Monday, November 29, 2010

End of Week 4 -- Ahhhhhh!

Well, I'm deliriously happy to report that my NaNoWriMo efforts have paid off. I not only hit the 50,000 word count, but did it one day early! I got my Winner's Badge and my Certificate so I'm happy. Okay, so my fingers are worn down to little nubbies, my head is ready to explode, and I'm sleep deprived... So what? I did it! And that's all that matters... Right?

And now, I'm doing what other "WriMo's" are probably doing--putting aside the manuscript for a while and enjoying the time off!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

End of Week 3

*yawn* Oh, hi everybody. Well, I have to say, after 33,000 words, exhaustion is starting to creep in. Okay, I lied, it definitely crept. I'm using toothpicks and heavy doses of caffeine just to keep my eyes open. And, although my head refuses to stay on my shoulders, and my hands are no longer working hand-in-hand, I refuse to give up! Did I just say "hand-in-hand" about my hands? *yawn*

Sunday, November 14, 2010

End of Week 2

As you may have realized, it's the end of week 2 of NaNoWriMo. Things have slowed down a bit for me and I have taken to consuming an overabundance of caffeine. At this point in the game, I find myself spending more time sleeping with my eyes open than closed. Perhaps it's just a side effect of the caffeine. I clocked in today at just under 20,000 words so I guess I shouldn't start fretting yet... right?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

End of Week 1

Today marks the end of week 1 of NaNoWriMo and I have to say, it's going pretty well. I have over 10,000 words so far and still going strong. I just hope I have enough ideas for another 40,000! Perhaps a little caffeine might be in order....

Monday, November 1, 2010

NaNoWriMo is a Go!

Well, today marks a very special day. It's NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month! And this year, I have decided to participate, thanks to the influence of one my writing buddies (and you know who you are!). For any of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is all about, I’ll explain. Those who sign up begin writing like crazy starting on November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. I hear many of you saying, “Yeah, right!” I’d like to just add here that it’s all about quantity not quality. What do you expect in 30 days?! Quality is reserved for December and January and February and so on.

So, in honor of NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to keep you all updated on my progress. At the end of each week, I will post a note on how things are going. As of now, I’ve got two words to my name! Good start, right? I’m very excited. Wish me luck!