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2012-11-27 06:41 pm


2562 words, for a validated total of 50,001. That is a novel.

It's a crappy one. Characters vanished into nowhere as they were no longer important. Strange powers appeared and disappeared as I forgot about them, then reappeared when I remembered them. Dialogue was sometimes forced to play out a plot point instead of letting a character speak. The story itself was simplistic and meandering. Items of background were introduced without concern for their impact on the setting, then discarded when they were no longer important to the plot. Every once in a while, I forgot which setting I was placing the story, and it changed to a different one, then back.

But it is done. I wrote a 50,000 word novel in 27 days.
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2012-11-26 06:44 pm

Nearly Done

2127 words today, bringing the running total to 47,439. That leaves me with at least 2561 to go, which means I should be done tomorrow, or possibly the next day.

The invasion of the city was almost an anticlimax. All that is left is to put in place a new government to replace the tyrant who set this whole story in motion by fighting with one of the protagonists. This all feels like epilogue. I need to figure out something to spice it up. And I have a nasty imagination at times.
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2012-11-25 07:31 pm

Closing In On The End

2665 words today, bringing the total to 45,312 according to the official word-counter at the NaNoWriMo site.

The big battle happened. Many Bothanspeople died. Strange allies (who have been foreshadowed from early on) appeared, then vanished just as quickly. One of the main characters can't get an image from the fight out of his head. There's more fighting ahead, though. It looks like love will win the field in the end.

Hahaha, I crack me up.
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2012-11-21 08:13 pm

That Was… Intense

I wrote 2377 words, bringing the running total to 38,677. Everything I wrote is part of an extended dream sequence (the wizard, Ahlissa, is trying to get some information about a threat only she can sense coming, and she is wandering in the dream world to do so). It was… not exactly porny, but a portion of it was pretty intensely and graphically sexual, in a surrealist way. There was a universe-spanning phallus, an intersexed goat-man who was also at the same time a bull and a stag, and a cosmically significant orgasm/explosion of kundalini serpent power that resulted in the creation of the world, sort of. I tried to pack as much Freudian, Jungian, and mystic/mythic/magical significance into the scene as I could, and I'm actually pretty pleased with the result. It could probably do with some editing, but there's a lot that I like about it.
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2012-11-21 12:57 am

What The Hell Am I Doing?

1455 words, bringing it up to 36,300 even. The characters are still yammering about the philosophical implications of what they're doing. (And relationship worries are surfacing, much to one character's dismay. I wonder if she'll be able to weather them.) But the war is coming down the pike with inevitability. Soon, all of the hand-wringing will be put to the test. Are they who they think they are? Will their resolve fail at the last moment? Who knows? Certainly not me.
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2012-11-19 07:01 pm

Characters Are Being Dumb

2269 words today, for a total so far of 34,845. All the characters are being introspective and thinking about what they are doing, about each other, whether vengeance has meaning or can at least serve as the basis of meaningful action otherwise, about moving on after a relationship ends (um, because one of the parties died), and stupid crap like that. I want them to get back to beating up the cads who deserve it, but they've got a bit of a journey before they can. Who knows, though? Maybe something will come up.
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2012-11-18 06:10 pm

Words Flow Like Water From A Holy Well

Yesterday, I didn't write anything at all. I had suffered a bout of insomnia, which meant that I didn't get to sleep until about four hours after my normal bedtime, and then I woke up correspondingly later.

Today, I wrote 2399 words, totaling 32,576. I'm still ahead of the game, by over 2500 words.
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2012-11-17 10:11 pm

No Writing Today

Insomnia kept me up far too late, and I ended up sleeping through the period of the day that is normally most productive for me. As a result, I decided to take the day off of writing. Since I could also skip tomorrow and still be at par to finish by the end of the month (and my average writing speed is enough that I could probably even forgo writing for several more days this month), I don't think that it's going to be a problem.
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2012-11-17 12:15 am

Just The Updates, Ma'am

1695 words, totaling 30,177.
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2012-11-15 07:20 pm

Word Count Update

Forgot to post the count here yesterday. I wasn't feeling it, and only got 874 written yesterday. Today was more productive, with 2918 words. That makes a running total of 28,482 so far. I'm pretty sure that I've got this.
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2012-11-13 08:29 pm

NaNoWriMo Update And Nothing Else

Decided to pack it in after 2273 words, bringing me to a total of 24,690. That's pretty close to halfway there. I've been averaging 1899 words a day, including the two days where I didn't really write much at all. At this rate, if I can keep it up, the NaNoWriMo website shows a trend toward finishing around the 26th.

