Sunday, November 15, 2009

NaNo Rebel Sadness

So as my current NaNo friends may have noticed, my word count has stayed at 13k for a while. That's because around five days or so ago I came to a sad conclusion - that I was not going to finish Nano.

I'm currently in the process of applying for graduate school, and I'm trying to get everything done by Dec 1. Since I am applying to join a MFA program, this means I am polishing and repolishing a certain amount of my writing, which is consuming a lot of my time (and mind). I have decided that my application is more important to me than Nano, so I have more or less withdrawn myself from Nano. Honestly, I probably should have figured this out before, and not have even committed myself in the first place to Nano, but I thought I could do both.

But my shortened Nano experience was positive, and so you can expect to see me fighting the good fight (or should I say writing the good write?) next year.

Thanks for the cheerleading! and kick butt danielle, kc, jamie, mercedes, and barry!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

NaNo day five - Finding Nemo inspiration

I've written four stories and have a word count of 8000 something (you know you're getting lazy when its too much work to open a new screen to check on your word count). I have the beginnings written to another three stories (old bad habits die hard). And I keep singing "Just keep writing."

Ah NaNo

Monday, November 2, 2009

Nano has begun! Day 2 - playing catch up

It's always good when you start out a little behind right? Day 2 is here and I've clocked in at only 1706 words. I had the block yesterday (and my roommate had rented season four of HIMYM and my will is weak), so I didn't actually get anything done on the first day of NaNo. But so far I like the story I'm writing, which will most likely be finished tomorrow, and then I'll start on the second one.

I have a folder of images I want to write stories about and I'll not sure which one I'll do first. But I'm thinking about this one.

Happy NaNo my fellow NaNoWriMoers (er, or something like that)