Last on Mars
|Date||Word Count||Comment on writing|
|Nov 1||4082||Honestly, NaNoWriMo is like my New Year’s celebration. I feel like I get a new chance at everything every November.|
|Nov 2||6008||Regarding the novel, I’m struggling right now with scenes, so I’m stopping for the night, hoping to pick up more tomorrow. Total word count is not bad for day 2.|
|Nov 5||13,109||I’m struggling today. I’m just not feeling the word flow today.|
Horrible day. Simply horrible.
|Nov 8||18,755||Today, writing went a little better. As I noted on my twitter, life is getting in the way of noveling. Not cool. Also, I’m in a real weird stretch of the story, so writing it is a little awkward. We’re on our way to somewhere big in the plot, but getting there is a bit icky.|
|Nov 9||21,501||I hit a scene I’d been looking forward to tonight. It was good, and I am pumped.|
|Nov 10||23,549||I feel like I’m doing very well. That said, I’m still a little hesitant to say that I like my story. I like some of it, but it’s about to take a turn and I’m not sure it will be good.|
|Nov 12||25001||I had a rough day at work and decided to take the night off.|
|Nov 15||32,340||Today was a beastly day! I am beat so I am going to bed a little early tonight.|
|Nov 16||33,088||I didn’t feel well and fell asleep early with a massive headache.|
|Nov 17||35,308||Writing went a bit better today after brainstorming with my husband.|
|Nov 18||36,577||The story is lagging a little. I’ve hit the rut, as so many do about this time in NaNo. I’m trying to ramp up to the second climax, one related to Mars instead of God, but it’s hard. I think I wore myself out a little on the first one.|
||So far as writing, I’m working well towards the end of the story. It’s getting intense and I want to write a lot tomorrow too. As much as I want to write, I am ready for this story to be over.|
|Nov 21||46,312||I added 5278 words to my word count today. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it very much. I wrote my best scene today, it made me cry it was so wonderful to write.|
1am on day 23, I am finished, with 50,007 words. That last
thousand was the hardest to write of the whole novel. My story
came up that much short.
But I did it and it’s done. YAY!!
|Nov 25||This is the earliest I’ve ever validated, so I’m pretty proud right now. Doubly so since I actually finished the story this year. Last year, I got to 50k and quit because I hated my story. Indicentally, I wrote the ending for that one this year, only took another 200 words. I’m a little disappointed in myself for that.|