Nov. 30th, 2003 11:33 pm
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Purries! Done! 50,059, and it's 11:30 and I've been battling exhaustion for about an hour, so that's it for the night. Not nearly done and in the middle of a fun scene, so more to come tomorrow, but that's it for the night.

NaNoWriMo 2003 Winner

Purriespurriespurries! Made it! I've never been so down-to-the-wire in NaNo before. It was kind of nice to see how most NaNo participants feel the night of. ^_^ Usually for me I'm several thousand words at least beyond the 50k by the time Nov 30th rolls around, so waking up the morning of with another 3.5k to go was quite an experience.

But I made it! Yayy! Happiness and hugs all around.
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Current count: 48,011
Written today: about 1.5k
Words left: about 2k

I've noticed something. I write much, much faster when I'm not in chat. Well, at least there's one benefit of being unable to access AIM while I'm "home". ^_^
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46,555. About 3.6k today. Woot. Only another 3.5k tomorrow. Will not fall behind on this. It's only 3.5k. Failure is not an option.

And for toda, success is a reality. Purries!
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46,003. 3k written, 500 left for the day, 4k left for the month.

*mimicks the Little Engine That Could* I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

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Just over 45k. Written 2k today, at least 1.5k left to go for the day. It's not being too difficult--I'm mingling with the family while I write, because my aunt's here, and writing while I listen to them, so it's like I'm not focusing on it quite so much, and it's just...easier. It's slower paced than I did this morning, but it's easier. Not as exhausting.

We'll see how the rest of the day goes. I'm not going to bed until I get my 3.5k done, and every word written after that is one I don't have to write tomorrow. It's going good. I can do this. This is a nice hot sex scene, which are always fun to write, and after this I get to write the confrontation between Rin and the maid who's besooten of Kyl, and finds Rin naked in his bed. That'll be great fun, too. Good stuff.

I can do this.
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First, Nano.

After studying my NaNo Excel Report Card Spreadsheat Thingie, I realized that I'm about 7k behind where I need to be to make 100k by the end of November. I'm not anticipating getting much written in the next five days. If I get nothing written (the worst extreme. Unlikely, but still, a possibility), I'll have to write more than 5k/day in order to catch up. That ain't gonna happen. And I've been letting my class reading slip, which is NOT what you want to be doing the first quarter of your first year of college...not a good habit to get into.

I've messed around with my Excel Spreadsheet thingie, and I think I'm going to downgrade my goal from 100k to 75k. That's 2.5k/day, and that puts me a little bit ahead of where I need to be. And if I get nothing written between now and the 18th, I'll have to write 3.225k/day in order to catch up. That's still less than my current daily goal for 100k. So it's all good.

And I understand that this may still be more of a time commitment than I can afford to put into NaNo. That's okay, too. I'm not dropping out, and as long as I make 50k by the 30th, I'll be happy. It's more important to me to be able to write and succeed in school, than to write a lot, at the expense of my schoolwork.

I'm bloody paying for college. I'm not going to pay for it just so I can sit on the computer and type 24/7.


And now, Dallas. As most of you know, I'll be flying to Dallas tomorrow morning, for [ profile] nonnycat and [ profile] robertsloan2's handfasting, and returning the evening of Tuesday, the 18th. I'll be bringing my laptop, but I don't think my hotel room has an internet connection, so I may be incommunicado until Tuesday or Thursday.

For those of you not able to attend the handfasting, I'll see you all next week! :)

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Oct. 22nd, 2003 08:26 pm
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Got bored, decided to make a user icon of my own for NaNo. I've already got one that someone else made that I like, but... *shrugs* I was bored. ;)

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Just checked my comments in the Wyvern's Library of Elfwood, found out that I've got quite a few comments there that hadn't been sent to my email address. And they were GOOD comments, too. Man, that was like an early Christmas present! And..(drumroll please)...I got a "first comment dance"! I was *dying* when I read that! Never imagined *I'd* be getting first comment dance by anyone! That was a very pleasant surprise.

AND, I got my 50k finished for NaNoWriMo! Hot damn and hallelujah! I'm gonna be high off of that for weeks!
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Soaring, jumping, bouncing off the walls

and I've got less than 1000 words left to finish the 50k for NaNoWriMo. I am psyched. I wrote just over 2500 words yesterday, and two REALLY powerful and emotional scenes, and now I've got less than 1k to write today, which is so going to be a cinch after the near-2k days I've had to do all ths month. You gotta love fight scenes, and this one was a doozy. Knock-down, drag-out, take-no-prisoners, with both physical violence and divorce threatened, and only an inch away from the physical violence threat being carried out. And it was all because they each loved the other. I was loving it! And then, on top of that, my innocent, soul-less, running completely on instincts like a wild animal MC got thrown into the midst of the storm of emotions, because of her magic link with the two fighting characters. Man, I was so hyped last night, I even got all of my homework finished, on top of the mammoth word count (mammoth for me for right now, anyway).

I can't even sit still, I'm so hyped about this, and I can't wait to start today's writing!
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Well, I made 700. It's going a bit easier than yesterday, but not nearly as easily as I'd hoped. (isn't that always the way? :) ) And, I had an epiphany in the middle of chat and realized that I completely forgot about a BIG, MAJOR plot point. I'll have to go back and add it in, and hopefully that'll give me a couple hundred more words. Only five days into the month (wow. It doesn't seem like it's been that long) and I already want to be done with this. Sigh. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get done today.
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Argh. I've got just over 700 words left to write tonight, it feels WAY later than it actually is, and my mind feels like it's been run over with a semi. I'm keeping a tight grip on the hope that, as I do this more, it'll get easier. If it doesn't this isn't going to be a very fun month.

And I just realized something else. I bet I won't be able to get my words done on the 8th, when we go to Stomp. So I'll have to make them up. Damn.
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Blech. I'm tired. It's 10:30, I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, and I've got 700 more words to write. How the heck am I going to keep this up over a month? I'm having enough trouble on the third day, with no school. Next week is not going to be fun! ::grumble, grumble:: I am officially insane. I never should have signed up for this NaNoWriMo thing.


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