Tagged with NaNoWriMo

My NaNoWriMo 2008 results are… dismal.

National Novel Writing Month has come and gone and for my seventh year straight without a “complete” novel of 50,000 words. The highest word count I’ve ever had was somewhere over 15,000 words. That’s way short of the overall goal but it’s still certainly plenty of writing. And now, dear reader, my grand total for … Continue reading

Absence here, presence there

I took an unannounced and approximately three-week break from this blog to focus on a few issues, projects, and priorities but I’m back and excited for a few entries coming up this month to wrap up the year. The following are in the pipe: Wrapping up last month’s NaNoWriMo. Wrapping up my first semester teaching … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 19

After work I headed to my first ever live NaNoWriMo meet-up… no one was there. That’s a bummer, because it was the first meet-up that’s ever fit in my schedule. So I went to Perkins, got some coffee, and wrote some fun stuff. Here are my latest stats: Day 13 Goal NaNoWriMo Word Count: 31,667/50,000 … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 18

I kept my promise to myself and got some writing done. I’m definitely not getting up to 50,000 words by the end of the month but I’m going to get some good writing done on what’s turning out to be a fun story. Here’s the current rundown: Day 13 Goal NaNoWriMo Word Count: 28,322/50,000 (56.6%) … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 13

I have not sat down to write, but my word count has gone up! Thanks to a strange dyslexic anomaly, I inadvertently mis-reported my word count as 2,338 instead of my real word count, 2,883! WOW! So that means that as of today, my NaNoWriMo progress stands at: Day 13 Goal NaNoWriMo Word Count: 21,658/50,000 … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 11 (Morning Update)

Day 11 of NaNoWriMo has arrived and these numbers do not bode well: Goal NaNoWriMo Word Count: 18,333/50,000 (36.6%) Actual NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,338/50,000 (4.7%) Word Count Difference: -15,995 Writing Sessions: 2 My Story: Inching forward, but wow, what a start! My Outlook: Optimism is not my strongest emotion right now. Essay and test grading, … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 4, Part II

Uh-oh. Day 4 of NaNoWriMo has come and gone and, despite some good news for America this evening, a lack of writing time has spelled doom pour moi: Goal NaNoWriMo Word Count: 6664/50,000 (13.3%) Actual NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,338/50,000 (4.7%) Word Count Difference: -4,326 Writing Sessions: 2 My Story: Still off to a strong start! … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo – Day 4, part I

I’ve only had two time slots in the last three days I’ve been able to commit myself to writing for NaNoWriMo. Today is day 4, but since it’s early, we’ll have a part II post at the end of the day detailing my progress, if any. I plan to update you on my progress regularly … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #34

Write 1,666 words today. That’s how many words one needs to write per day for thirty days to hit the goal of 50,000 words during National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo.” I don’t care what your 1,666 words are about and neither should you. Instead, just keep writing and writing. Write it up, and keep … Continue reading

Your Friday Recommendation #28

Sorry, I’m going to have to put off the “Five Books for Boys” recommendation to recommend something a little more timely. National Novel Writing Month begins tomorrow. “NaNoWriMo” encourages people to write a 175-page (50,000 words) novel in the thirty days of November. Prepare to write something wonderful, prepare to write something awful, but just … Continue reading