NaNoWriMo 2014 Report: Week Three

Saturday, November 22, 2014 0 comments

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonCurrent word count: 24,310
Average words per day: 1,230

This has been another slow, low word-count week, but that was pretty much as expected. With the big event at work behind me, and a long holiday weekend coming up, I hope to make some major strides forward in terms of catching up.

I am pleased to report (I suppose), that this is not my worst NaNoWriMo year on record. I am still ahead of the year when I didn’t finish—although not by much.

The next week might be challenge. Not from my conflicting demands on my time, as has been the case so far, but (finally!) in terms of story. I still don’t have a strong sense of what kind of person my main character was in his past, before the events that changed him then turned him into the person he is now. Hopefully that will come to me before I actually get there.

I do have some other narrative tap-dancing that I can do it around it until then, but I will need to decide soon.

Returning to commune with my muse once more . . .

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Report: Week Two

Saturday, November 15, 2014 2 comments

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonCurrent word count: 15,699
Average words per day: 1,374

This week shaped up to be little better than Week One.

A confluence of an extremely busy week at work, along with other factors, contributed to a much lower word count than I would have liked. It was not so much a lack of plot or ideas, as it was a lack of dedicated writing time.

Checking over my records from my previous years of NaNoWriMo, it looks like Week Two is generally my lowest one in overall word count from the other weeks. I’m behind in terms of my overall word count from where I would like to be, but not getting too concerned about it just yet. However, next week will likely be another challenging one, but plan to catch up once the week is over and during Week Four.

Okay, back at it . . .

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Report: Week One

Saturday, November 08, 2014 0 comments

Participant-2014-Square-ButtonCurrent word count: 7,457
Average words per day: 1,065

This is not shaping up to be one of my better NaNoWriMo years. I started off strong (with word counts above 1,800 the first two days), but it has dropped off steady since then for a variety of reasons.

While my totals are well above those of 2008 (my only “losing” year), they are way below where they should be. Catching up this weekend is not impossible, so we’ll see what happens.

Getting back to it now . . . rather than spending word count here!

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