Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NaNoWriMo, Day 3: Caught up!!

*Small note: Reading over what I wrote last night, I feel like the title is a little misleading.  No, I have not caught up with Matt, I've just caught up to where I'm supposed to be. I'm still the tortoise.

I wrote 3,436 words today.  I started the day at 1,792 words, and as you can see by my sidebar, ended it at 5,228.  It took me all afternoon and all evening to write those words, but I did it!  That officially has me caught up, I needed to be at about 5k words today to be on schedule to finish this thing.  Monday tried to derail me, but I over came it and I'm really proud of having done so!

On that same note, my story is coming along really beautifully!  I was a little worried that it might not come together, but so far, things are progressing remarkably.  I'm happy with how Remembering Tomorrow is going so far, even if it will need some crazy heavy edits when November is over.  There's NaNoEdMo for that, you know, so I'm trying not to worry about it.

I did go ahead and start a blog for my character, like I said I would.  I know it sounds obsessive, but believe me when I tell you, it's a part of the book.  Every entry on that blog will go directly into the book, but it's easier to write about a blogging character, when you give said blogging character a blog!  The blog is at rememberingkate.blogspot.com, but it's locked.  Sorry about that, but since it's going into my book, it's better that way.

On a final note, because I'm tired and already feel like I'm rambling, I wanted to say that while November's not a good month for everyone --it certainly isn't for me-- there is an unofficial event called JulNoWriMo for those who want to take on the 50k in a month challenge.  The event is not as big as NaNoWriMo, but it's basically the same gig, different time of the year.  JulNoWriMo actually has 31 days, which is nice.  One day may not seem like much, but in a challenge like this, every day matters.  So, if you can't do NaNoWriMo for too much to do in November, or if the summer's better for you, you might want to check it out!

Alright, on that note, I'm out of here.  It's getting late, I still have reading to do for tomorrow's class, and I need to sleep at some point.  Sorry for the lack of edits to this entry, I'm really tired.  I'm sure by the end of the year, y'all are going to be so damn tired of hearing about NaNoWriMo.

Good night.