Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

That just happened.

Hey, I'm Writing a Novel (Update 4)

Current Nanocount (Total/Goal) - 49074/45000

Short post today, just to mark the date. This is it. In another 45 minutes or so, I will reach 50k words and all will be right with the world. Right up until I hit word 50,001 and I realize that I still have a giant load of malarky on my hands and it's not even done yet and damn hell is editing going to be a bitch and a half.

Anyway, wish me words. Luck isn't a thing around here.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hey, I'm Writing a Novel (Update 3)

Current Nanocount (Total/Goal) - 41266/38333

So I guess I don't need to update this every day, but just wanted to let you all know that my goal and hope is to be done with the 50k goal by tomorrow night. Chances of that actually happening are not great, I start to go cross eyed after writing about 3500 words but who knows. I'm going to try to push myself today and tomorrow, so here's hoping. Anyway, I've gotta get back to work.

While you're waiting for me to come back, look at this guy and just be all like, "Damn, I wish I was as cool as that guy."

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hey, I'm Writing a Novel (Update 2)

NanoCount as of midnight 12/20: (Total/Goal) - 37515/33333

A quick update for today: I believe I will be finishing off the main plot of my story at right around 40k words, then it will be off to do the work on the side plot/backstory. I will be meeting up with a few people tonight for some write-in action. That's where people get together and write. You probably could have guessed that.

My spirits are still high and I'm hoping to get to the summit by Monday, giving me an extra week to expand and figure out if I've included all of what I need.

In addition, my shill for the day: If any of you are looking for solid little notebooks, check out Field Notes. I just bought some more of these and I always forget how clutch they are until I'm on their site. I may take a photo of them in action and add it to this post later. You know, playing it off like it was there the whole time.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hey, I'm Writing a Novel (Update 1)

I'm not certain why I haven't already been doing this, but I'm going to try to post short updates about the story progress here. I should be keeping a journal of this stuff for posterity, right?
At this point:
- I've completely scrapped my original outline
- My original Main Character has turned into a Supporting Character and my Supporting Character has become the Main.
- I accidentally wrote my ending about 12k words before I wanted to.
- People are real dicks.

I have about 15k words to go in November and then probably another 25-30k afterwards... then editing, etc...

Pesci, give me strength. I think I'm going to try to get a word counter up on my blog so I can point people here when they ask me how things are going.