NaNoWriMo 2008, Day #10

Word count: 25985 (+2721 from day 9).

I made the 25k milestone. I am half-way to “winning” NaNoWriMo 2008, with twenty days to go.

Writing was hard again today. Not so much because the words wouldn’t flow, but because I think I need “something else”. That is, I think the part I am writing on now should be preceded by another scene. Now, that is not a catastrophe, really. Inserting something can only be good, as it means more words, deleting is what’s not allowed. However, it makes me spend a lot of time thinking about it. I know roughly what is needed, I just need to mull it over a little.

I also created another CD cover for a band I mention in the novel. There’s no real point to doing that, but remember that I am, at heart, a world-builder, and building up a wealth of detail for my world is something I enjoy doing.

I didn’t notice this when I added myself to the science fiction word count chart, but they have nicely formatted statistics for each participant. Here’s mine.

The daily word counts do not match mine because NaNoWriMo seems to cut over to the next day at midnight Pacific time, while I cut over at the end of my day, that is, when I post my daily NaNoWriMo update.

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4 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2008, Day #10


  1. You are just going crazy with this! I’m still way back at 8k. I am admittedly behind. It’s really hell for me to try and do all of this with work full time + grad school + several other commitments. If I win NaNoWriMo, it’ll be by the skin of my teeth! Now, that being said, I intend to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up the great work! You’re inspiring us all.


  2. Thank you. I do appreciate the encouragement from you guys.

    It's hard to say how much time I spend I writing per day, but I think it's possible to squeeze it in. I don't want to be presumptuous in giving writing advice – that's really not my area of expertise – and maybe you are already doing something like this, but I always have a notepad with me so I can jot down ideas and outlines in the subway, etc. A lot of Arnâron was created that way, for example. Think about what you are gonna write while you are away from the keyboard, so that when you have the time, you can just spew out the word count.

    By the way, if you think I am doing well.. there are people who wrote 250,000 words or more by now… I am not sure I could do that even if I just rambled ๐Ÿ˜›


  3. Who are these crazy 250k people? And I’m wondering if it’s even real word count or if they’re simply lying or perhaps it’s just ridiculous ramblings?


  4. Check out this guy for example… and yes, as I said (on day 7 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I'd love to know how "real" this is. I have no doubt that it CAN be done, but it has got to contain a lot of rambling or filler material.

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