Monday, November 8, 2010

Behind after week one.

And so begins week two of NaNoWriMo. Just a really quick update from where I am. You may notice that the title doesn't seem as excited as Day 1 did. That's because it's been a very tiring weekend for NaNo.

I started off fine. I was on track every day and I thought I was doing pretty good, but Friday night I didn't reach my goal before midnight. You see, me and my sister have this bet going on that I will owe her a dollar for every day that I'm behind on my word count. (And just a side note in case she reads this, from where I'm at now that bet seems highly unfair. We will have to rewrite the rules of this thing.) That was when the motivation stopped driving me from that end. I had stacked up all these days that I was doing good and then it stopped. Don't get me wrong, 50000 words is still my main motivation and goal. I'm going to carry on but maybe not so hardcore.

It was a bitter sweet moment losing that four day streak of awesomeness. The next day my allergies caught up to me and I didn't feel like writing a thing. So you know what? I didn't. And it's OK. I told myself that I had 5 hardcore days of awesome so I deserve a day of rest. Sunday was a write-in so I went and wrote 2000 words that day taking me over 10,000 and only a day behind!

Where am I at now? Let's not talk of such things... OK, so I'm at 10,255. Not bad and not great if you like to be on schedule. But who needs a schedule anyways.

Hope you all are doing well on yours. Onward toward 50k! After a piece of 10k celebration pumpkin pie. :)


  1. Don't feel bad. I'm still at 300-something. The high school show I direct opens this weekend. I've been at the school every night for the past week and a half until 10:00 or 10:30. How can I write? I'm thinking no writing will get done until Sunday when it's all over. My own personal NaNoWrMo will be from mid-November to mid-December. But you're doing pretty well so far considering you have classes!

  2. Thanks! Sounds like you have your hands full. If you have a few minutes here and there they really add up though.

    I'm thinking about trying this new idea tomorrow. When I'm doing word sprints, racing to see how many words I can get in a time limit, I can get just about 200 words in a 10 minute sprint. If I can find time to do ten of these ten minute sprints a day I'll have 2000 words. Maybe I can get caught up. Perhaps it could help you too.

    Hope the show goes well!