Monday, November 8, 2010

Week One

Well, I've completely thrown away any plans I had about scheduled posting in November :P The problem is that I have five assignments, quizzes, etc. in school this month and then after school ends on November 30th I have exams. So while NaNoing, I must do assignments and study for tests and study for exams. It is a little overwhelming. The problem with blogging is that it is a form of writing that is NOT part of NaNo and therefore it is something I am very reluctant to do.

Here's how my word count has gone for the past week:

Day one: 3 200
Day two: 6 000
Day three: 9 166
Day four: 11 034
Day five: 12 088
Day six: 14 000
Day seven: 15 005

As you can see I've fallen behind on the weekend (to reach 75K, which is my goal this year, I should be at 17 500 words on day seven)...that's because I'm busier during the weekend, with work and homework, than I am during the school week :P It's much harder for me to write when I'm at home, knowing I should be studying or I could be reading or I should do some chores, etc.

Some thoughts I jotted down while NaNoing: NaNoWriMo makes me write very crappy dialogue. I'm very terrible at estimating, for example, I don't if a two kilometre square garden is really large for a royal garden or if 15 000 watts is bright for an industrial light. This is probably my worst written NaNo (which may or may not have something to do with my lack of planning...) but I am getting out a lot of ideas I wouldn't have thought of otherwise and while this my worst written NaNo, it is my best output so far. I can easily write 3 000 words during a weekday, which is very satisfying. My most common typo is of to or and vice versa. I have a lot of nonsense sentences, which have never really cropped up in any of my NaNos before. The word that killed my writing sprint one time was 'densest'. I had to think really hard about how to spell it XD

Now, lovelies, I must get back to studying/NaNoing. I've written my notes into my NaNo but they aren't pushing up word count very fast so I need to get them done and over with.

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