Tag: word count

NaNo D5: Does quantity really mean a lack of quality?

Last night I was telling my friend I would have to go three days without writing. Thursday through Saturday will be a wash. He said in the spirit of it, couldn’t I just tack on three days at the end, and I told him… Continue Reading “NaNo D5: Does quantity really mean a lack of quality?”

It is finished (for now)

The first rewrite of G’desh is finished. This is what I will use as my actual copy for editing. The original manuscript was hurried, ill formed, and brutal, being a few words over 50,000. It was my NaNo, and I quickly outpaced what I… Continue Reading “It is finished (for now)”

This chapter should be bigger

I finished my chapter last night, feeling euphoric. I killed someone and it felt really good. You’ll know when you read it. All my notes are on a yellow legal pad, so I took out my fortune telling machine and looked ahead so I… Continue Reading “This chapter should be bigger”

Go Time – Reached the Climax

I was writing at a pace of 4000 words a day. Yesterday slowed to 1500 and today isn’t off to a good start, but I have time. More importantly, I reached that point. I reached the point where you can ride forward on a… Continue Reading “Go Time – Reached the Climax”

NaNoWriMo – Victory

  You’re seeing that right. I’ve never won. I’ve never seen beyond the pearly gate. Now I have. It’s marvelous. My final word count, thanks to some trite dialogue when I hit 49,999 and couldn’t think of what to write, is 50,086 words. I… Continue Reading “NaNoWriMo – Victory”

NaNo Last Week

It’s here. As I sit here, a very unfulfilling weekend behind me as far as work ethic, I’m only 3300 words away. That’s an average of 464 words a day from here on out. Tomorrow I am working out, but I hope to get… Continue Reading “NaNo Last Week”

Nano Update

42,000 words. I need to write a little more than 600 words a day to win. I can do this by Friday. Then off to edit Kelst and Ayne. Did watch something awesome on Arabia. Wish I had watched it before starting NaNo. Would… Continue Reading “Nano Update”

NaNo Day 15, Halfway Point

The day’s just about done. Will likely get in a few more words, but for those interested, I’m around 34,000 words. I need to write 999 words a day. If I write on part with what I’ve done, I’ll be finished on the 23rd.… Continue Reading “NaNo Day 15, Halfway Point”

Happy NaNo Marathon Day!

For those of you who ignore the Nano site, it’s marathon day! The idea is to block out a few hours, up to eight, in order to just write. I’m more going to try word count. I want to be at 20,000 words by… Continue Reading “Happy NaNo Marathon Day!”