Monday, November 26, 2007

1 hour

That is all I am giving my self this morning. One hour to blog, to surf, enjoy my delicious Caramel Macchiato. Then I need to write, write, write. I am woefully behind on my word count but I am determined to do it even if it means skimping on sleep....well maybe I'll just call in sick to work. *G*

I have a lovely battle brewing in the back of my mind and that should help the word count significantly. Nothing like fear and bloodshed to get the creative juices flowing...although I think the only fear will be from me. Pretty much all my characters are badassess, not a delicate flower in the bunch. Not that it's a bad thing but I really can't stand it when in a movie or book a character just stands there fluttering their hands when something it happening in front of them. For god sakes pick up something hard and cosh the bad guy (or gal) on the head.

Speaking of head coshing, I'm off to do some of my own.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Chugging right along....

Ok so I'm behind, but I'm not panicking. I always do my best work when under pressure. I have found it hard because I've been breaking the cardinal rule of NaNoWriMo. I keep editing as I go. My bad, It doesn't need to be perfect and if I want to add a page long description of dancing, puce coloured, radishes I can, but I don't because that little voice in me thinks it would be wasting time because I know I'll delete it later.

While I am working on a novel, I am allowed little flights of acid-inspired fancy, only the internal editor keeps forgetting that.

There are 9 days, 4 hours, and 6 minutes left and I have to write 26 thousand words. That doesn't sound too scary as long as I get 3000 done a day I should finish with time to spare.

I have to go write now.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Just a spit behind 12

So originally I wanted to keep up with 2000 a day for my NaNo. That is my plan every year and so far I've never been able to keep it up LOL Well it's more of a guideline then an actual set in stone plan. I'm about 6000 words behind my goals which is if I get my 2000 done today.

We have suffered a family loss this morning which is beating at my skull like a jackhammer. Ironically I don't think meeting my word count will be all that hard. I'm in the mood to vent so I expect to write a melodramatic assassination of many characters....shit I only have 3 so far. That's ok I'm going to introduce a bunch more and then start killing them off. Shoot first, let the editor sort out the bodies.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Stay on target, Stay on target.....

4 days into NaNoWriMo and I am doing well. Current count is 4453 words as of last night. In order to keep up to my 2000 words a day rule I'll have to write 3547 words today. A bit of a lofty goal but not completely unattainable, considering that I have today off. I'm going to charge up the laptop and keep it running all day and just peck away at the story when the ideas strike.

I am a big one for rewards, (Who isn't LOL) A few days ago I bought a copy of the Firefly series. For anyone who doesn't know this the series that Joss Whedon did after Buffy. It only lasted one season and then was yanked out from under him. Shitty because it's awesome. Because of this he had left numerous threads and questions unanswered. Well because he is just the most amazing story teller ever (I might be bias) He made the Serenity movie to wrap up everything that had been left hanging after the tv show. It is one of my favourite movies and everyone that I've talked too loves it after they have seen it.

Anyhoo My reward to myself is everyday I get my 2000 words done I treat myself by watching an episode. Pretty clever huh. I thought so. Which is why I need to catch up my word count 'cause I didn't get to watch one yesterday and it's killing me !! LOL