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How NaNoWriMo works.

I announced here in my LJ that i was going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month this year.  For those...2?...of you who don't know how NaNo works, the goal is to write a 50,000-page novel by the end of November.  While it's not impossible, it ain't easy, either.  This is a wonderful and frustrating month.  And here's how mine has gone so far.

Day 1:  It is the wee hours of the morning, after having worked at the start of my new novel since the midnight start.  3,000 words in one day?  I'm going to be finished before they even open the word counter for submissions!

Day 3:  I actually have not only characters but an emerging plot.  And I'm still ahead on the word count.  This is going to be cake.

Day 5:  Well, ok, even after I got that paper written I'm still caught up to where I should be.  All I'll have to do is keep up.

Day 6:  Crap, I have a midterm next week.  Should probably work more on the novel now and get ahead so I'll have time to study.

Day 9:  Behind in the word count all of a sudden.  Stupid lab write-ups.  

Day 10:  Still behind and in desperate need of plot bunnies.  The ship, she's goin' down Cap'n!  WAAAAAAAARGH!

So there you have it.  I'm going to go back to searching the dusy corners of my brain for ideas now.



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Nov. 10th, 2008 11:28 am (UTC)
Haha, yeah, I'm behind by 5k and starting to panic. XD
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