NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Winning Isn’t Everything

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 0 comments

Childtime Institutions (front cover)Final word count: 22,751
Average words per day: 758

I’d say that this closes the book on another NaNoWriMo, but that would be untrue in several ways.

First of all, the story is far from finished. I’ll undoubtedly pick it up again some day and write the rest of the tale.

Second, although I did not “win” by reaching the goal of 50,000 words, that’s slightly more than 750 words a day that might not otherwise have been written.

Third, it was a useful exercise in helping me build the world in which “Childtime” came to be.

So, although my tenth year of participating was a disappointing one, it was far from a wasted one.

Until next year . . .

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Four

Sunday, November 29, 2015 0 comments


Current word count: 22,032
Words this week: 6,695
Average words per day: 956

Well . . . a better week than last week is about all I can claim.

A 50,000-word win seems pretty much not happening this year. Yes, I’m disappointed, but at least I have 22,000-plus words I didn’t have at the start of November.

Let’s see where I end up . . .

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NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Three

Sunday, November 22, 2015 0 comments

PrintCurrent word count: 15.337
Words this week: 5,369
Average words per day: 767

So . . . a better week than last week.

Although if not by much, I’ll take it. It’s not my worst Week Three word count, but again not by much.

The odds are very slim that I will reach 50,000 words this year. That bothers me a bit, with this being my 10th year of doing this.

But, as I always tell everyone else who asks, “Any word count greater than zero is a Good Thing.”

Back at it . . . to see just how far I can go this year.

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