Monday 29 November 2010

NaNoWriMo - The Fourth and Final Update

Yes it is the end of week four. I will not be posting tomorrow night. It is for the same reason that I didn't post my update blog yesterday. It is because...I FINISHED!!!!!

This last week I have pushed myself as far as possible, as you will see from my word counts. Well there are a couple of days where I didn't do quite so many words but I made up for that before and after.

I ended up spending the last hour of typing sat in the dark as I thought that if I got up to close the curtains and switch the light on I would lose my momentum.

So without further ado my word counts for the last week:

Monday: 1699
Tuesday: 4009
Wednesday: 342
Thursday: 946
Friday: 2545
Saturday: 2203
Sunday: 3331

Week total: 15075

Grand total: 50079 words!!!

I actually calculated my total as 50077 words but when I had it validated on the NaNoWriMo site they had it as 50079. So I went with their total. I've printed out my certificate. And I now plan on ignoring my first draft until the New Year. I can spend the time catching up with everything that I neglected throughout November.

Well done to all my fellow NaNoWriMoers, whether you have finished or not. Well done for simply having a go!

Random Quote #7

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

Monday 22 November 2010

Random Quote #6

I want to pass on a bit of advice that a friend gave to me when I was at my lowest during that time. She said to me...she said 'Don't look for the light at the end of the tunnel. Stomp along there and turn the f***** on yourself!'

Sarah Millican, Dave's One Night Stand

Sunday 21 November 2010

NaNoWriMo Update #3

Another week and seven more word counts. But this week has been a good one. I've had four figure word counts all week and today I have finally managed to claw my way back up to where I should be. Today's suggested word count was 35000 words and I am now four words over - yay!

Monday: 1703
Tuesday: 2136
Wednesday: 2274
Thursday: 1680
Friday: 2100
Saturday: 1832
Sunday: 1938

Week total: 13663 words

Grand total: 35004 words

Next week will be the last update before the end of NaNoWriMo. I'm on schedule at the moment so fingers crossed for the coming week.

Monday 15 November 2010

Random Quote #5

You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't know...

Pocahontas, Pocahontas (1995)

Sunday 14 November 2010

NaNoWriMo Update #2

Here we are at the end of week two!

I've read that week two is one of the hardest weeks, and I can see why. I struggled at the beginning of the week then I decided to write the ending. It had been circling around in my head for a while, so I have realised it in to my computer. And now I can return to writing the middle.

Word count:

Monday: 934
Tuesday: 1796
Wednesday: 1684
Thursday: 727
Friday: 2541
Saturday: 1845
Sunday: 796

Week total: 10323 words

Grand total: 21341 words

Although as you can see from today I have fallen behind slightly - I've been busy today, but I'm hoping that this next week I'll manage to catch up with my word count quite a bit.

See you next week!

Monday 8 November 2010

Random Quote #4

Granville: Nobody lives forever.

Arkwright: No, but I'm going to have a damn good try, aren't you?

Open All Hours (1976-1985)

Sunday 7 November 2010

A NaNoWriMo Update #1

Hello there fellow NaNoWriMoers, writers and everyone else not included in those first two titles.

Quick update on my word count in the first week:

Monday: 1761
Tuesday: 1834
Wednesday: 1973
Thursday: 626
Friday: 818
Saturday: 2201
Sunday: 1805

Total for the first week: 11018

I think it is going quite well so far. Some of what I am writing is complete fact quite a bit of it is rubbish. But my first draft is tootling along nicely. I have to keep jumping back and forth within the story to add bits.

According to the NaNoWriMo site at the rate I am going I should finish on 2nd December so I do have to catch up a little, but thankfully not by much.

Hopefull my 'random quotes' are keeping you entertained throughout this time.

Monday 1 November 2010

Random Quote #3

Go on, laugh. Make a jackass out of yourself!

Jiminy Cricket
Pinocchio (1940)