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Yosh, updating the last few days all at once here. :D Yay efficiency, lol.

Saturday was a tough one, and I think it all had to do with the impending meeting of my writing group the next day and the associated anxiety of having to read and excerpt aloud. ^^ I had decided to go with an o-fic snippet, and since I'm veeeeeery protective of my o-fic stuff, not to mention first drafts in general, I was really nervous about having to put something together that I could present to the rest of my group mates. I only managed 736 words, but that was at least half of the scene I'd chosen in the shower that day, haha, so I had no complaints. <3 Writing with the intention of reading aloud is naturally a more sluggish process, and it sorta goes against the freedom of the NaNo philosophy. But anyways, 736 is way better than 0. \o/

Sunday I managed to finish enough of the scene to bring it with me to the group meeting, and then when I got home I managed to make some headway with my actual NaNo project from the desperation of staying ahead of the daily quota guidelines. I was so far ahead for a while there, I just can't stand to have my stats graph dip down below the daily goal, you know? ^^; In any case, I was focused on beating the expected total of 36,667 instead of making my personal 2000 word quota, and thus ended up at 1956. So close! XDDDDD But whatever, my o-fic scene went over very well in group, and I know exactly what I'll be writing for next week's meeting too. So I can relax now, lol.

Today I worked hard since my brothers are coming into town tomorrow for Thanksgiving holiday, and the impact of having them around is an unknown factor. On the one hand they might be out in the TV room most of the time, which means I can write in peace. But who knows what randomnimity might be afoot, yeah? I wanted to cross 39,000 today, so I really hunkered down and managed 2321 for the day, making my total thus far:



39068 / 50000 words. 78% done!

Woo! Progress! XD Seven days left to pass 50K--I'm stoked. ♥

Day 20

Nov. 20th, 2009 11:24 pm
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Oh my, what a weird week this has been! @.@ Yesterday I was so worked up over that stupid dinner that I got nothing done beforehand. The dinner itself turned out to be super fun and I actually got a lead on the job I've been wanting--plus two people willing to recommend me! Yatta! So everything went okay there, and when I got home I was so relieved I basically collapsed from exhaustion and got nothing written, haha.

Anyways, finally made some headway! Wooo! Made my quota today - 2054. Which brings me up to:



34281 / 50000 words. 69% done!

Naruto just totally did this #1 Host type move, hahahahahaha. I think Sasuke is super pissed. XD The story is going really well I think. \o/

Day 18

Nov. 18th, 2009 09:57 pm
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>.> Struggled a bit today again. Had a hard time focusing and getting my thoughts and images out onto the page. Managed 1028 words in the end.

I'm preoccupied about this dinner I have to go to tomorrow, with a very bizarre cast of guests and hosts and........ I just can't shake the anxiety for some reason. Heh. I had a weird encounter with my Mom's friend's son the last time and so I'm feeling very paranoid about a possible repeat performance and unable to concentrate on anything, not just my writing. *facepalm*

Wish me luck! -__-;



32227 / 50000 words. 64% done!

Day 17

Nov. 17th, 2009 11:20 pm
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Whee! Definitely getting back into a groove! \o/ Didn't make my 2K goal today, but considering how much of a struggle this has been lately I'm very happy with my 1,499. ;D



31199 / 50000 words. 62% done!

It feels super good to cross over 30K! And there's nothing like having one good writing session to restore your confidence, heh. ♥

Day 16

Nov. 16th, 2009 10:16 pm
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Wow, what an abysmal day. DDD: Really struggled to get my momentum back after so many interruptions over the weekend, and I got very frustrated trying to squeeze out any kind of words at all. Grand total?

351, LOL.

Anyways, once I realized I was getting frustrated I did some other stuff to relax and calm down, and I think that was a good choice.

Day 15

Nov. 15th, 2009 10:49 pm
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Had a much deserved day off yesterday. XD Took my Mom to get her hair done, and then pigged out on tamales, HAHAHA. Spent the evening lying in bed with my laptop reading manga, and I feel soooo good today. ;D

Didn't make my word quota for the day (only 999, haha) due to baking and meeting with my writing group and my usual sunday night artsy-chatting-meet up with [personal profile] chrysanthemum, but I am a-ok with this.

