Day Five, The Experiment’s Still Alive

Hi everyone. Me again. Of course who else would it be on my own blog, right? LOL. Anyhoo, while today wasn’t as prolific in the word count department, I did get another chapter done. That’s right, ladies and gents, it only took two days to get Chapter 29 written. Woo hoo! Valerie’s going to love that, after waiting months in between 27 and 28. Hee hee! See, this is what happens when I actually write the book at night when I get home from work instead of spending the evening watching TV or DVDs.

Well, okay, so I might have the TV on or a movie playing in the background as I write, but I make sure to put in something that’s white noise instead of something I really want to watch, like the new DVD set of last year’s season of Smallville that I got at Half Price Books on the way home. It does make for a good incentive to get my work done though, doesnt’ it? :) So I’ll leave you with the updated word counts while I’m off to snuggle with the cats under a blanket on the couch. Talk to you tomorrow!

Today’s word count: 810
Total NNE word count: 6,205

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Day Four, I’ve written even more

Hi all. Well, another successful couple of hours has moved the story along, connected all the pieces previously written and leaving me in a good spot for tomorrow. Yee-haw. I’m glad I talked myself into doing this project. It’s reminding me how much I enjoy it and the characters, seeing if they’re following my lead or if I’m following theirs. Interestingly enough, Real Time is almost exactly two years later than Story Time, the current chapters taking place a week before Halloween 2006. Of course, my costume wasn’t as elaborate as my main characters is, and my boyfriend didn’t wear a costume this year. So you can definitely say I’m living a bit vicariously through them for one night a year. Isn’t fiction fabulous?

Today’s word count: 1,205
Total NNE word count: 5,395

Day Four, Write Some More!

Well, I spent the last hour and a half working on my research paper, and I got about a page done. Fortunately, it’s only a five page paper, and that makes a total of three done. Might go over a little on the page count, but that’s okay. Why the professor insists on 1″ margins, double spacing and Times 12, I’ll never know. But kind of like with the novel, I’m just writing and I’ll edit later after Mom reads it. She took Art History way back when so she can read over the first draft and let me know if I missed the mark. Thank goodness for art lovers! :)

Okay, I’m off to write on the novel now. I’ll check back in with you guys when tonight’s session is done.

Day Three Is Done

Well, I got a late start on the while writing thing today, and I had to re-work a bit because of continuity issues (which are a lot easier to fix in writing than in film, I can tell you that). But I managed to crank out another three and a half pages and almost another fifteen hundred words. Kind of makes up for the bummer of a day I had today, but only a little. Writing has definitely been therapeutic for me this month, and it’s reminding me that I can write after work if I want to–and if I’m not too tired. That said, I’m heading off to bed so I can get up in time for my early-morning doctor’s appointment before work tomorrow. We’ll see how the day goes; I may have to cut tomorrow’s fiction session short in order to get a bit more on my research paper done. At least that one’s only five pages long! :)

Today’s word count: 1,472
Total NNE word count: 4,190

Day Two Results

Well, today was much more fruitful as far as my writing went. Again, due to my mood this weekend, the desire to write wasn’t really there but once I got to typing, the action just started to flow. I appreciate it when that happens, because I enjoy the creative process so much more that way, regardless of what’s running through my head that day. It’s a marked difference from yesterday, when I could barely get a page written. Today, I cranked out five and a half pages and over 2,000 words. Okay, so I did sort of forget a piece that needs to be in the middle of the scene I’ve just written, but I did find a good spot to insert the missing section. Again, it’s always nice when I unintentionally build in those elements and it’s not a struggle to fix. Hopefully things will go as smoothly next week; in addition to my usual Mon/Wed free evenings, my professor cancelled class on Tuesday (she’s been sick and has now officially lost her voice from working too hard and not resting). I will now have a little extra time to not only work on my novel but get in a little writing on my Art History paper as well. I’ll take it.

Today’s word count: 2,169
Total NNE word count: 2,718

Day One, Part Two

Hi again. Well, I think I’m done for now. My concentration isn’t where it should be for me to make a big dent in the story, but I did manage to re-read the chapter I’d left hanging and finish it up they way I think I’d intended when I’d started it. So hurray for that. I wrote about a page, which for a first effort isn’t horrible. But the point of this project is to write no matter how little, and I’m happy to say I’ve accomplished at least that. I might be able to continue with it later tonight, but we’ll see where my head is. I may try and write anyway, no matter what mood I find myself in, as a hopefully therapeudic activity. I do feel a little better having written the small amount, but I think sitting and relaxing a bit is going to help me more at the moment.

I’ll check back in with you guys if I do start up on Chapter 29. It would be nice to do so, considering the number and all… TTYL.

Today’s word count: 549

Day One

Well, it’s 2:00 in the afternoon and while I’ve gotten a lot of things done, none of them relate to writing. You know how that goes, best intentions and all that. Well, I’m about to see if I can get a start on a few words for today, then take a break to go have dinner at mom and dad’s, after which I’ll come home and work a little more. I have a feeling this afternoon isn’t going to go as well as I thought. Trying to fit in writing in between drama club stuff and a little bit of life drama can be tricky, as I am discovering on this Day One of NNE (that’s the acronym for this project, Nik’s NaNoWriMo Experiment, if you didn’t catch that; it’s also much faster to type).

Okay, my friends. I’m off to write a little bit. I’ll check back in later and let you know how it went…