Nov
30
2018
5

NaNoWriMo, Day FINAL: 1435/50001

1,435/50,001.

…Done*. I wrote a goram book.

Moe Lane

*Except for collating, arranging, creating first draft, revising, expanding into rough draft, alpha reader, revising, beta reading, revising, revising, revising, final draft, and then starting the selling process. But other than that

Nov
29
2018
2

NaNoWriMo, Day 29: 1009/48566.

1,009/48,566.

It’s those last two thousand words that are killing me, let me tell ya. On the other hand, the book’s done, in terms of plot anyway. And on the gripping hand, I also want/need to finish up the Patreon short story tonight, and that’s been about a thousand words already, so there you go. Still, I’ll probably be able to hit 1,434 words tomorrow.

Moe Lane

PS: I know that it’s an artificial benchmark, but it’s still a benchmark, dig?

Nov
28
2018
3

NaNoWriMo, Day 28: 1557/47557.

1,557/47,557.

A bit less than my usual 1.67K, but if I hit the same number today and tomorrow it’s 50K, easy.  Besides, I’m just filling in some blanks at this point.  More out of might-as-well-do-it-now than anything else.

Nov
27
2018
2

NaNoWrimo, Day 27: 1702/46000.

1,702/46,000

Annnnnnd that’s the end of the book.  But not the end of the writing.  I have to add a bunch of stuff to make the narrative work better.  That’s completely independent of the revising and subsequent drafts, of course.

But dude.

Nov
26
2018
2

NaNoWrimo, Day 26: 2105/44298.

2,105/44,298

Welp. The climax of the plot is written. After this, it’s a matter of spending another couple of thousand words writing the epilogue and using the rest to insert a bunch of stuff into the text. And then we have the first draft of a short novel.

Dang.

Nov
25
2018
2

NaNoWriMo, Day 25: 2064/42193.

2,064/42,193.

This total might change today, but I got to a good stopping point and my wife and youngest have just gotten home.  We are just starting the final confrontations, because there’s a lot of people coming to this denouement party.  Hopefully it’ll all work out.  And then I just need to fill in some bits, and then we’ll have ourselves 50,000 words.

And that’s where the fun really starts.  Frozen Dreams will be no more polished and ready to go than The Case of Charles Dexter Ward was when they pulled it from HP Lovecraft’s posthumous files.  And, yes: I am precisely that arrogant.  This is news?

Nov
24
2018
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NaNoWriMo, Day 24: 2096/40129.

2,096/40,129.

Annnnd we are back on track.  Shockingly, we are also staring down the actual, no fooling, end of the plot.  Once it’s done, it will be 50K words’ worth of story.  I’ll have to rewrite the living hell out of the whole thing, but, yowsers, there’s a book forming here.  To quote a character from the book It; it may be an awful novel, but at least it won’t be an awful unfinished novel.

Then again, given what happened to that character…

Nov
23
2018
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NaNoWriMo, Day 23: 1936/38033.

1,936/38,033.

Back up to 99.2% of target number.  Got to smack around a Commie stool pigeon today, I did.  Had to be careful not to make it too over the top, though.  Hard, but hopefully I managed and that’s what rewrites are for.

Nov
22
2018
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NaNoWriMo, Day 22: 1867/36097

1,867/36,097

Today was a day of filling in some blanks in the past.  Adding to one chapter, fleshing out some vignettes, that sort of thing.  We go on.  Six hundred extra words tomorrow and we’re back on schedule.

Nov
21
2018
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NaNoWriMo, Day 21: 2315/34230.

2,315/34,230

Made up a good bit for yesterday’s bye.  Will probably be back on track by Friday, if this keeps up.  And, let’s be honest, I won’t have much else to do this weekend anyway.

I know, I know: poor, poor, pitiful me.  Lots of people have it worse. A lot worse.

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