Tonight in writing group a few people read from their drafts! XD It was really neat to hear the different styles and approaches, and we had a great discussion about point of view and such. Gah, I've wanted this so badly for so long. :B We've decided that we'll all read next week, and I'm excited. I'll have to write something else, or really change around something from Secrets, but I don't care--1000 words or less of something different will be a piece of cake and likely a breath of fresh air. XDDD I'm seriously looking forward to next week. \o/

Day 13

Nov. 13th, 2009 10:33 pm
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Woohoo!!!! Finished the last scene in Chapter 16 today, which means I really have to kick some butt on my outline so I know what I'm writing during tomorrow's sessions. @.@

It feels really really good to be getting on with things though! <333



28350 / 50000 words. 57% done!

Day 12

Nov. 12th, 2009 09:33 pm
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Ooooo, today I almost reached the end of chapter 16. *__* So exciting! Crossed the halfway mark today, which is also exciting. :B



26204 / 50000 words. 52% done!

Not much else to say, haha. ^^

Day 11

Nov. 11th, 2009 11:06 pm
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:DDD Today was a really fun writing day! I think getting to change things up a bit really made a difference. I got to write a very funny and kind of horrible encounter today, as well as get most of the way through something creepy and sinister. <3333 Very much fun!

I'm also really close to the halfway mark! Woo!



24024 / 50000 words. 48% done!

I've got one more scene planned in chapter 16, and then I can move onto chapter 17 and so on, and not that much left to work on in my outline, so I'm feeling pretty good about how things are going. \o/

Day 10

Nov. 10th, 2009 11:19 pm
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Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! I finished writing the ninja battles, ZOMGZOMG. *ded* I'm SO HAPPY that all that's left to the scavenger hunt are the scenes that wrap things up before the end, whee woo yee yoo yaye!

2970 words today = 21,976! <3

Day 9

Nov. 9th, 2009 06:37 pm
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-___-; Well everyone is bound to have poopy days sometimes, right? Today was one of those, where I could hardly muster the energy to get out of bed, and felt all day like my sinuses were clogged up. I thought it was creative fatigue, but my Dad and Mom were also feeling sluggish, and my Dad pointed out that we're in a period of extremely low pressure here in our part of Texas, which often takes the gumption out of folks.

I've never been that susceptible to climactic changes, but Virginia doesn't really have things like this, so this is a new experience. We are very far south here, much further south than VA and much closer to ocean level altitude, so the pressure is bound to be very different. I seriously felt all day like lying around in bed and not doing anything at all, so it took great efforts of will to eek out 607 lousy words. >_<

But I can't get upset about this, so I'm just going to keep on keepin' on, and make things happen! Wooooooooooo! Feel my burning will!!! RAR!!! *laughing*

/dorks out



19006 / 50000 words. 38% done!

Day 8

Nov. 8th, 2009 11:26 pm
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Wow, today was really hard. D: Resorted to some capslock RAEG to get the words flowing, and then even so had to push push push to get over the 2K mark. -__-; I think I'm a bit tired today, is all, and things will be much better tomorrow. <3

2014 = today's wordcount. Looking forward to a good night's rest and a fresh start when I get up. \o/

Day 7

Nov. 7th, 2009 05:11 pm
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Ah! The widgets update automatically! Pretty cool, huh? <3 So I should do something different with them I guess, like a sticky post or something. Hmmm!

Well anyhow, today I met with my local Wrimos for the second time. :D There are 5 of us, but we get along and I think we'll continue meeting from here on out which is AWESOME. Not just for NaNo, but to hang out and talk about writing and stuff going on. <3 I never had a group like this back home b/c I was always working crazy hours and under insane amounts of stress. So it's been a real treat to have a handful of like minded people to have coffee with and swap stories and so on.

Today's wordcount was 2537! So I'm up to 16,385. Woohoo!

I'm getting close to the end of where my outline peters out, eep! D: But it's also a fun feeling, lol. Gotta get to work on that so I don't run out of tracks for my word-train!

/dork

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Haha, forgot to post on Thursday! XD So here's a double update!

