Nov 28, 2007

Who says you need 30 days to write a novel?

Because I just wrote one in 28 days! Thats right, my novel is finished. That means the story is done, and I reached 50,000 words! (50,989 to be exact). The novel is called "The Junk Whisperer" and should be available in Barnes and Noble in time to be a stocking stuffer! Or something like that.

Check out this cool logo thing I have now:

No, if you'll excuse me, I have champagne to drink and the further adventures of a neglected Lego pirate to consider.

Nov 24, 2007

Nanowrimo - Day 24

I just hit 40,000 words!

Less than 10,000 words to go in just over six days. I can practically smell the finish line.

Nov 20, 2007

Great shirt

While you read this blog post...

I'm in your base, stealing your flag!

Nov 18, 2007

Nanowrimo - Day 18

I wrote about 900 words this morning and then was almost completely waylaid by a trip to the pub to watch the Steelers game (grr guys, way to play down to another inferior opponent like the Jets).

Anyway, I'm a little under a day behind schedule, coming in at 28,581 words:

Words: 28,581
Target: 30,006
Difference: -1,425
Words to go: 21,419

PS: I hope to have some free time in the next day or so to work on Jibidy as well.

Nov 17, 2007

Nanowrimo - Half way there

Oh Oh - living on a prayer!

I just hit 25,000 words. Pretty exciting stuff. I still want to get about another 2,000 words written tonight, which will get me closer to being caught up with pace.

Quote of the day:
Steph: I know that typing speed does not correlate to creativity, duh.

Nov 16, 2007

Nanowrimo - Day 15

Half way there! Well, in terms of days, if not content.

Words: 22,798
Target: 25,000
Difference: -2,202
Words to go: 27,202

Writing music:
Breaking Up - Rilo Kiley
Dakota - Stereophonics
Under Pressure - Joss Stone
Jungle Love - Morris Day and Time

Nov 11, 2007

Nanowrimo - Day 11

Talk about a great weekend of football if your name is Dwain Smith (and mine is):

Penn State - win
Packers - win
Steelers - win

And on the other side:

Ohio State - loss
Michigan - loss
Notre Dame - loss
Florida State - loss
Miami - loss
Redskins - loss

Needless to say, writing is going more slowly than it should be:

Current word count: 15,038
Goal word count: 18,337
Difference: 3,299
Words to go: 34,962

I'm going to try and write a little more tonight, and then watch one of my netflix movies (I've had one for two weeks and two others for over a week)

Nov 4, 2007

Nanowrimo - Day 4

I've been able to successfully plug ahead, with a lot of help from my close friend Diet Dr. Pepper.

Current word count: 7,095
Goal word count: 6,668
Difference: +427
Words to go: 42,905

A couple songs on my writing playlist right now:

Paperback Writer - The Beatles (obviously)
Edit - Regina Spektor (something I'm not doing)
Melatonin - Silversun Pickups

Nov 3, 2007

I'm an idiot

For the last two days I've been using the wrong word count for nanonwrimo. Somewhere along the line I turned 50k words into 200k words. As I actually start writing I've noticed that the avg number of words needed to do a 200k word novel in 30 days seems like a lot. About 6700/day. But I'm not writing a 200k novel. So let me run those numbers again:

Current word count: 2,059
Goal word count: 3,334
Difference: 1,275
Words to go: 47,941

That makes me feel much better.

Day two of nanowrimo

Current word count: 2,059
Goal word count: 13,400
Difference: 11,341
Words to go: 197,941

Wow. I know, only two days have gone by, but I am more than a little behind already. I have nothing planned for this weekend but writing (ok writing and watching football - but I can do both of those at the same time), so I hope to be at at least 25,000 words by Sunday night. So far, what I've written actually looks like it doesn't suck!

Nov 1, 2007

21 min into NaNoWriMo

And I'm already behind! Word count: 0 (count em!) words.