Day 27

28334/50000 Words

Lookie! Lookie! Look at the word count!

Ha ha, I tricked you…it’s still the same.

But this is okay…even though I only have, what? Three days left?

Let’s start with this: The reason as to why I haven’t posted on here in a while is because I went away for the Thanksgiving weekend. I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving, by the way. 🙂 The other reason is because, as you can clearly see from the word count, I have not written anything in a while. This is why:

I went onto my computer and I opened up Saving Each Other last week or whenever it was. It is right at the spot where my outline ended. I also noticed that I tried to write a little past the outline. I have three paragraphs about Blake waking up and being bored while Sierra and Luke are still sleeping. Wow! What an interesting read! As I’m reading this I’m trying to think, “Where was I going with this…?” Absolutely no where! So I told myself that while I was away, I would bring my outline and write a little more in it. Then I realized that I don’t know where this book is supposed to end. Saving Each Other is the first novel of five…or six. I’m pretty sure it’s five, though.

While I was away, I was actually a tiny bit productive because I planned out the gist of what is going to happen in each of the other books. So I realized where Saving Each Other is going to end so I can pick up where I left off on the next one. I started to write a little more of the outline again, but I didn’t get very far. I just kind of came to the conclusion that I’m at the climax of the story, so I really don’t think that I have too much more to write. It will be over 50K words, but I don’t know if it will make it to…say 100K or something obnoxious like that.

Anyway, now that I know what I’m going to be doing for the rest of the story; well, I guess I should say I know where to stop, I finally feel like I can continue. My only issue is that I have a little over 20K more words to write and I have three days to do it. I have school work, finals are sneaking up, I’m still working, and all that fun crazy stuff. I looked on my stats on NaNo and it told me that I have to write a little over 5K a day in order to finish on time. Well, this is going to be an issue because it’s the end of the semester and all my professors are realizing that they have a lot more stuff to teach us.

I guess this just means that I’m going to be staying up late for the next few nights. 5K a day isn’t actually that bad. I have done it before. But I don’t think I had school at the time. So I’m going to procrastinate on my homework–I’ll leave all that for December first to do–and I’m going to write in my two-hour break in between classes today. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to write at all tonight (long story short, my friend’s cat burned her paw and my boyfriend is the only person we know with an aloe plant). Tomorrow is Wednesday and I have no idea if I’m going to have any time to write. My sister and I have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a lot lately and we’ve almost beaten the game. She actually has the day off on Wednesday from work so after my school and my work, we’ll probably be playing that all night. Thursday, I think I’ll be good because I just have one class so I can write while I’m in school, then after work I have the rest of the night. Friday…I’m screwed. That’s the last day to get anything in and I’m not going to be home at all that day.

So I basically only have two days to write (well, I could skip playing Zelda, but we all know that’s not going to happen…Link’s too adorable!) and if I have to write a little over 5K a day, then I guess that means I have to write a little over 10K a day. This is going to be an interesting challenge…I also realized the other day that if I really did write 2K words a day this whole month, I would have ended with 60K. Now in the next few days, if I happen to make it to 60K that would be completely awesome. However, I think I’m only going to focus on the 50K. If I go over, that’s cool. I’m not going to blind myself by the computer screen. Well, I guess I already will be by trying to get to 50K.

On a different note, but I guess it can be half-different because this could be another reason as to why I haven’t been writing lately. I came up with yet another series. I’m not surprised though, I always come up with a million ideas that I never finish…or sometimes even start. But I have to say that I really like this idea and it may just be the next thing that I write. I wrote it down plus with a few ideas for it so that I don’t forget it. However, I am not going to say anything about it now because I know that I’m going to end up wanting to write that today instead of writing Saving Each Other.

As stated earlier, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday and weekend and I’ll hopefully update tomorrow with whatever I write today. Wish me luck and I hope all of you aren’t as behind as me! 🙂

18 thoughts on “Day 27

  1. Stand strong and keep going. My brother is doing NaNo for the first time this year and came to the conclusion that he didn’t want to finish at 3000 words short of the goal and was going to stop when he hit about 32k.

    When I reminded him that the 32k he had written would NOT have been written if he didn’t try, I think it clicked for him that continuing to aim for 50k was something he still wanted to do.

    Good luck on finishing up.

    • I have to say I can’t blame him. It can get really annoying and frustrating at times. Because I’m so behind, I’m just about ready to give up, but then I look at my profile on the NaNo site and I realize that I really want another win to show up on there. Hitting 50K is a great accomplishment. Good luck to you both!

  2. I won! I won!! I won!!! though I seriously considered stopping last week, I couldn’t until the story was done. 50126 words I think. First NaNo year and I won. Ecstatic doesn’t quite cut it.

    By the way, with all you’ve written here, I’ll assume that you’ll hit 35k words by Friday night if you follow your laid out schedule…

    Best of luck writing, rooting for you still…

    • Yay! Congrats to you! 🙂

      Ha, ha, yeah…that whole “writing during my two-hour break between classes” thing…hasn’t happened so far. When I got to the library, every single computer was filled up. I just got on and I only have 45 minutes before I have to go again. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll get a dent in.

  3. Perhaps it’s because I went into my first NaNoWriMo as a non-fiction rebel that I feel like you’re already on a winning streak. I’ve never been particularly good at following rules, as my first draft due date of 12-12-12 suggests, and am perfectly content that life unfolded in November with less words and greater clarity. Sounds like the same happened for you ~ enjoy!

  4. Good luck! You can do it!! Find someone to word war with, in person or online, and you can knock out 5K+ easy. Just keep at it and I wish you the best.

  5. OMG I love Skyward Sword. I don’t play – I backseat drive while my boyfriend works the controls.
    “There’s a chest! There’s a chest!”
    “Watch out!”
    “…Did you mean to do that?”

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And GOOD LUCK! I tried NaNoWriMo, but unofficially on my own in the summer (and stopped at about 25k words…). November is WAY too hectic with school, which is why I didn’t try again yet. But kudos to you for still doing it! Keep going! Almost there!

    And I also love Zelda. I played an older game on my gameboy (remember those?!) and it was a blast. Now, the only video games I play are guitar hero-types, but I still miss Zelda!

    • Unofficially? There is a Camp NaNo. It’s the same thing only during June and August. Just thought you’d like to know for next summer!

      Go get Skyward Sword. It is the BEST game ever! My sister and I beat it last night. xD

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