not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

Been forgetting to update about NaNoWriMo. I slacked over the weekend badly; I wrote 1K words each on Fritday and Saturday, and Sunday I wrote nothing. I did have a chat with inkylj about it--I have issues with getting blocked because I don't know where I want to the plot to go, but I also get blocked because I'm trying to write mildly humorous stuff, and it takes real time to stop and thinking of something sort of funny. So I talked about the mathematical impossibility of doing it--since I did poorly those three days, it's a bit worse than my previous comment of 35K words in 15 days--2500 words a day for 15 days is, in fact, just over 35K. The mathematical impossibility comes from the fact that I was hovering around 500 words/hour, and there's no way I can spend more than 4 hours a day on it, so it just can't happen.

So inky points out that this means it's the 500 wph that has to give, and he was right. I didn't make progress on this on Sunday, but yesterday I found the motivation from somewhere. I had a bad run, and put it aside, and came back to it at midnight, and cranked out almost 1500 words in the first hour--words which I don't think are really any worse than my 500/hour, except that plotwise I'm deviating wildly as I introduce new characters and incidents that I have no clue how I'm going to tie up. Totals for yesterday were 3K words, today 2500 words. Current status: 22,618. Current goal: 2500 words a day, hit 30K Friday night.
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