NaNoWriMo – Day 25

The end of the month is rapidly approaching, and I will be appealing to the time lords to extend the month by about 10 days.

In other words, it’s not going to be finished in the time allocated.


I guess there will be some NaNoWriMo reports with a suffix of Day 100.

Only kidding, but it will take longer and I intend to persevere.

What takes the time is the little nuances of the characters and the story that crop up when you least expect it.

Anyway, onwards and upwards…

For the statisticians, todays word count is 2,877 for a running total of 63,297.

NaNoWriMo – Day 24

It’s all downhill from here.

I wish it was.

I see the list of chapters to be written and groan. The story is flowing, and ideas that were mere headings some weeks ago are turning into parts of the tale.

A backstory is being told in the background, fleshing out more about the realm the people how they came to be in the seven kingdoms, and what happened to the original people.

It’s like writing the history of the world.

Then there’s the ten mini adventures in collecting the artifacts that will reunite all the realm in peace.

If only it was that simple in reality. For some reason, the various peoples of the world cannot seem to come together, and there always has to be at least one nation (or kingdom) that wants to dominate the rest.

Perhaps that is the one flaw of all men, we are all supposed to be equal, but in the eyes of some, that can never be.

IT’s probably why we write fairy tales. It’s easier to write a story to make it happen rather than sit down and make it happen in reality.

For those statiticians among us, 2,733 words for the day, making a running total of 60, 420 words.

This project is exceeding all of my expectations.

NaNoWriMo – Day 23

So I just found out I hadn’t written a report for yesterday.

Done now.

AS for today. it was not as productive as it could be, and I’m falling behind.

But I did get to discuss plotlines with my eldest granddaughter, who is the role model for Marigold, well, she tells me how spoilt and complaining she is, and probably nothing like a real princess is.

Although there is a real life, wannabe princess who isn’t whom I’m sure Marigold will be like for only a short while before she wakes up to herself, and becomes the heroine.

Can’t say that will ever happen to the wannabe princess.

But, I digress.

Tomorrow I have to make up the word count because today was not very good.

For those counting, a daily total of 2,488, for a grand total of 57,687.

And Marigold, or whoever, just told me I should be working smarter not harder!


NaNoWriMo – Day 22

Well, here’s the thing.

I got so side tracked with writing that I forgot to make my report.

Not that there was much to report other than I’m working on four of five chapters at once, going back and forth, getting to plot line right.

And trying not to fall off the side of a mountain.

Hang on, that’s tomorrows story.

IT’s moving along but not as fast as I would like, and I am beginning to think I will not get it done in time.

Is there such a thing as overtime … when you are already working 24 hours a day.

I know, we need 40 hour days. Then I might get some sleep.

For those keeping numbers, 3,029 words for the day, and 55,199 so far.

That’s the second highest daily total. Phew!!!!

NaNoWriMo – Day 21

I crossed the threshold of 50,000 words, an achievement in itself, but not the end of the story.

It seems that not all stories can be fitted into a specific number, but, as some in the past have, this one, I knew, was going to take more effort.

Today I have been working on three separate parts of the story, a convenience because they are part of a running theme, and it’s best to write them together to ensure continuity.

Also, one of the main characters makes a discovery that surprises her, but not a friend of hers, who knew it was possible, but thought not to tell her, just in case it didn’t happen.

Confusing? At the moment it is, even to me, but more will come out as the story progresses.

I’m going to have to start sub plot threads to keep track.

For the statisticians, words today, 2,950, and the running total, 52,170.

It’s a pity I don’t have time to celebrate.

NaNoWriMo – Day 20

This is where the true mettle of a writer is found, down there in the trenches, getting it done.

I feel like I’m surrounded on all fronts by the enemy and t’s going to require an extraordinary feat to save the day.

The trouble is I’m nearing exhaustion.

I can feel the tiredness, the strain, but above all else the desire to finish.

Can the mere feat of writing ever take on being heroic?

No. I guess not.

I signed up for the full 30 days. No pulling out now, no matter how much the tie is trying to pull me in another direction.

It’s pen to paper and be damned!

For the statisticians, todays word count is 2,727 words for a running total of 49,220.

It’s agonisingly close, and, hopefully sometime tomorrow I’ll cross that invisible line in the sand.

It’s just a pity the book will not be finished.

NaNoWriMo – Day 19

Nearly two thirds of the way through the month. Id only I was two thirds of the way through this story.

I am a lot further than I thought I would be at this time, but there’s more work to be done.

This morning I started working on a section further along, before I;d finished a part further back, which can be fun, but I had an idea that was worth teasing out, because in the end it solved a minor block I’d reached, and then will lead to another part further on it the book.

Notes made in the various parts of the outline, it is now back to work.

It’s very early in the morning here in the underside of the world, and I’ working on a short piece before I go to bed, and tease the story out in my sleep.

Sometimes I forget what it was sometimes, when I wake up, I have to get pen to paper quickly, before that all important first cup of coffee!

For the statisticians, only 2,490 words today for a running total of 46,493.

NaNoWriMo – Day 18

Today I managed to get through a part of the story, that, not two days before, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it.

Perhaps, after writing the chapters before had something to do with it, because they were part of a vision that I wasn’t sure of.

A week ago those chapters were simple dot points in an outline.

Today, they represent about 30 pages in the book.

Still, no time to be self congratulatory. There’s far too much to be done, and so little time to get it done.

Todays report is brief.

For the statisticians, todays word count is 3,045, for a total of 44,003.

NaNoWriMo – Day 15

Half way!

I managed to get this far, and I still have energy in the store.

But, ideas are coming along while I’m writing the parts that need to be written, and it’s a constant battle to keep focussed on the writing, and scribble on those pesky post-it notes those ideas I want to keep.

The other problem, finding a pen that writes.

Don’t you find that as a writer, who uses pen and paper as well as a word processor, can never find a pen that writes when you need one.

Frustrating, and time consuming, and sometimes an idea is lost.

Enough of being sidetracked. For the statisticians, 2,271 words for the day, down on my usual totals (blame the dry pens) for a grand total so far of 35,382 words.