15 November 2010

NaNoWriMo, Day Whatever

I had vague thoughts, this year, as October turned into November, of blogging NaNoWriMo as I have for the past two years. I had fun tracking my progress and pulling random stats out of my novel in '08 and '09. It made me feel like I was accomplishing something each day, and like I was accountable for laying down raw word count as often as I possibly could.

Here's what's happened this year. It's November 15 and I have 32, 876 words written. I'm about to add to that word count in the last hour of today, before I hit the hay.

I am amazed, myself. As a classic procrastinator and bona fide last-minute Sally, I don't know what to say for myself, except "woo!" and "hoo!"

Basically, if I wasn't so wiped out, I would be all:

Demonic explosions: 3
Serial killers: 2 or 4, depending on how you count 'em
Tentacle rapes: 1
Superpower transfers: 1 or 2, depending on if you count tentacles as a superpower

This month also marks the first time since I started doing serious content writing for a certain rather large online organization (under my other, some might say actual name) that I've been able to keep up with my quota. I've been a busy bee.

And I have to say, I'm really happy with the novel so far. More about that later, skaters! Happy NaNo-ing.

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