I am still writing but wanted to update before I forget again. So far I am at 11,000+ and I am hoping to hit at least 13k before sleeping tonight. That would put me a little over Saturday’s goal. As long as I can keep myself no more than one day behind I think I am in good shape. Going to write for another hour or so then go pass out. Night, Wrimos!
Today I am making a dent in word count. I hit 7550 words during a word war after crashing another region’s chat room! Still got a ways to go but it is looking good for hitting 10k tonight.
I know I’m a day behind on this, but I finished last night with about 1900 words. To end with 75k, I need 2500 a day. Not too bad for the first day, though.
Back to writing.
November is the busiest time of year for me, so I felt it was time again to self-promote everything that’s going on. The links might help explain some of my disappearance or sudden increase on posting. Not sure which way it’ll go yet, but I hope for the latter! I participate in National Novel Writing Month, which starts tomorrow. To follow my progress or add me if you also write, visit my profile here. There may be daily posts about word count (or lack of reaching said word count) and snippets of my novel. I plan on doing my best to reach 75,000 words this year. Donate to NaNo and Office and Letters and Light in my name and increase my noveling karma here. I do have a Twitter widget on the right side of my blog, but if you’d like the actual page to follow me, click here. Besides all the writing, meetings, and trip to San Fran, there’s also at least two Thanksgivings for me to attend. Add that Koda is teething and being a generally rebellious dog, and November is going to be very busy!
Two links for you today! The first is a recipe I’m going to try out tonight. Cooks.com – Recipe – Drunken Shepherds Pie.
Link two is this amazing video someone made of their house lit up for Halloween with music and everything to Nightmare Before Christmas!
NaNoWriMo is very quickly approaching and I must say I’m very nervous. Each year brings it’s own worries and concerns, but for 2011 I’ll be joining a new region for the first time since I started all of this back home in 2005. My past experiences left more to be desired when I first attempted to join this group, so I hope this time I’ll receive a warmer welcome. I can understand wanting a small group, but I feel everyone should be welcome and encouraged to attend, no matter the group size or whatever else. The nervousness has crept into a hole and is now doing battle against depression, each fighting to decide how this NaNo should fail. To combat these feelings, I have been making sure to dive into my notebooks anytime I think I should just skip NaNoWriMo 2011. It helps me focus on plotting and characters if for no other reason than it’s far better to spend energy on a novel than anything else currently in my head.
I ran into a comic the other day that I must share with you all. It explains the dilemma I go through every day in order to put socks on.
My socks must always match, I don’t what pair it is, they must be a matching pair! Last month I realized that the mate to one of my favorite sets of ankle socks is missing, and it irks me. Where are you missing sock?!