Category Archives: NaNo

NaNoWriMo preparedness

The husband is sleeping behind me, so I don’t want to kick on WoW and do a couple dailies before work ’cause I’ll probably wake him up. Then again, probably not. He could sleep through damn near anything. Regardless, I’m attempting the role of a loving wife, so we’ll stick with the first statement. Instead, I figured I’d type a bit because it’s relatively quiet, but I’m sort of stuck Continue reading


I’m torn. Since finishing my other book for NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d go back and work on one of the other two books in the Solennelle & O series because I’m still in the writing mood. The problem is that I’m not sure which one I want to work on. See, they overlap. Here’s a sort of timeline to try and explain it, but since I’m doing it off-the-cuff in a web browser, it isn’t going to Continue reading

Huh, really?

I hadn’t realized it has been so long since I updated the page. I’ve been at the computer a lot, but most of it has been working on my novel for NaNoWriMo. I finished the book, actually. It was on November 21 that I finished it. It’s a small book, but happily I was able to get just over fifty thousand words in it to meet the NaNoWriMo goal. In the end, I got 56,516 words. The crazy Continue reading

NaNo again this year!

Well, November is nearly here and that means National Novel Writing Month! This will be the third year I’ve participated, and hopefully another year that I’ll win. 🙂 The first year, I wrote most of my third book in my Solennelle & O series, and last year, I wrote half of the fourth book in the same series. I haven’t finished writing Book Four yet, so I don’t want to start on the fifth book in Continue reading

Almost half a year ahead

I suppose all the work I’ve been doing on editing Book Two, finding quotes on Book Three, and figuring out how to pick up where I left off in Book Four has made me more than a little writing-crazy. I’ve already begun thinking ahead to what I’ll do for National Novel Writing Month this up-coming November. I guess part of me is paranoid that if I don’t jot notes down now for this, I Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2009 is over!

I won! Well, technically, I won NaNoWriMo several days ago, but I figured now that the event is over, I need to officially declare that. I’d post an icon with official NaNo art on it to declare that I won like I did last year, but uh, we recently wiped my computer and I don’t have the settings for my ftp program set up to allow me to upload images to our server. It happens. Still, I’m a little Continue reading

50k? Check.

Well, some of you may have noticed that my NaNoWriMo word count bar graph to the left of the posts has gone over 50,000 words for this year’s writing event. Woohoo! I did that late last night prior to attempting to go to bed only to get up, play Phoenix Wright games for several hours, and then finally conk out sometime around four. Since getting up, I’ve beaten the game I Continue reading

Well crap

All right, my sinuses have been kicking my ass for the past couple weeks. First it started out with fatigue and some scary lymph node activity (seriously, who put lymph nodes so close to the breasts? Find a lump in that area and it’s cause for a good week’s worth of panic–which is pretty much exactly what I did), and now it’s converted to the typical headaches/scratchy throat/ Continue reading


I spent about six hours crocheting today. Yeah, my one day off before an eight-day stretch into the end of next week and I spent most of it playing with yarn instead of writing. It wasn’t necessarily that I didn’t have ideas to write down, but I felt like crocheting. Now I’m trying to break 30k words before midnight so I’m still roughly in the same vicinity as last year’s tally for today: 31,899. The thing is, I don’t think that I’ll be even able to attempt to keep up past tonight, however. The total for November 12 last year was 40,173. With work tomorrow all afternoon and evening, there’s no way I’ll be writing over 8,000 words! It stays pretty ridiculous after that too: 45,624; 52,362 (2 days in a row) then jumping up to 61,598… Well, you get the picture. I obviously had a word explosion last year around this time that I simply will not be able to match this year. After all, last year I was working only 15-20 hours a week. This year, I’m working full-time plus all the other random stuff I do for work. Add to that not feeling particularly well for the past week or so, and there’s no way I’ll be able to do more than simply average 1000-2000 words a day on most days. Today, I’ve written about 4,000 words and hope to write more before the day’s out. That’s on a good day ’cause I’ve been off all day. That’s not happening again until the 20th. :/ Oh well, I’m gonna see if I can finish off chapter six real quick then try to get closer to the real plot of the story before too long. I had this problem with Book Two: too much lead-in for the actual action. Madness. At any rate, have a fun night!

Looking at numbers

I’m more than a little anal retentive, and sometimes I like to organize and nitpick and collect details just a little too much. Case and point: I wrote down every single daily word count from last year’s NaNoWriMo event, and I have so far written down every daily word count from this year too. The numbers are interesting to compare. Last year, I worked more in fits and spurts Continue reading