December 01, 2005


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is over. On the right sidebar is my personal not-quite high point, the bar reflects the last time I'd updated, before I lost that chunk of story. I'd gotten to over 30,000 words when that happened, and the aftermath left me with a little more than 25,000 done as of right now.

Needless to say, that was kind of a momentum crusher. I haven't written a word of it since, although I have opened the file a couple of times. I just haven't had the desire to recreate.

But as of now, I will. I'm going to finish this, dammit. Before the end of December too. I need a title too. Maybe after I post it and y'all read it, we'll have a contest or something. Hmmmm.....

File this next bit under "Yay!": Dawn made her goal! Fifty thousand words in November.

*standing ovation*

Those of us who tried and fell short realize just what an accomplishment that is. So head on over to Dawn's place and congratulate her. She put a helluva lot of work into it.

Posted by Ted at December 1, 2005 06:08 AM
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Aww, shucks. *blush*

I feel so bad about your lost words. But the ones that will take their place will be stronger, no doubt.

I hate to sound like a goody-goody, but I tossed my file on my webserver every morning. Just in case.

I got to 25,000 words last year and gave up. I think that's how I got the motivation this time around -- I wanted to show myself I could do it. And, like you, I'm going to take December to finish the plot.

In any event, congratulations for getting as far as you did -- it's HARD to find time with all of life's little calamities to commit 25 words to a document, let alone 25,000.

*standing ovation right back*

Posted by: dawn at December 1, 2005 04:07 PM

This title came to me in a dream: Send In The Troubadours. It's just like "send in the cavalry" only completely different. Will that work, huh, will it? :D

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 1, 2005 09:46 PM

Or how 'bout Tell It To The Troubadours?

When Doves Attack?

Hitler's Evil Twin?

My So-Called Wife?

The Real Hatfield?


The Land Of Harmonic Fire?

Okay, okay, I'll read it first...

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 1, 2005 09:57 PM

I wrote about 300 words on the first day and then decided I had absolutely no idea what else to write, I had no time to write it and I just didn't feel like doing it anymore. Maybe next year. It sounds like a good idea for 11 months and then a bad one that one month.

Posted by: Brandon at December 3, 2005 04:06 AM

I am utterly amazed at the moxy it takes to do this. Few things impress me more than the ability to simply sit down and write. A novel in a month? The thought causes my eyebrows to elevate to the nape of my neck.

Congratz to everyone who participated... I anxiously await your finished work, Ted!

Posted by: BLUE at December 5, 2005 10:23 AM
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