Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your holiday is a joyous one this year! :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

NANOWRIMO 2011 - Day 3

Well, I haven't hit the wall yet, but I did need some help to get there. I only use something like Dragon Dictation when my hands hurt from writing or I've hit a wall. But well, my hands don't hurt and since I'm at the beginning of a story, I've got plenty of words waiting to come out. My problem is that my internal editor is talking pretty loudly cause I'm in edit-mode. What is edit mode, you ask? That is when my mind is constantly thinking of ways to strengthen the manuscript. To make better sentences and story flow. It sits like a nagging child asking  the question, "Are we there yet? Are the cookies/book/cake/manuscript done yet?" This isn't helpful when I should be spitting out words without abandon.

So in came the Dragon on my iPad to save the day. While I worked with source code this morning I spoke into the Dragon for the first 1K. After that everything flowed for a while this evening which was nice.

Final total for today: 1,805 words. I'm hoping to clear at least 2K again on Friday.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

NANOWRIMO 2011 - Day 2

Today's been hard. I've been battling headaches lately and most of my time goes to editing. But I still managed to snag nearly 1200 words!

Onward to day 3!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

NANOWRIMO - Trying again

Every year I prepare for it. I plot out the book and get to know the characters before I write. But based on past experiences from the last few years. I've failed miserably at NANOWRIMO. But I'm not the kind of person to give up. Tenacity is something every writer should try to have so I'm giving it another go.

Day 1 will be over soon and I've already got a little over 2,900 words done. Hopefully tomorrow I'll post more words or feel guilty for stopping so soon.