The first of December is here, across the country and around the world thousands of writers breathe a sigh of relief. The 2012 National Novel Writing Month event has finished.
The collective word count for this year is over three and a quarter billion. Yes I said Billion. 3,288,976,325 to be exact. That is a lot of words.
Throughout the month each of us has tried our hardest to reach that goal of 50,000 words of new content. Many are cheering themselves as they look at that purple status bar of a winner. Others are feeling sad they didn’t make it, or focusing on what did come out of the event for them.
Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 30: Pens Down, Turn In Your Papers
Here we are, the Twenty Ninth day of November is now completed.
One day of writing left. One day of complete insanity. As we who have yet to finish the 50,000 words madly dash for the National Novel Writing Month finish line.
Some of us have already crossed the line, in some cases days ago. Shattering the goal and reaching for more. To you I say WAY TO GO!
Some of us are inching ever closer, that goal sitting apparently just out of our reach. To you I say YOU CAN DO IT! GO! GO! GO!
Some of us, find themselves so far behind that 50k is just a dream. I ask you, did you write something most every day? Did you do your best with what the month handed you? Then to you I say KEEP IT UP!
Finally as my 50 hovers in that range where it is just beyond my reach I say to you all. If you have finished or not YOU ARE ALREADY A WINNER! You sat down at the beginning of the month with a goal, it may have been an unreachable goal but you had it.
If here on the last day of the month you are still striving to get your words on the page. You have WON.
Now, to figure out how in the world I’m going to write a “Standard Lowell” today… 🙂
Day 28 is done, the word counts are in.
I had a respectable day. I am way ahead of where I ended last year.
So 2 days of writing left. Miles to go to the 50k.
Am I giving up. NO WAY.
To everyone else sitting where I am, so close yet so far, I have but one thing to say.
And so the Twenty Seventh day of NaNoWriMo came to a close.
I am feeling incredibly happy with my results today. As of the time I am writing this my word count for the month is 34,632, just slightly more that 15k short of the target.
I succeed in nearly reaching 3,500 words for the day come midnight!
While I am uncertain that I can manage the just of 5k per day needed to hit the goal in the next three days I’m going to give it my best shot.
I don’t think I have ever written so many words in a single day before either, certainly not this year and looking at the graph not last year either.
We are in the home stretch folks. Time to dig in an power through!
[UPDATE: Wow, I just took another look at this. I must have been really tired when I wrote it, the grammar is awful and some makes no sense. However in the spirit of NaNo I’ll avoid editing it]
Sunday the Twenty Fifth is behind us as we enter the sprint to the NaNo finish.
I was very please with my day 25 performance. Between a busy morning and the drive home I still managed nearly two thousand words added to my count, breaking the 30k mark with a few hundred words to spare.
How did I do it? Simple, when Sal took her turn driving she told me to get out the laptop and write. So I did, 1,202 words worth.
So, 5 days left, 19.5k to go. Nearly 4k per day to hit the target.
Ok fellow WriMo’s, let’s do this!
So day 24 of NaNoWriMo showed forward progress. Again not as good as I would like or need to reach the goal, however as I had a fairly busy day I’m glad I was able to get in some writing during the day.
On to the next day and forward towards 50k!
Ok, so my penultimate Friday of National Novel Writing Month was not the most productive.
Between family stuff and a very nice date night with my wife, there just wasn’t much time to write. But I did manage to get in a few hundred more words. The 50k is looking less likely, however but I’m not giving up.
We did get a chance to see Skyfall yesterday. If you haven’t seen it, go see it! I will probably get a review written up sometime soon.