NaNoWriMo 2004
Binding Atlantis

November 29, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 29 - FINISHED

It's done, at a whopping 50,084 words. Go me!!!
November 28, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 28 - So close I can smell it
I just passed the 48,000 word mark (48,033 to be precise) and I am so close I can smell it. I've barely got enough plot to finish. There are a few things I can expand if necessary, but the big climactic scene is still coming. My characters are doing their damndest to railroad me, but I'm not letting that happen. They can see the end too and they're calmly accepting their destiny now. I think. Damn them anyway. ;)
November 27, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 27

So, I took some time off. My brain needed sleep.
I began writing again today, and am now up to 43,671 words and the beginning of chapter 17. I'm not done writing tonight, but I'm going to have to go to bed because I have to read at church tomorrow. Further word count tonight will be added to Sunday. In other news, my shirt is on it's way. I got the "so many words, so little time" one. I want to have this finished before it gets here.

I've been writing so much. This is just the kick in the butt that I needed. I'm already looking forward to next year's NaNoWriMo!

November 26, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Days 25 and half of 26

I stayed up all night last night, and now my Thanksgiving work has yielded a word count of....

40,059 words


We're in the home stretch.

November 25, 2004
I donated, did you?

Ok, so it was only $5, but it's better than nothing.

November 24, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 24
35,077 words now. Reached that about 4 hours ago actually, but I'm gonna keep on going tonight. I think.
November 23, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 23

Well, I'm up to 32,118 words. Not quite the 33k goal I had for tonight, but I'm sure I can break the 35k barrier by Thanksgiving and 45k (if not better) by Sunday. That'll give me 2 days to write the last 5k, and the last 21 words are already done. So technically, I suppose thats 32139 words done. ;)

Amusing Quote on Word Count

From Callisto
Cheating on your word count is like masturbation.
In the end, you're only f**king yourself.
November 22, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 22
I've done a lot of writing today. So much so that my typing is going to hell. Now I've got 28,012 words. And I'm going to bed. :P
November 21, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Days 19-21
Again, Friday was fruitless. So be it. However, on Saturday, I crossed the 20k word mark. Sunday, not so much writing. I found many things to procrastinate with. However, I'm now at 22,243.
November 20, 2004
Writer's Block idea! I love it!

From Cellophane

Interesting way to combat writers block.
I came up with a new way to get inspiration.
If you can't seem to progress your plot, try doing a google image search of your current word count.
I've put in a lot of different 5-digit numbers, they all come up with a random assortment of images.
You can then use those pictures as a rough guide of where to go next. See a japanese bath? Maybe your character can visit one, or meet a japanese character, or maybe they'll get really dirty soon...
Bad example, but you get the idea...
Even if nothing comes of it, it is still fun to look up random images.

This is brilliant and fun. Ironically, I've played this game with Paul to see how many pages we can get through (seaching for plane names) before hitting porn.

November 18, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 18
18,019 words now. I wanted to write more but I just can't. I'm tired.
November 17, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 17

Shit shit shit. It's getting close and I'm so screwed.
This weekend is going to be the telling one. *cry*

16,669 words now. That's officially one third done.

November 16, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 16
I'm giving up on the daily word counts and going with the total. It's just easier this way. The grand total is up to 15,149. I did some hardcore writing tonight. Too bad I can't really remember what I wrote...
November 15, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 15

I hate myself.

Instead of 4k words, I wrote 422.

This will not work.

November 14, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 14

Writing Hell. Similar to "fucking hell" expression wise.
Either way, that's where I'm stuck.

However, I refuse, REFUSE to end this weekend without clearing 10k words. Damn it.

10326. There, now I can go to bed.

November 13, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Days 12-13

I'm a bad, bad writer. :P

Fridays and Saturdays are bad for me to write. I'm so dead by the end of the week that I just can't pry any words out of me. I hope that changes after the next week when I'm unemployed (again).

I've only gotten 1004 words tonight. After this tonight, I suppose will count toward Sunday... I'll get a total at the end of chapter 5 or when I'm done writing for the weekend.

November 11, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 11
New record for me in word count world. I wrote 2309 words tonight and I feel FANTASTIC. I finished chapter 3 and chapter 4. Woo Hoo!! New total word count is 8707. Now we're cookin'.
November 10, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 10

Today, there was a killer migraine, or if it wasn't, it was one of the worst headaches I've ever had. *sigh* Eating at all today turned out to be a mistake every time. And yes, having a headache precludes writing. I could complain so much right now, but that's not why I post here.

My new total is 6398 words. That makes 1565 words tonight. That's much better. Plus, I think I'm done with chapter 3. I'll have to sleep on it though to be sure.

November 09, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 9
Just checked my word count for the day, on chapter three. Exactly 600 words. This amuses me. Plot-wise, I'm in a more comfortable place right now. I know what the immediate future holds for the characters. I just wish I wasn't so fragging tired. My total is now 4833. Very disappointing. Not much I can do about it right now though. :(
November 08, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 8

Well, one stressful thing is done with. My resignation at work was successfully turned in.

In spite of the notes I've made, I find that I'm shifting the end of chapter two up quite a bit. It feels like the end of a chapter, not the middle. I don't know why exactly, that's just how it's going to be. So, tonight, I've finished chapter two and chapter three is going to be a little different because of it. I'm now at 4233 total words.

November 07, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 7
Well, I finally got some serious writing done today, after church, but the weight of what's going to happen tomorrow is feeling very heavy right now. So, now I have a total of 3074 words. I did progress on my notes, enough to get me through chapter 2 and also work up some good notes of chapter 3. Turns out, I really can't write without notes to guide me, or I forget all the good stuff I want to put in. In addition, my white wipe board is working out well, since I can just scribble stuff down. The only problem so far is that it's too far away to write nicely, being that it's over my desk.
November 06, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Days 5 - 6
Days 5 and 6 did not exist for me. 0 words added. I did write my letter of resignation today though, does that count? It was 62 words long.
November 04, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 4
Holy crap, I'm tired. Again, I had a nap today. I have a headache and the prospect of the future is slicing deep into me. However, I got some writing done today and I'm proud to say, I finished chapter 1 and I'm up to 2,051 words. I'm still tired, so I'm quitting early for the night.
November 03, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 3
The world is conspiring against me. I'm sure of it now. Though it seems early for this descent into paranoia, I assure you, it's not. At least the election is no longer consuming my... oh, ok, that's a lie. I was sure from the beginning (though that may have been pure delusion) that Bush would win. At least it's done with. The rest of my life seems to be just beginning. And not in a good way. I need a new job, sooner or later, I suppose. The prospects are scaring me though. And I was called upon to help a friend today, and concern for her and her family consumed my afternoon. Words here flow like water, but on my story, they lag and fight me. Thus, I only have a total of 1,370 words now. To quote a forum title from the NaNo boards... I hate myself and want to die.
November 02, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 2
Oh dear. Things are not going well. I'm still stuck at the point where "it's the beginning and it's boring and IT SUCKS" -- how do I get out of this? I'm trying very hard not to just delete what I've written. However, I seem to be making some headway. Today, though, I only made it to 1,046 words total. So, at least I'm consistently behind. Argh!
November 01, 2004
NaNoWriMo - Day 1

Well, I've determined one thing a writer should never do the week that NaNoWriMo starts, and that is decide to quit her job. Today was bad. After work, I did some job searching and by the time I had the time to write, I was just so upset and depressed with the prospects...

So I'm off to a bad start. Only 312 words today. But it's just Monday and Monday's are always bad for me. Tomorrow will be better, I'm almost positive.