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Sunday, November 30, 2008

50,000 words

Wow, It is Nov 30 and I have finally hit the 50,000 word mark of my novel! That means I have won NaNoWriMo! It has been one of the most intense writing I have ever done and probably one of the most rewarding. It feels strange looking back at all the work I have done and realizing that I have made a novel, almost. While I have 50,000 words over 12 chapters I am still not done with the story. It will probably be one more chapter and a least 1-2 thousand more words before I am done, probably ending the story unfinished so that I can later (maybe next NaNoWriMo) write a sequel to my novel.

Again, WOW, I almost can't believe I wrote 50,000 words.

Also I plan on spending a large portion of December editing my Novel and will hopefully get it self-published through Lulu before Christmas.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

2/5ths of the way done!

I can't really believe that I am 2/5ths done with my story. I'm astounded at how my story has grown in ways I never would have expected. It is really quite different then what I thought it would be when I started.

However right now I have reached a point where I'm not certain what to do next. The current big plot thread has just managed to be wrapped up so I'm having to make up something new to happen now.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

NaNoWriMo.... taking all my writing time

I'm currently at around 12,600 words for NaNoWriMo and it is getting crazy. I want to write a couple of blog posts about some Spirit of the Century actual play but I am so busy with school and NaNoWriMo that when I am done with that day's writing I don't feel like writing anything else.

Blah, NaNoWriMo is sure taking it out on me, though I am glad that I am doing it. I have a part of a novel I never would have had without NaNoWriMo.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Day

It is a new day and it is snowing here in Utah. We have elected a new president and it is my birthday. Probably the best way to start a day that I have had.

In other news I'm currently at 4,476 words for National Novel Writing Month. You can link to my profile here. I should hopefully end the day with more then 5,400 words which will keep my on schedule.

After reading most of the Characters GURPS book I have decided to take a break. I had to take a break from reading through Advantages, Disadvantages, and Skills. There is absolutely to many options in GURPS. My break included starting to read the Shadowrun core book that I got at the same time. The rules are at least simpler and setting is interesting. I hope to read through some more of that before returning to GURPS.

Monday, November 3, 2008


I know it is probably a little bit crazy for me to attempt but I signed up for NaNoWriMo and have decided to try and write a 50,000 word novel during November. Given my remaining allotment of days I have to write an average of 1800 words a day. Today I somehow managed to complete that many words but I don't know how long I will manage to keep it up.
I have having some fun writing one of the stories I have always delayed written because I never had enough time to write. Now, with a deadline, I am getting writing done even if it isn't very good writing.

I currently have 1,891 words completed and plan to get another 1800 words done tomorrow (Tuesday). I'll update with a link to my profile when then website seem to be working again.