Sunday, November 30, 2014

Just under the wire: I made it!

It is by no means done, but I got the 50,000 words in before midnight, despite the best efforts of dying cars, sick cats, family emergencies, and the Thanksgiving holiday. Right now it's a pile of poo, but it is going to be a novel someday soon, oh yes.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

25,000 words!

I am SO behind. Why is it that whenever I try to do NaNo that a giant train wreck of things conspire to thwart me? Writing must be my divinely-ordained profession, because Satan and his minions sure seem hell-bent on throwing monkey wrenches.

My computer is making ominous "last gasp" noises, we had to replace our car, spouse has so few students that we are making decisions like "pay the power bill or buy food?", our oldest cat has developed hyperthyroidism, and the well house roof is in danger of rotting through. And let's not talk about holiday stuff. Still, winning this is not impossible, just hard. I'm not giving up just yet.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

NaNoWriMo: day 5

A bit of a slog today, only 1,200 or so words today. Part of the blame lies on finding out that our car is utterly not worth fixing, and so we are sans vehicle (a good, reliable one, anyway) for the time being. Boo.

Oh, well. Yesterday I jammed and got my average way back up to where I'm in good shape. Yay me! Yesterday, by the end of the day, it was an ugly pile of words. Today it's slowly starting to take the shape of a novel instead of a pile of word garbage.

Someday it will be a first draft!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Day two: NaNoWriMo

I'm a bit behind but I WILL catch up. Tomorrow is another day etc.

Also: this is my first serious attempt at going full-tilt at a novel, and HOLY EXPLETIVE IT'S A PILE OF POO so far, but I guess that's normal.

Just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming....