NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Two

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 0 comments
Current word count: 3,898
Words this week: 1,688
Average words per day: 241

My progress was slightly less than I had to expected it to be last week, but not by much. With everything else going on, I predicted a low word count.

For what I did write, the story took some very unexpected turns. One twist in particular caught me totally by surprise. I have no idea what the muse has in mind, but it makes for one heck of a chapter-ending cliffhanger. (I suspect, as with the first story, it is going lead down to some very interesting philosophical paths . . .)

We shall see what the next week shall bring . . .

Until then . . . Write on!
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NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week One

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 0 comments
Current word count: 2,210
Words this week: 2,210
Average words per day: 315

Not quite the progress I would have liked, but it is forward motion and that's what this year is all about.

Even given that, the word count is a bit less than I would have liked, but not wholly unexpected given the other things going on.

The story itself has taken some both planned and unexpected directions. As with the first story, it will be interesting to see what themes and issues my muse stirs up from my subconscious to further surprise me.

Until next week . . . Write on!
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NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Stories are Like Children . . .

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 0 comments
. . . or is that the other way around?

This year's writing effort is planned to be a sequel to my novella, "Building Baby Brother". I finally have an idea what needs to happen next and, unusual for me, some its content is likely to be slightly more topical. (What can I say? We all deal with stress and uncertainty in our own way.)

Let's put this right up front: With everything else going on in my personal and professional life right now, I suffer from no illusions of "winning" by reaching the preferred 50,000-word goal. If I can achieve half of that, I will be very, very pleased. (The original draft of "Building Baby Brother" came in at slightly more than 24,000 words, so it seems a reasonable goal to set.)

As always, I will keep you posted on my progress here.

To all of my fellow NaNo-ers out there: Write on!
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