Sunday, November 20, 2011

I DID IT!! 50,025 WORDS!!

I DID IT!!! I'm one of the winners of NaNoWriMo 2011!  So happy!!!  Last year, only 19% of people met the challenge.

...okay, nap time.  Then, it's a really long break and then continuing to write (my book is going to be much longer than 50K words), and then editing, editing, editing!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Day 6

:sings: I don't want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day...

Completed:  18,289

Minimum to be on track: 10,716 at end of day

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5!

It's been going great so far, but I'm definitely starting to slow down - thus why I'm writing this blog post.  It's been a whirlwind experience so far!  I've only needed 1,786 words per day to finish when I want to, but I've gone over every day so far.

Day 1
Completed to date: 5,004 words
Minimum needed to be on track: 1,786

Day 2
Completed to date: 8,463
Minimum needed to be on track: 3,572

Day 3
Completed to date: 11,030
Minimum needed to be on track: 5,358

Day 4
Completed to date: 13,269
Minimum needed to be on track: 7,144

Day 5 (so far)
Completed to date: 15,015
Minimum need to be on track: 8,930

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well, it just a few days my first ever NaNoWriMo will begin.  For those of you who don't know, this stands for NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth.  In the month of November, I have to write 50,000 words of a novel.  A bit daunting, huh? 

I have my calendar up with the word count I need per day as well as a bulletin board with my characters.  This is a book I've been researching and thinking about for something like 3 years, so it's ready to be written.  And, I've happened to have several "Ah - ha!" moments, including one involving the end of the book.  Nanowrimo has merchandise for sale, and one is a bag of merit badges for funny things.  One is having the "Ah-ha!" moment.  Of course, I want to earn each one before sewing them on to anything.  Does it count if I had the "Ah-ha!" moment before November but about the book?

Anyway, I have a lot of work ahead of me, and there pretty much won't be an Angela sighting in November unless I'm typing away in the corner.  I am nervous about this.  It's a lot of work, but it'll be a big accomplishment if I can meet my goal.

Wish me luck!