Friday, 21 November 2014

NaNo: Day 21

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1, 003 
Total Word Count: 21,006
Words Remaining: 28,994


Yesterday, I only wrote about 950 words or so, but it was more about hitting the 20k mark than maintaining my thousand word a day goal. And I know it's all psychological and stuff 
but-- 
I HIT 20k and today I'm up 21K!


Now I know there are tons of people that already hit 20k+ weeks ago, but for me, I'm happy I've gotten this far. So now, the only thing left to do is to keep writing. "Onward and Upward! To Narnia!" err, I mean back to my writing cave! 

And I hope everyone has a kick ass weekend.

:D

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

NaNo: Day 19

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1, 000 and some
Total Word Count: 19,044
Words Remaining: 30,956

This is what I want to do right NOW.

I am so, soooo tired guys. It's been really hard pulling out these #!?%§!! words. But I've realized what makes my story move along more quickly and how to get my word count up--dialogue. I seem to be struggling with description lately. But dialogue, man, I can write pages of it. Maybe I should write the rest of the book with just dialogue. I think I'll start off by saying, 
"zzzz zzzz zzzzz zz zzzzzz zzz." 

Sunday, 16 November 2014

NaNo: Day 16

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1, 040
Total Word Count: 16,093
Words Remaining: 33,907


Averaging 1000 words a day.
I think I can drink to that. ;)



Comet, who is always by my side when I write.

Galaxy, who'd rather I feed her than take her pic. 
One thousand more down today. Looks like that's going to be my average this month if I'm lucky. Hopefully, I'll be able to maintain this speed for the rest of November.  


Luckily, I've got my two fuzzy writing buddies that keep a watchful eye on me every day. 
:)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

NaNo: Day 14/15


National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1,257  
Total Word Count: 15,053
Words Remaining: 34,947



This is my midnight-humm-what-the-hell-do-I-write-next face.
I look like this most of the time. :D



Shhh, it's past midnight and I've finally broke the 15k mark-- *quiet dance* 
It's gotta be my tea cosy hats. ;)
Now, I need to get some sleep, it's the only time I can figure out what to write next. :P

Also, to everyone stopping by and being so darn encouraging, Thank you and I <3 you all. Sorry I can't be a better blogger/return commenter right now. But have a great weekend and I'll catch up with you soon. 
XXXOO

Thursday, 13 November 2014

NaNo: Day 13 What The...

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1,099 and counting... 
Total Word Count: 12,921
Words Remaining: 37,039



From my NaNo Stats page it says: 

"At This Rate You Will Finish On 
December 21, 2014"



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Nano Nightmare: Day 12

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 2,257 and counting... 
Total Word Count: 11,094
Words Remaining: 38,906

frowny NaNo face


My weekend trip ended up being an emotional rollercoaster ride and a nightmare for my word count. It started off not too bad, but I had to deal with a mini family crisis which killed my forward momentum. The family crisis has been dealt with, but now I'm scrambling to catch up. I swear, being around negative and mentally unstable people is like standing in front of a black hole that just sucks the life and creativity right out of you. I wish I could weed those kinds of people out of my life, but it's hard when they're part of the family.... Anyway, at least the trip was fun and positive for the kids who really enjoyed a visit into a prehistoric cave. Yeah for stalactites, stalagmites, and cave paintings! :D


Hope you all are doing great on your end, 
I've got to get back to playing drums on my keyboard. 
:P 


   

Thursday, 6 November 2014

NaNo: Day 6 and a Moustache

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 996 
Total Word Count: 7,995
Words Remaining: 42,005


Today's word count is pretty dismal but I knew it would be. I have a short trip planned, and updates, and writing time for the next few days are going to be complicated. However, I  am looking forward to the 5 hour car ride tomorrow to do some much needed catching up on my story.  

I'd also like to mention something far more important than my word count. The month of November is also Movember. It's a challenge  started by The Movember Foundation to raise awareness for Men's health and fund health programs. So to all my male friends and writing buddies out there, your health is important and early detection is key, so get your checkups done, and don't let something as little as a finger get between you and your health.


And in support, here is my Movember stache:


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

NaNo: Day 5 and IWSG

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

                        and

Insecure Writer Support Group (IWSG)






NaNoWriMo:

Daily Word Count: not sure, I'm still writing....
Total Word Count: close to 7,000
Words remaining: ~ 43,000 




My insecurity for the day is right up there, ^^^ word count.  


I'm also worried about something else. My outline. I spent weeks putting it together prior to the challenge, and though I hate outlining, I did it anyway because I wanted to be prepared. So, day 1 of the challenge rolls around and I have a rough outline, and a fairly good idea where I want my story to go. This is comforting. HOWEVER, five days later and I'm careening the plot into a different direction. *sets outline on fire*

WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF! 


I wrote the outline to help me stay on track and now the story is off the rails! 

CRAP! I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS! 













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Thanks to Alex and his team of awesome co-hosts this month. Hope everyone is doing a lot better than I am on their writing projects. :)


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

NaNo: Day 4

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1, 166
Total Word Count: 6,040
Words remaining: Too, damn many


It's coffee shop Tuesday! 

I usually enjoy coffee shop Tuesdays, the only inconvenience is having to do normal people stuff like shower, brush my hair, and put on normal clothes... :P But other than that, coffee shop Tuesdays are like mini field trips and I usually write best at the coffee shop, but not today. I'm not sure what happened because I really thought I wrote more words than I actually did.... though, my goal was to break 6k today so at least there's than. I also found out (while stuffing myself with a croissant) that trying to take a selfie in a French bakery shop and not look like a complete dumb ass, is impossible.


Focus Elise, FOCUS! 
Now get back to work. :P
Here's a different shot of me trying to be all discreet and stuff... doesn't all that bread in the background look yummy! 

Anyway, I'll try to get in a few more hundred words this evening after my daughter's swim practice...we'll see. 

Hope everyone is doing well this week! :)


Monday, 3 November 2014

NaNo: Day 3

National Novel Writing Month


Daily Word Count: 1, 566
Total Word Count: 4, 874
Words remaining: 45, 126





Today, I brought out the heavy artillery: beer, and
BOOM! I got my word count back up. Not  really. I just wanted to write the word BOOM! 

Can you believe some folks have written well over 13,000 words after only 3 days!? I personally think they're using witchcraft which has to be against the rules, right? But then again, what do I know. 

Anyhow, I should probably stop comparing myself to others and just keep going nice and steady... *hiccup* this might be a problem.  ;)
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