Day 27 a.k.a What I Should Have Posted Two Days Ago

I didn’t think I’d finish Nanowrimo this year. Although, it is the first year I haven’t been attempting Nanowrimo while in school, which I think plays a major role. Last year I had finals, the year before it was midterms. The timing worked out for me this year, but it may never work out for me again.

My book isn’t really finished yet. It’s a little out of order and although it has a beginning and an ending and something of a middle, it seems like it’s missing a lot of transition and there are still a lot of loose ends. I’m going to keep working on it and I’ll participate in the revision months, January and February. It’s further along than I’ve gotten, so after that, who knows?

Day 21

 I’m trying not to get ahead of myself, but this may actually be the year I finish NaNoWriMo. I still have to get through Thanksgiving, family staying with us, and a big coding project, but I’m optimistic. I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo word wars for the past few days (with the exception of yesterday) and it turns out, anything that appeals to my competitive nature is great for my productivity. In the past three hours I’ve written 4,000 words, meaning that I have a cushion of two days now. I may be sacrificing quality for speed, but I think it would be worth it if I actually have 50,000 words at the end of this.

Day Nine

I’ve written a total of 82,488 words (15,267 words in the last nine days) for my current story and I don’t like any of them. I don’t really think that’s a problem right now. I haven’t even really begun the editing process and if I ever finish the plot may look entirely different. But still, looking at it objectively today is making it hard to start writing today. So, I’ve written nothing.

Day Twenty-Two

Today was the second day of my internship. I like the people I work with, and the company’s small enough that I get to help with interesting projects even though I’m just an intern. I’m even getting used to the soundtrack of the two arguing caged birds my boss keeps in her office.

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Words (today): 605

Words (total): 18522

Pages (total): 32

Nothing on this blog is included in my word count. 

Day Nineteen

I’ve never had a good relationship with anything I’ve made. My current painting is in a literal time out right now. When my dad came into my room this morning and asked why there was a canvas in the corner with its back to the room, I told him I was “mad at it” as if that were a normal thing to say. He turned it around to look at it, and left with no comment. I guess he’s used to me. I’m mad at my writing too. I’m kind of taking the fact that its not good personally. One can’t rule out the possibility of it having a vendetta against me.

Words (today): 791

Words (total): 14949

Pages (total): 27

Nothing on this blog is included in my word count. 

Day Seventeen

Parking spaces are such big commodities here that I’m surprised there aren’t more bartering systems in place. There’s a restaurant basically next door to the condo. If I buy a casserole, I can park there for an hour. I’ve tried it, it works in practice. So for 12 casseroles could I park my car there overnight? That should work. Like gas station bathrooms being for paying customers only. Everything should double as paid parking. Of course that would get expensive. And what would I do with the casseroles? 

Words (today): 319

Words (total): 13,703

Pages (total): 25

Nothing on this blog is included in my word count.