Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This is going to be a short one today, folks. I didn’t get a lot of words in today. They all came in a very grudging manner. But I did write today, and I did get enough words in that I am (slightly) ahead of the curve for NaNoWriMo. So, while I don’t have much of a lead, I am still on schedule to hit 50,000 words by the end of November.

Skipping down to the numbers, I got 1,036 words written, which puts me at 10,123 words so far. Here’s today’s progress bar:

Not much to say about today’s writing. I started late, and had tough going. I’ve started bridging to the beginning of the action arc, but I’ve still got some establishing work to do yet. Honestly, right now I’m very tired, so I’m just going to head off to bed. Hopefully tomorrow will be full of much better writing. See you then.


Before I get into talking about my daily NaNoWriMo experience, I’d like to take a few moments to ask you, the reader, to lend me, and the Office of Letters and Light, your support. The Office of Letters and Light is the organization that sponsors NaNoWriMo and a bunch of other creative writing programs. While these programs are free to the participants, they do cost money. In order to help offset some of these expenses, I’m trying to raise funds to benefit these programs. I’m trying to raise $250 this year and I could use your donation. Your donation will not only help promote creative writing programs, it will also demonstrate your support for my writing, and your encouragement for me to complete this year’s novel. Please give what you can, and help to spread this message to your friends and family.

So, let’s go to the word count next. I’ve exceeded my target word count the last few days, so I’m ahead of the standard curve. Today, I took some time to catch up on some overdue correspondence, including a couple of voice projects that are waiting in the wings. This was necessary, but it cut into my writing time for today. (As did the nap I took after I got home from work, but that is another story.) As a result, I only got 1393 words written today, but my total word count is 9087, which still puts me over 700 words ahead of the standard curve. I’m still getting in daily writing, even if I’m not hitting my preferred 2000 words a day.

So here is today’s progress bar:

About today’s writing…

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