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Or 50,725 if you trust EditPad

I'm sure at least a third of those will be cut in editing, but for now my hands are tired and I don't want to look at it any more. XD
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)


Or 50,725 if you trust EditPad

I'm sure at least a third of those will be cut in editing, but for now my hands are tired and I don't want to look at it any more. XD
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My program says 50,059
NaNo's site says 49,456

Writing more words, I am.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
48,560 words down. :)

Alexis and Jordan drifted off but that's okay, Christian and Matt picked up the slack. I think I have another scene with the boys that might finish me off in terms of word count. The actual story needs heavy editing, but that's not surprising. NaNo is not for finishing a polished story, it's for getting a rough draft down.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
Thanks to Lexie and Jordan I made it to 46055 tonight.

Paula had little to do with it, and Matt, Cory, and Christian even less, but they did their little parts and Christian and Matt may be taking over tomorrow if I get stuck again.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
My hands are really sore today, but I still managed to get to 41,812 words.

I also started a dog sweater. It's for a small dog and I'm already a couple inches into it. I think the pattern dramatically overestimated the yardage required, but I won't know until I finish it. If I don't need the second skein they over estimated.
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And sadly, I know at least half of this will be ripped out in editing.

40,098 words

Today's segment brought to you by Sam's creepy stalker of a neighbor. I need to think of a way to keep that poor woman from going home because that guy is seriously creeping me out.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
I totally forgot to update yesterday. I had a nice car trip and lunch out and still managed to write some and get to 36,686 words.

Today I reached 38,391 words. I'm still two days ahead and I hope to get to 40k tomorrow.

Knitting catch up time. )
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
I think I am out of steam. I hope I think of something to write tomorrow.

33,581

Still two days ahead, no loss of buffer today either, but I really had hoped to be at 35k tonight. Oh well, if I do figure out what to write tomorrow I can try for 36k which will close enough to 36,667 that I might push for it if I have the time.

No matter what I do tomorrow though I must go out and take down the wind chimes outside my window. We have had snow and I've spotted ice forming on them this afternoon. That section where they hang is prone to becoming a very large icicle every winter so the chimes have to come in.

Meh

Nov. 17th, 2010 11:59 pm
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Sick today. Hands hurt. Wrote anyway.

1750 words, which is less than I have been but more than yesterday. My total is now 31,860 which is still two days ahead of schedule.

I'm still not feeling the love for this story, but I do like the characters at least. Except maybe Peyton, he's a prissy ass and doesn't get along with Vince.

Bah!

Nov. 17th, 2010 12:16 am
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I totally did not feel like writing today. I didn't knit either. Frankly I don't know what I did today other than talk to Mom on the phone and that wasn't a very long call (for us).

Anyway, only made it to 30,110 which was just 1084 words for the day, not even the NaNo standard of 1667. I'm still two days ahead though, but only 3443 words in the buffer now rather than 4026.

But! At the end of the last scene I wrote I pulled the names of four new characters out of the air. Yes, this means I have nine named characters to chase around, though I don't expect these new four to be major players. For one thing, other than Director Elizabeth Riedel I have no clue what they do, other than be generic federal level law enforcement types. Basil Ericson will probably need a good manly nickname if anyone needs to call him anything other than Ericson. Peyton Nibbe has me pulling my hair already and I at least think I have an idea of what he does. I think he's going to be a problem when I get him and Vince in the same room, competing professionals I suspect.

The one that has me most interested though, is Logan McGregor. When I was trying to find her given name she told me she was named after her grandmother's family (Logan was Grandma's maiden name). It was a ploy to curry favor with the rich relative and it worked, for Logan. She gets an allowance from her Grandmother, and has a fat trust fund waiting for her to turn thirty.

Logan is actively chatty at me, which is a pleasant change from the other characters. Well other than Vince, Vince sort of had a meltdown on me and got me ahead of schedule with his internal freak out.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
29,026

4026 words ahead now.

The urge to take a day off is strong. However it's pretty nice to have a buffer of a couple days, and if I can keep this up for another day or two I'll be three days ahead.

Obviously 30k is close now, that's the goal for the 18th and I'll hit that tomorrow unless I totally flake out. I've been doing about 2k a day so 31k would be logical for tomorrow, however the goal for the 19th is 31,667 so I might try to push for that instead.

Assuming I can force myself to write. I just really don't want to write this year, I'd rather be knitting.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
27,032 / 3698 words ahead

I'm getting burned out on this. I like each character individually. I like them together. Unfortunately at this point it feels like it would be more interesting to write about them going out for pizza beer, and bowling. Which, considering I don't bowl, would not be very interesting.

The story should be changing location tomorrow though, and the group is splitting up. One thing my other NaNo stories has taught me is that splitting a group and tracking the splinters makes the word count easier to reach. When I get bored with one group I can hop to the other. Here's hoping that trend continues this year.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
25,028

That is two days ahead of schedule. :)

Kyle, the big muscle-y computer geek makes lace for a hobby (knit and crochet). XD
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25,028

That is two days ahead of schedule. :)

Kyle, the big muscle-y computer geek makes lace for a hobby (knit and crochet). XD

So close

Nov. 13th, 2010 12:03 am
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
But I didn't make it to 23,334 before midnight. I could say it was because I spent half the day being sick but really, I could have written instead of getting three rows done on my shawl and finishing a slipper.

23,009 isn't so bad though. I guess I better be sure to get to 25k tomorrow then. :)
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
It's great for the word count. :)

21,080

For reference, tomorrow's goal would be 20k, the goal for Saturday would be 21,667. So tomorrow I will be aiming for Sunday's goal for 23,334 and two days worth of buffer. I'll probably need it, my hands ached all day today. Unfortunately my prime procrastination activity during NaNo is knitting, which doesn't help the hands at all. XD
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
Describing how a spell is set up is good for the word count.

18,696

That's just a bit over 2k ahead! So far so good on keeping a full day ahead or more. Vince just apologized to Dan but his reasoning is off the mark. We'll have to see if Dan corrects that or just rolls with it.

Bleh

Nov. 10th, 2010 01:18 am
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Really didn't feel like writing today so I did my word count in extensive notes for myself about the way magic and technology work together, the way people with magical ability are trained, and general appearance and personality notes on my five major characters.

Also, I knit half a slipper.

16,783 words before midnight, 16,856 as of now.
tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (NaNoWriMo)
15,052 and one full day ahead. I'd like to keep that edge and increase it, but I know that I'm going to have at least one day where nothing gets written. But at least I have a small buffer and if I can write more than 1667 a day I should keep it.

Interestingly enough I wrote precisely as much today as I did yesterday, 2022 words.

Vince and Dan are at loggerheads, which is not as helpful as you might think since they're kinda like cats that crouch and glare but don't do much more than make an occasional growling sound at each other. Giving a cold shoulder to someone you need to work with is not helpful boys!

I must say the "ugh, I don't wanna write" feeling has done wonders for the progress on my shawl, I'm 14 rows into the second section of the chart I drew up for the edging, so that's 40 rows out of 112.... I've also completed 16 rows on the newest dalek for my brother and a few rows on the neck of the ribbed sweater for Namid that I started ages ago. The cabled sweater for myself is stalled though, I may be ripping it out for the third time and trying smaller needles, I don't like how loose the fabric looks.

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