Oh yeah. I stayed up til midnight. I wrote just over 500 words. This is no mean feat for me and I’m paying so much for the lack of sleep today.
Totally worth it.
I’m gonna sneak in some more words at work and make sure to hit 2K before the day is done. Feels good so far. I’ll update the word count thingy later…after coffee and more words.
Oh I got myself a fancy book cover for this story:
I’ve got a slight case of the butterflies.
Tonight, we’ll take kiddo out in search of that sweet sweet Halloween swag (of which I will struggle not to partake, damn being diabetic). There are only so many of these evenings left as she is growing so damn fast!
After that…National Novel Writing Month!
Are you starting at the midnight hour? I’m going to try. Tradition and all.
How are your preparations going?
It’s been 19 days since I posted about my preparations. Turns out I don’t follow instructions (even my own) too well. I’ve been all over the place mentally, emotionally and physically. Thinking, taking notes and not really getting much done. I had (still do) high hopes this November would kickstart my writing, but I wasn’t feeling it.
As always, a conversation with my SO pointed out what I wasn’t seeing.
It’s mid-October (almost) and stuff is starting to percolate.
In an unusual confluence of coffee and a rare good night of sleep, I’m starting to plan for November.
It’s nothing too dramatic, but I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve come up with a few things I feel I should do. We will see if they work.
Enough’s enough. I’m going back to the one sure thing that gets me writing.
(Thanks to my lovely wife)
I’ve done a slight disservice to a few people this month on the subject of NaNoWriMo in regards to the target of 50 000 words. I’m not alone in having done so, and it’s not particularly egregious or anything but it bothers me enough that I wanted to set the record straight for me.
I’ve been a little too blasé about reaching 50K
Word count so far: 29103 (haven’t posted today’s yet)
Days I missed quota: 0 (yay!)
Fun had: A metric fuckton (That’s an industry term).
Body count: 1 (a redshirt, but it’s early)
Actual space pirating: Surprisingly little but again, it’s early
How am I doing?
I could not be more thrilled.
It’s been too long since I’ve updated. My wrist has been severely slapped. I’ve received several frowns from my love (which is worse than any punishment I can think of).
I am signed up and doing NaNoWriMo 2012. I’ve had my best writing come out of NaNoWriMo
I have some thoughts to share.