Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nearing the end of NaNoWriMo

So, in my part of the world, it's Sunday the 27th at 10:54 pm

I have complete 46K words for the novel, I have a mere 4,000 words to go.

This is the first time I ever tried to write a 50K novel in 30 days. It's been an interesting experience.
But to some extent, I never would have made it without taking 2 weeks off work. I can base that on two problems
  1. it was pretty rare for me to just 'go for broke' typing. I kept going through ideas in my head working through things and that's not in the NaNo spirit.
  2. if you are going to write a novel in a mere month, it really is a good idea to have a solid picture of the main events, the major characters. Give everything names, write up sheets about them and get to know them IN ADVANCE. Cause if you don't, problem 1 kicks in again. 


  1. You've done great! And you only have one full on red day on your calendar! lol

    Keep it up!

  2. True, only one red day but there was a lot of yellow. Each of those represents too little progress for a day.

    But there is a good bit of green for the past two weeks.

    I'm glad they fixed the calendar style widget, it's the most interesting.