Day 30

I just crossed the 50,000 word mark! But my story isn’t over. I am determined that I will finish it, but it might have to wait a few days. For now, I think I’ll celebrate by going back to bed, or cleaning the house, (since you know I haven’t done much of that this month), or Christmas shopping, or…..


Day 29

Only about 25 hours remain of NaNoWriMo 2010. After struggling with my word count the past few days, I’ve finally caught up. Today I added 5,042 words, bringing my total up to 49,397 words. I am literally standing at the finish line.

However, while I was writing today, I discovered that my story is far from being finished. There is absolutely no way that I can end it appropriately with only 50,000 words. So, while I do plan on winning NaNoWriMo tomorrow, polishing the ending may have to wait. So, until tomorrow, when I will post my winner’s badge, I’ll leave the following short excerpt:

He marched up to her purposefully, clenching and unclenching his fists. He stared at her, breathing heavily. He knew that if he touched her he might lose his temper, and as angry as he was, he didn’t really want to hurt her, much. She finally raised her eyes, looking into the icy blue madness of his. “What the hell have you done?” he whispered, with as much restraint as he could muster.

Day 28

Still behind on the word count…

After writing today, I have 2,550 new words, and a total of 44,355 words.

Day 27

It’s about five minutes before midnight, so day 27 is almost officially at an end. Today’s word count is 2,459. The grand total is now at 41,805. Not terribly bad for a single day, but I’m still behind…

Day 26


So, the picture basically sums up yesterday (day 26). I only added 639 words, bringing the total to 39,346. I have a feeling tonight will be a long night…

Day 25

Yesterday (day 25) was Thanksgiving, and it was the first day that “winning and verification” was allowed for NaNoWriMo. I’m definitely not close enough to 50,000 words to begin thinking about winning yet, but I did get 886 more words down, brining up the grand total to 38,707. I still have hope.

Day 24

Another day of writing absolutely nothing. But I have an excuse, of course! I worked today, then came home and packed. We’re leaving bright dark and early in the morning to meet family in Chicago for Thanksgiving.

Anyway, I feel like I’ll finish on time. Procrastination was always my friend in undergrad. I feel like it will be again.

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