Day 5 yielded a whopping 2736 words, and Day 6 was pretty average for me so far, with 2283. I've still been using the evenings to work out plot things and try and get my outline completed, but so far I've been hanging in there with just the next handful of days worth of scenes lined up. I feel very confident about reaching 50K... but I'm wondering if I'll make it to the end of the story. o___o; I absolutely refuse to stop this pace until I have a completed draft. Anyways, so far so good. :DDD And now some progress widgets directly from the NaNo website!


Woo! 13848 words!



So that second one means I'll hit 50K on the 24th, if I'm reading it correctly and maintain my current pace. Yatta! I know I can do better, though, so I'm excited about pouring gasoline on my inner fire. *sparklesparkle* \o/

Day 4

Nov. 4th, 2009 09:47 pm
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Yeeeeeeargh. Today was tough, tougher than the past few days. But I got in 2053 words, so in the end I guess I'm doing okay. XD Very tough scene tackled today, one that I came up with just a day or two ago and I have no idea if it's the right scene for that part of the chapter or what, but oh well. ^^;;;;; This is the whole point of NaNo right? To write by the seat of your pants and not look back. Gah, the anxiety! XD



8829 / 50000 words. 18% done!

Got the ingredients for some energy bars/cookies today, so tomorrow during a break I'll be making some good eats to keep me going. I would like to do a midnight session every night, but I've been planning instead of writing b/c by that time of night my brains are starting to become mush. So I figure having an energy cookie will give me enough of a boost to make that into a productive writing time without keeping me awake at night. \o/ Will share recipes when I've tried them and can give feedback. ;D

Day 3

Nov. 3rd, 2009 06:11 pm
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Whee! I'm starting to have a lot of fun with the strange things that happen when you write without a detailed plan. For example, yesterday Naruto slapped Ino, which was totally unexpected. And today, Tenten tried to body slam Sasuke. 8DDDDDDDDDD

Anyhow, so far I have 2422 for the day, and I'm going to switch gears back to my outline, but it's possible that I'll write more, b/c now I'm really interested in just how Sasuke is going to beat Tenten, b/c isn't that just the weirdest combo? <333



6776 / 50000 words. 14% done!

I'm focusing on pacing myself, and I'm having a lot more success writing this way than I have at other times when 2000 words per day has been my goal. I think using my stopwatch has been a huge help. I've set it for 45 minutes, then a 15 minute break, then another 45 minutes, and all three days now I've been able to break 2K without feeling crazy or overwhelmed. Once my outline is done, the idea is that I'll be able to double these sessions, and maybe even triple them if I get into a good enough groove. <3 I'm very excited about the possibilities!

Now it's time to work out. :D

Day 2!

Nov. 2nd, 2009 08:23 pm
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Alrighty! Still getting organized, and having some success! :D Got my stopwatch set up today for timed sessions, and I even managed to work out, which is like a miracle.

Didn't mention this yesterday, but I stocked up on some essentials to make it through the month, the first being a decent stash of decaf teas, so that when I'm up all night it's from writing fervor rather than caffeine accidents. ;D I now have decaf Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green Tea with Lemongrass, and Tazo Chai concentrate. (I've never used that last one before, but I'm intrigued and feeling adventurous. ♥)

Also, very importantly, I purchased my delicious daily rewards: Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates. ♥___♥ *sparklesparkle* So every day I make my 2000 word goal I get to eat one! Yaaaay!

Today's session yielded 2337, so that brings my total so far to:



4354 / 50000 words. 9% done!

Whee! \o/

NaNoWriMo!

Nov. 1st, 2009 08:17 pm
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And here we go! :DDD I expect many crazy times, but for starters I had a kickoff midnight madness party with [personal profile] neka! Wooooweee! I'm behind on planning, which means the beginning of my outline is okay but I didn't get it finished in time. *sob* So I've got a good plan for the first parts, but not so much after that.

After a Halloween spent consoling my 16 year old cousin on her breakup from her first significant boyfriend, and then meeting up with 5 strangers from my area who are also Nanoing this year, this was all I could manage. XD



2017 / 50000 words. 4% done!

Not bad though for the first day! \o/ Excited about having 5K days once I've gotten into a groove! *twirls*

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