished a 50,000 word "novel" in 30 days.  And I actually did it in 29.

Now, I'm not going to start claiming that what I've written is even remotely publishable.  But it's got enough words, and it's somewhat, remotely cohesive, so it could at some point in the future, if I put some effort into it, be an actual logical, readable story.  Maybe.

I'm just happy to have actually finished it.  Yey me!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Halfway point

Still on track halfway through NaNoWriMo.   It's been tough.  Some days are a struggle to hit the full number of words I need.  But I'm still working my way through.  There's not a lot of coherence, and I'll definitely not end up with a completed novel at the end, but that's not really the expectation anyway.  I just want to feel like I can still write, like I can do this.  Even if what I end up with is just a whole bunch of random stuff that might never actually be a novel, I know that I've written some scenes and created some characters, and that's good.  It's been a while since I've managed to do a decent job at that.

And now I go back to saving my words for NaNo.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Because it's so much fun!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Tiny update

Not to jinx it or anything, because we're only 4 days in, but for the first time EVER I am actually on track for NaNoWriMo.  Still.  Usually I've already had a day that's put me totally behind, but if I write as much as I've written these four days I could be done by November 28!  That's impressive for me.  Usually it's telling me I'll be done in March.  Then I get frustrated and I quit.

So yey!

We'll see where I am in another week.

Friday, November 1, 2013

It's that time again...

It's November.  You know what that means?

It's time for me to again say that I'm going to do Nanowrimo.

And for me to get about halfway through (if I'm lucky) and give up, because that's what I always do.


This year I'm already ahead.  By noon today, I already had more words than I needed for the day.  And I kind of feel like I might have another thousand or so in me today.  And it's the weekend, so I'm hoping I can get a ways ahead.  Something is different with my inner censor.  She seems to have gone on vacation, so I'm just typing a whole lot of stuff that kind of applies, and not worrying about how good it is.  That's what Nano's supposed to be about, but I've never been able to do that before.

So this year, might just be the year, when I actually get more than halfway finished!

How's that for a goal?!?