November writing thread!

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November writing thread!
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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 12:38pm

If you're doing any sort of writing challenge (NaNoWriMo, X-words-a-day, etc.) or just want to write regularly, here's a place for checking in with your progress. Let us know how you've done and feel free to ask for pointers on staying motivated or making time or whatever obstacles you might face!

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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 12:45pm
I'm going to attempt NaNo again, but I'm bending the rules a bit since I don't feel I have a whole novel in me at this point. I'm just going to write short stories in the same file and the whole thing will count for the NaNo word-count verifier.

For Day 1, I wrote a children's fantasy tale about a cat (inspired by our newest addition to the household, a kitten named Merlin) and started a story about an amateur writer not taking criticism well. (Been there!)

My total: approx. 1,300 words. That definitely takes care of the 250-words-a-day challenge and is about 300 less than the amount I should aim for each day with NaNo. I expect to write extra most Friday nights this month (when Hubby's out with friends) and there will also be four days with Hubby gone on business, so I'll plan to catch up then if the NaNo goal is tough to meet each day.

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Wed, 11-02-2011 - 2:37pm

Doing the 250 words a day challenge.


 


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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:29pm

Wednesday...Did another adventure for my character.


 


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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 10:19pm

Thursday....Continuing the story of Emery


 


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Sat, 11-05-2011 - 11:01am
I bet that could work. I started with a short piece on the first or second day and decided it could be a series of journal entries from one of the characters.

Got half of the NaNo goal yesterday. I was tired in the afternoon so I didn't write when I should have been taking advantage of the opportunity, then wasn't really into it in the evening when I had more time. Tsk tsk! ;)

Will see how well I do today - not much planned so far but will I have the concentration? Either way, I've been doubling or far exceeding my 250-word goal since the month started. :)

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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 4:42pm

Saturday,....Started brainstorming a new story with fairys ...lots of ideas... 280 words

Sunday ..another 'adventure' for Emery...guess I'm not done with him...lol...everything I do I wonder if I could make it an 'adventure' for Emery. ...425 words


 


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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 12:14am
Oh no, you've been kidnapped by a character! ;)

Not feeling well this weekend, so I read instead. Now I'm trying to add a little bit to the word count even though I tend to get a little brain-fog in the evenings. ;) Will hopefully have an excellent week ahead!

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:01am

LOL...Your expression kidnapped by a charcter made me laugh...and I sort of have been....

Last night Emery wasn't around so wrote about Daylight Savings time...(wasn't going to write at all last night) but changed my mind...Word Count:


 


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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 2:48pm
My usual program to use is OpenOffice, but I've been trying WriteWay since there's a NaNoWriMo demo deal, free to use from October to mid-December. I think I like the office software better.

Except for blog posts themselves, I don't usually post my writing because I believe that's considered being published if you're ever entering a writing contest or submitting to a publisher. The rules might have changed on that, however, since the Net became popular and everyone got their own websites...

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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 9:41pm

Didn't do so well this week with the daily writing...Wrote on Monday, Thursday, and today....Will have to keep at it...because I know around Thanksgiving I am having company and won't be writing as much...

How are you doing?

Ruth


 


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