Monthly Archives: November 2010

NaNo Day #29 – 50,064 words! I’m done!

This was part of today’s e-mail pep talk. It’s from author Dave Eggers. At this point (50,064 words later) he sums up my experience better than I can. But, before we get to Dave, a sincere thank you for supporting … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #28

Word count: 44,252 Words to go: 5,748 Today’s surprise: the Space Needle helped one of my characters feel in control of his life. The Space Needle has been a recurring symbol in the novel and I’m pleased with this final … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #27

Word count: 41,892 Words to go: 8,108 (that’s less than 10,000 for anyone who has trouble — like me — with math!) Confession: I really, really, really didn’t want to write tonight. But, I knew if I didn’t get my … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #26 – the final frontier

Word count: 39,159 Words to go: 10,841 Days left: 4 This feels like the final frontier. Step by step, bird by bird, and word by word. Questions on my mind at this point in the process: – Is the antagonist … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #24

First of all, congrats to my friend Kim who has reached the 50,000 word count ! What an inspiration. Woot woot! Here at my writing desk, I feel like I’m still on track, and I’m also getting a little anxious … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #23

So, NaNo ends in one week. At the beginning of this journey, November 30 seemed a long ways off. And now it’s just seven days away. Word count: 31,019 What I’ve learned thus far: I still like to write fiction! … Continue reading

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NaNo Day #21

Boo ya! Word count: 28,142 Words to go: 21,858 I feel like I’ve turned a corner. Earlier today I broke down the daily word count goals and attached scenes to each of those days/word counts. Having that new map to … Continue reading

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