Nov. 25th, 2007 01:39 am
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After an intensive push I've finally done it (well, overdone it would be more like it).

My final NaNoWriMo count = 57,399

You actually get a completion icon for finishing the challenge so here it is...

Official NaNoWriMo 2007 Winner

In other story-wise, I'm currently putting the polish to chapter 20 of the Wants and Needs story, so I will probably post chapter 18 sometime today.
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Haven't done this in couple of days. It's Day 22 of the NaNoWriMo challenge. Writing-wise I am nearing the end. Whew. I will be glad when it is finished.

Word count = 47,462

Wants and Needs story readers info...
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I can't believe it. As if doing the NaNoWriMo and finishing the Wants and Needs story was not enough, I just had to go and submit a story for Catch-up week of [livejournal.com profile] b7friday . I did "kill two birds with one stone" though. I had promised to write a story for  [livejournal.com profile] debris4spike   which had Avon and Cally in it. Maybe it's because I can't stand having something outstanding and not finishing it.

Onto the NaNoWriMo stuff...Current count = 31,465
Managed to finish another chapter of the Wants and Needs story and am half-way through chapter 12. Sorry no post for that today.
I really do wish I could just add this story to the NaNo stuff but it just wouldn't make sense.  *sighs*
story count since Nov 1st = 18,005
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It was a slower day today (writing-wise) =P

 New update for NaNoWriMo count = 27,310

Also finished and posted Chapter 10 of the Wants and Needs story.
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Days 9 and 10 of the NaNoWriMo challenge saw lots of...you guessed it...writing!

Also managed to do lots of eating. Went with my colleagues to a dimsum place for lunch Friday. Went to a bar called Citizen Cain that night which serves great poutine and frogs legs.

Okay to the writing stuff...Woohoo! I've passed the half-way mark!
NaNoWriMo count = 25,621

Also managed to finish and post chapters 8 and 9 of the Wants and Needs story (total=3,981). Things are really hopping in the story. Almost everyone is where they are supposed to be for the main action now. I am having lots of fun writing it.

And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] jaxomsride for the idea of combining the Wants and Needs writing with the NaNo stuff. Not going to do that exactly, but have incorporated it in a different way so it will help when I run out of ideas for the NaNo story later on.
kalinda001: (Vila working)
 Another productive day in the writing mill.
NaNoWriMo count is now 21,505

Finished and posted chapter 7 of Wants and Needs. I really wish I could add the count for the chapters I've completed since Nov 1st to the NaNo stuff. That would have upped the count by another 10,051 *sigh* 
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Only managed another thousand or so in the NaNoWriMo story today.
Count = 18,496

But I did finish chapter 6 of the Wants and Needs story. And am well on my way to finishing chapter 7. Really on a roll now because it's alot of fun trying to advance six different plot threads simultaneously and make sure they all get to certain points at the same time.

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Really on a roll writing-wise. Got a good routine going. Finish writing and posting chapter 5 of the current Wants and Needs story yesterday. Spent most of today upping the NaNo count. 

NaNoWriMo update for November 6 (finally got past the 1/3 mark)
Word count = 17,411

Now halfway through chapter 6 of Wants and Needs. Have to step back a bit to do some planning as the next couple of chapters are heavier in action and I'm trying to keep track of six different plot threads.
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I feeling very good today. Just finished chapter 5 in the current story. Going to edit it tomorrow so no post for that yet.

And word count on my NaNoWriMo story is now = 10,474

Did some boring grocery shopping. Nothing to pic-spam about. Picked up sugar and creamers for the Tim Hortons coffee drinkers at work.
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 Well, either no one on my flist owns a sledgehammer (previous post), or no one is interested in helping me to not lose my mind; so I guess I'll just keep writing ;)

My NaNoWriMo count is now at 4020 words. It's amazing how much more prolific you can be when the goal is quantity, not quality. 

I think I'd better get back to writing the Wants and Needs story. Sorry guys, no post for that story today.

kalinda001: (rumours wicked)
* sigh* I did it. I just signed up for the NaNoWriMo. I must be out of my mind. Normally I would have no problems writing 50k words in a month. Those who've been reading some of the stories I've been writing know that it's hard for me not write at least 50k in a month. But to do that and do the NaNoWriMo? What was I thinking!! It will be my first non-B7 story. Although I couldn't get totally away from it. It will be a B7-related (kind of) story.

I do plan to continue writing the current stories while I'm doing this. And yes, they will take precedence over the NaNo stuff. Hence the "I should have my head examined..." I may hold off on doing any more challenges though. At least I'd better not do anymore. I really should not do anymore...I really really should not do anymore. Unless I get a good idea...

Any encouragement is welcome. Or maybe someone with a really big sledgehammer to stop me from writing before I go completely nuts.

Is anyone else doing the NaNoWriMo?

Here's the first excerpt...

The Muses in My Head
an excerpt
I am NOT a morning person and it's ...well...morning. I hate mornings. Whoever invented mornings should have their licences revoked or suffer a fate worse than death or at least receive a good reprimanding.  

I am just not prepared for mornings. They sneak up on you when you're having a really good dream and drag you into the cold light of reality.

Word count so far: 414  1066  1672 2108  3260  3721  4020