Monthly Archives: November 2012

NaNoWriMo – Day #28

And we have a winner. Fantastic day today and the 50k+ word count has been beaten.

NaNoWriMo 2012 is over – two days early. I’ve had highs, lows and frustrating times. It’s been blindingly easy and viciously brutal.

So … the ending totals for Tiberius Bound are:

  • Previous total – 49,404
  • Today’s total – 2,238
  • New total – 51,642

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NaNoWriMo – Day #27

Another comfortable day which leaves me a gnat’s whisker away from completing the 50,000 word challenge. It’s getting to the real meat of the story and when the NaNoWriMo is over it still leaves me about 20,000 words to do to complete the desired word count level. Phew.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 47,576
  • Today’s total – 1,828
  • New total – 49,404
  • Leaving just 596 to go

Should be able to knock that out tomorrow …

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NaNoWriMo – Day #26

Another reasonable day, today. I had an action scene to write so the minimum daily count was pretty achievable. Should be finished by Wednesday – two days ahead of schedule. Phew, it’s been emotional and tougher than I thought it would be.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 45,880
  • Today’s total – 1,696
  • New total – 47,576
  • Leaving – 2,424 to go

That means I’m up on the required minimum average by 4,234 words.

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NaNoWriMo – Days #19 – #25

OK, a mammoth update here. I’ve been really busy this last week, one thing and another and the highly annoying cough/cold hasn’t helped. Anyway, it’s been a very productive week and I’m on the cusp of successfully completing the NaNoWriMo challenge.

As far as the story is concerned, it’s going very well. Not well for Daniel, you understand, but well in terms of what’s happening. It will need re-working, no doubt about it, but I’m really happy with how it looks at this point.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 33,117
  • 19th’s total – 1,387
  • 20th’s total – 2,314
  • 21st’s total – 1,672
  • 22nd’s total – 1,683
  • 23rd’s total – 1,360
  • 24th’s total – 2,218
  • Today’s total – 2,129
  • New total – 45,880

That means I’m up on the required minimum average by 4,205 words.

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NaNoWriMo – Days #17 & #18

The plan to take it easy (physically) over the weekend has paid off. I had a nice and relaxed day yesterday – a bit of shopping and a coffee out late morning – and still managed to crank out a good number of words without too much of a problem. And today has been pretty much the same.

The story is going well but even despite a framework to write by it still has gone off at tangents. That’s what I like about writing. It’s good to have a plan but when the characters choose to do something different then you have to let them and deal with it.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 28,756
  • Saturday’s total – 2,157
  • Today’s total – 2,204
  • New total – 33,117

That means I’m up on the required minimum average by 3,111 words.

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NaNoWriMo – Days #15 & #16

Yesterday was a bomb. I had heard that competing in the NaNoWriMo was a gruelling slog and they are not wrong. I think that I’d pushed myself a little too hard trying to get the minimum word count done every day and still do my day job and home life, and I crashed. The sore throat that came on on Wednesday developed into something worse and at one point my voice had gone and breathing wasn’t easy.

It’s still not good but a huge night’s sleep and renewed vigour today meant that I cranked out my best day yet – close on three thousand words. Hopefully, if I take it (physically) easy over the weekend, I’ll be able to do a whole load more and be well up on target.

This writing lark is tough. Let no one tell you otherwise.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 25,290
  • Thursday’s total – 586
  • Today’s total – 2,880
  • New total – 28,756

That means I’m up on the required minimum average by 2,084 words.

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NaNoWriMo – Day #14

Again, a bit of a tough day. Had access to a PC at work, but came down with a really sore throat in the afternoon. And I mean really bad. So bad I could barely swallow. Not good. Still, managed to do the minimum, so it’s all good.

So … the current totals for Tiberius Bound is:

  • Previous total – 23,616
  • Today’s total – 1,674
  • New total – 25,290

That means I’m up on the required minimum average by 1,952 words.

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