Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Novel update

If you look at my NaNoWriMo gadget on the right (somewhere, just scroll down), you'll see, if you've looked at it before, that I eliminated the message "Here's where you can see if you should tease me, congratulate me or ________" I forgot what the third option was.

The updater isn't working this evening, but my word count is now 12,078 13,12914,614. Giving myself a pat on the back for fourfive day's worth of so-called "work". Hey, it's a so-called novel. So-called work, as opposed to real work, makes sense to me.

This is just too much fun.

And I have no doubt I'll hit the 50,000 goal by the deadline, unless some aliens land and take away my computer or cut off my hands. Ooh, sorry for the last image, but I'm leaving it. You see, participating in this writing adventure is causing me to write the oddest things, and then just leaving them there.

But, I had always done that. No wonder I'm finding the 1667 words per day goal achievable. Once upon a time, I was a perfectionist. I've left that in the dust.

Image note: Another strategy to stop crazed writer from writing.

Addendum: Until my next post, I will continue striking out dates and old word counts. Hope I post something soon. I will, no doubt. And I thought that while I was doing NaNoWriMo that I wouldn't blog too much. Between typing up fake medical transcripts, the pseudo-novel and this, the muscle in my right forearm is sore. That better not get any worse or I'll be slowed down, and I am feeling like an express train that skips those dinky little towns. Wave to the empty platform! Bye-bye! (What is she writing about? Has she lost her mind?)


Anonymous said...

Wow, way to go Julie! Soo when can we read the so-called-novel?

Julie H. Rose said...


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TMC said...

I think it's awesome you're having so much fun with your faux novel. :)
I may have complicated things with too serious a story but it's been interesting sorting out how I feel about my family's history. I'm about 3000 words behind but I'll get there!

Julie H. Rose said...

Well, as you know, it's not the goal but the journey that is important.

What I'm writing IS serious, if you consider murder serious. But what's making it easy is that the narrator doesn't think so.

Did anyone say that NaNoWriMo novels have to be finished? NO! You just need 50K words.

I figure, if I like what I wrote enough when it's "done" according the game standard, I will go back and insert the difficult to write parts (and clean it up). There's many elements that I need to research heavily in order for them to be plausible and I'm just leaving them out right now. I'm keeping track of the storyline on a piece of paper, so I can see where I need to put what I've left out.

But that's my strategy.