Thursday, November 11, 2010

50,000 Words In One Month!

Now Playing -
Sleep  by Meiko

Life - 

Every year they do it. Somehow. Authors worldwide spend thirty days, the month of November, writing a book for National Novel Writing Month. Fifty Thousand Words. That's right around 1,700 a day.

Which isn't too bad when you look at it from a day to day standpoint, but when you suddenly miss a day because you worked a 10 hour shift and drove 70 minutes to and from work and made dinner and by the end of the night you were just too darned tired? Yeah, then you've gotta get in 3,000 words to catch up. 

And November seems like a horrible month to do this, at least for me. I'm dealing with Christmas at home and work, and the weather outside, which means a longer commute and possibly snow shoveling... To say nothing of what a slow typist I am anyway!

But I'm gonna try it this month. Mostly because I have a great idea for a Post Apocalyptic Crime Novel, set in the 50's. And because I'm tired of working on my zombie novel for a little while. So far I haven't done too badly, I'm at just below 15,000 words. Of course, I'm supposed to be at over 18k... So keep an eye on that blue box at the top of my post, that's my real-time ticker of where I'm at.

Anyone else here writing their NaNoWriMo project this month? And how in the world do you do it??

Weighty Matters - 
  My Current Weight -  297
Progress Thus Far -   
Nothing really, again, but I'm telling myself that part of that is that I've started to work my shoulder and arms more aggressively from a muscle building aspect. 

  Writing - 

The Last Sentence - 

If that failed, he'd climb up into that big, ostentatious bed and swallow the mean end of a Remington. 
From - " Mr Pale Steps Out " (WIP)


Rena said...

Good luck with NaNo! I decided to skip it this year, being I just finished a MG about a month earlier. I'm working on getting that revised and ready to send out.

Good luck on the weight loss and exercise, too!

Lindsay Kiernan said...

Stop complaining Kris! Buck up and just write! That said you are now ahead of me, drat. Oh and I love the last line.

Lindsay Kiernan

Reviews Of Unusual Size! said...

Thanks, Rena! Good luck revising that MS. That's far worse than the writing.

If I stop complaining, Lindsay, I wouldn't have anything to blog about!