The characters are being a lot more sexual than I had intended. In part, this is because of an event earlier in the story, but they are not yet aware of it. One of them has begun to suspect what's going on, though. She's the only one who would be able to do anything about it, but she is still deciding if she wants to. After all, if she does, it might turn out that what she had wanted, and had gotten, will slip away from her.

Not yet sure what these events have to do with the larger story arc, but I'm sure that I'll find out. Yay, picaresque!
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2012-11-12 08:11 pm

Today's Word Count

I had to run some errands today, so I wasn't able to write as much as I probably could have. I might get some more written, but I wouldn't bet on it. The momentum of the day is pretty much broken. Yesterday, I didn't write even one word, as I was distracted by the Firefly marathon on the Science Channel.

I do still love that series a great deal.

Anyway, 2282 words, giving a total to date of 22,417. There has not been a day where I've fallen under par in the NaNoWriMo challenge of this year, even with two days out of the twelve so far where I wrote less than a thousand words (including yesterday, where I wrote zero).
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2012-11-10 07:28 pm

Writing Wall Is Broken!

The rest from writing yesterday (where I only managed a measly 714 words) seems to have done the trick (though I also credit the large amount of caffeine I drank after I woke up), as I got in a record (for me) 4020 words so far today, for a total to date of 20,135. Also, finally the two characters who had been dancing around it managed to get themselves together, overcome their ghosts, and fuck. It only took a shock to their systems, almost literally.

I may manage some more words today, but I seem to have come to a break for the moment.
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2012-11-09 01:26 am

Another NaNoWriMo Update

Yesterday, 1903 words, totaling 15,401.
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2012-11-08 12:41 am


1924 words, for a total so far of 13,498.
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2012-11-06 05:53 pm

Update On Election Day

1827 words, for a total of 11,574.

Taking a break to watch Prometheus, and then the Daily Show's election coverage.

If you haven't voted yet, go do it!
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2012-11-06 12:45 am

Next Update

Monday's totals: 958 words, for a total of 9747.

I let myself get distracted by a couple of movies (Brigham Young and Ghost Dog; I am apparently a very eclectic film-watcher). Both are fairly long, nearly 2 hours each, so they ate up a lot of my day. I should get that sort of thing under control, or set aside more time to play catch-up with my writing. It's not that critical, since the total is still ahead of schedule, but I would prefer to be much further along.
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2012-11-04 08:23 pm


Only, I haven't written a word all day. I just keep mucking about on the internets. I think I do need to take today off, though, as I am feeling pretty run down. Whether that is because of a lack of caffeine, a lot of extra walking yesterday, or working harder (and a bit later) than usual, I'm not sure.
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2012-11-04 05:36 pm

Joyous, If Too Brief, Reunion

Yesterday, I went to Seattle to visit with [profile] morthael and [personal profile] icprncs, who are currently living in another state but had come back to visit. I was also able to visit with [personal profile] leenerella and [personal profile] juryrigger, at whose house they are staying and which was where the get-together occurred, [personal profile] balzacq and [personal profile] theda, [personal profile] bork, [personal profile] m_cobweb and [personal profile] darkmane, [profile] domichan, [profile] dporowski, [personal profile] moriae and Gray, [personal profile] ms_vermilion and [profile] splendid_geryon, [personal profile] staxxy, [personal profile] domestinatrix, [personal profile] sistawendy, Amber (who has deleted and purged her LJ), and likely some people whom I've unintentionally forgotten. There were children (who were all reasonably well-behaved, though I apparently terrified one toddler, probably due to my hat; she did seem to get over it as the day went on), cats, and copious amounts of conversation and laughter. Wine and light food punctuated the day.

So, I didn't have access to internet for much of that day. On the ferry trip over and back, I did manage to get 1508 words written, for a total of 8789.
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2012-11-02 07:25 pm

Still Easy

3579 words, for a two-day total of 7281 (I added some more words after I posted that last update, finishing the day with 3702). Seems like a good pace so far.