All posts tagged NaNoWriMo

Happiness Is…

Published November 4, 2012 by ia84

-My NaNo word count is 6854.  I’m finally ahead of where I need to be in order to finish by the end of the month.

-My birthday is in twenty days!  I love my birthday!  I like celebrating that I’ve been given another year of life.

-There was snow this weekend, but it wasn’t too terrible.  Plus, the snow covered trees were super pretty.


Random Saturday Musings

Published November 4, 2012 by ia84

-Last night I dreamed I joined concert band again.  I was playing the 3rd Trumped part, and I was so happy to be back in band I didn’t  care.

-I ended yesterday with a word total of 3,829.  I need to reach 5,000 words today to stay on course.  I’m really struggling to not delete everything and start over.  Anytime that I write I end up doing that, and so I never finish anything.  I’m really determined that no matter how bad (and believe me, this novel is really bad) what I write  is, I will do no editing until I reach December.


Published November 1, 2012 by ia84

Since NaNoWriMo has started, it seems appropriate that I be thinking about words.  It’s interesting how sometimes people can say or write something that they don’t really mean anything by, and it ends up really hurting the person it’s said about.  I’m guilty of this, not unlike most people.  I’ve been working through some things that have been said to me over the years, things that I’m not proud to admit have done a lot to shape how I think about life and about myself.  There’s a good lesson in it, but I’m not 100% ready to share anything more particular.  I guess, I just want to remind everyone to choose your words wisely.

Back to writing!

(Also, the entries this month will likely be pretty short ones, since I’m trying to crank out over 1600 words a day, on top of any homework and blogging.)

NaNoWriMo Eve

Published October 31, 2012 by ia84

While tonight is Halloween for most people, for me tonight is the night before NaNoWriMo begins.  In case you’ve not heard of it, NaNoWriMo is the name for the event that takes place all November, and the goal is to write a 50,000 word story.  I tried it a few years ago, but since I started in the middle of the month, I quickly got discouraged, and didn’t end up finishing.  This year, however, I’ve decided to give it another go.

I’ve got absolutely no idea what I’m going to write about.  I’ve been thinking about it over the last week, and I have absolutely no idea.  So, I’m going to just leap in, with no idea.  I’m just going to write and see where the words take me.