November 24th, 2005

charlie 2012 beige

NaNo Update (for Wednesday)


Again, ignore that it's around 3 a.m. on Thursday...

(Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!)

I simply didn't get around to putting in an update before!

My personal goal for today was 2,000 words. I wrote a total of 2,134 words.

My total words are:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
37,123 / 50,000
(74.2%)

Well, I think we're headed to bed soon. We both have a goal of 4,000 words tomorrow, though we might swap those out with Friday, where we both have 2,000. (We'll see how it goes!)

Marilyn has under 10,000 words to go. I need around 13,000. Exciting!

To be 100% honest, NaNoWriMo has been easier than I'd have thought. We both really didn't do much that first week -- when other people were just writing like mad. In fact, back on November 10 (over a week into NaNo) I was only at: 7,125

If you take the 50,000 words and divide them by 30 (days in November), you can figure you should write 1667 words a day. Well, if you're very, very anal, anyway! (smile) By that reasoning, I should have been at close to 17,000 words by November 10 -- which means I was 10,000 words behind after week one. LOL.

Did that bother me? No. It never did. I just knew it could be done, regardless...

Interestingly enough, using that scale of 1,667 words a day, on November 23 I should be at 38,341 words. Right now (as I said earlier in this entry), I'm at 37,123. Which means I'm 1,218 words behind right now. As you can probably reason out, I'm not about to be bothered by that amount of words, if 10,000 words behind didn't worry me! (grin)

What I guess I've learned by doing NaNo is that writing is both easier -- and harder -- than I realized. But as Marilyn pointed out today, if we were doing it as full-time jobs all year round, it would be much easier than our current day-to-day lives. Interesting thought!

A full-time writer would obviously write at least a couple thousand new words a day -- but spend most of those work hours on rewrites. But as we both love rewrites, that sounds dandy to me!

Well, off to bed, I guess. It's now 3:30!