Monday, November 29, 2010

I have conquered NaNoWriMo

Here it is: I have finished NaNoWriMo with 2 days to spare (I finished yesterday, I just didn't post). My final word count (when entered on the site) was 50035. I had to dig into the deepest, darkest crevices of my brain to get through it. I wanted to finish so badly that I just couldn't wait. Here's my graph that was on the website every day:

Pretty sweet, huh? And if you're wondering why my bars don't start until the seventh, well, it's because this story wasn't meant for NaNoWriMo. It was started earlier in the year but I decided to give it oomph. I made sure that I started when my word count was in a good position. I don't think it's cheating.

Friday, November 26, 2010

NaNo update

Yay! Yesterday I got to my daily quota AND I got caught up! But I couldn't stop writing. So I went to the next day's goal. =) Oh, and I went over my Pandora Radio limit. I listened to 40 free hours. Now I either need to pay $.99 to keep listening for 4 days or upgrade to Pandora One. Or I could listen to Jango for free...? Duh.
Number time! I'm at 43890 as of 12:00 PM on November 26 (happy Black Friday, by the way). At the rate I'm going, I should finish on November 30. And I only have two characters left. All the others are either A) dead B) in jail or C) the MC isn't allowed to see them anymore. She and her mom are on a plane to the Netherlands now.
Last night, I almost made a post that said: I'm ahead on my word count and am having a turkey/stuffing/mayo sandwich and some 7UP. Be jealous...
Pease out.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NaNo update

Right now, at 6:22 PM on November 23 I am at 34165 words and I am supposed to be at 38-something. Either way, I'm behind. Not a whole lot, but enough that I'm worried because we have friends coming down from Minnesota tomorrow night for Thanksgiving. The good news is that I get out of school early tomorrow and that I have to sleep in the basement where the computer is! Hooray! But I still have to write a cutesy short story based on a picture of a little girl and a lamb for Language Arts by tomorrow. I am almost done and have managed to make the story sad enough to make Daniella and Gabby go, "Why would you do that to a cute little sheep?" But that's how I roll. And I managed to work it into my story. Yay! And I performed at the Festival of Trees at about 10 AM this morning and my mom and dad said I rocked my solo. Hurrah!

Friday, November 19, 2010

NaNo update

Well, there it is, folks! I am officially caught up! Last night, my sister had a band concert, and my parents said that it was okay that I didn't go because of NaNoWriMo. And I got all caught up! I wrote about 5000 words! That's insanely good, if you didn't know. I was supposed to be at 30000 and got to 30045! Yay! And, people in my Language Arts class are getting interested. They are baffled that I wrote 100 pages! They think it's really cool that I'm trying to do the improbable! Yay mee! Mrs. Burke, my LA teacher, is being very encouraging, too. She didn't even yell at me when I danced on the desk when I hit the half-way point! Yay to Mrs. Burke! My mom also said that if I make my goal that I get the NaNoWriMo hoodie! I love hoodies! I am having an excruciatingly good day. : )

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NaNoWriMo update!

Really quick! 25603 words, should finish on Dec 4, and I'm behind 2731 words. Go me!! To bed...zzzzzz!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

'Nother NaNo update

So, I'm at 18023 as of 12:31 PM on November 14, 2010 and still need to do my Algebra homework. I should be at 23334 today, but I'm not. At the rate I'm going, I should finish on December 9th, my mom's birthday. To finish on time, I should write 1999 words a day, compared to the usual 1667. But I'm always behind, so I'm not worried because on JanNoWriMo earlier this year, I was about 3000 words behind on the last day and I finished. I should be fine.

Keep me in your thoughts!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NaNoWriMo update

So. It's Day 11 of NaNoWriMo and November (and, yes, I do count them as separate times) and I am, as of now, behind 688 words and the Flyers are winning against the Hurricanes at 5-0. Goodnight.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


A while ago, I made a post showing all of my book covers I had created. And those stunk. Out loud. Here's some more recent (and better) ones.