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NaNoWriMo: Week 1 Update

Well, boys and girls, we’ve made it through week one of NaNo. As far as I know we’re all still alive. One of my friends had some trouble with her laptop and lost some work but she didn’t get discouraged. I haven’t hit any walls with writers block, burn out, or procrastination. Surprisingly enough I’m still able to carry on a social life while working on this novel. I guess I underestimated myself and how productive I could be by just writing three or four hours out of the day. My word count after week one is 17,353. I haven’t done any writing over the weekend. I can’t really remember what I spent this weekend doing but I know that most of it was productive in some way or another.

If you haven’t already noticed the word count widgets on the NaNo site started working this week so you can use that to track my progress now. It can be found on the side bar to the right near the bottom of the page. I selected the word count widget for a very good reason. I thought that that reason would have been explained in the form of an audio promo by now, but sadly, my nemesis hasn’t finished putting together the promo yet.

Long story short I find that I have a hard time sticking to writing deadlines unless I have myself motivated. So to make NaNo for this year a little bit more interesting, Scott Roche and I have a little wager going. Whichever out of the two of us have the highest word count by Saturday 10 PM EST each week wins. The winner gets to make the loser do whatever he wants.

You can keep track of all this using the widget in the side bar and audio promos that will be released during the weeks to come. I’ll link the first promo here when it’s released.

That’s all I’ve got to say for now. We’re all in this together, kids. Lets try to keep each other motivated and I hope to see you crossing that 50,000 word finish line with me at midnight on the thirtieth. Hang in there.

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Writerly Update: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo has officially kicked off. For a majority of today I thought that I’d have to postpone my writing. My goals for last month was the creation story for Great Hites, My essay, a few short stories, my novel outline, fixing a neighbors computer, and recording a promo for my show. I accomplished all of those goals except for the creation myth, the promo, and fixing the computer. I didn’t really find a whole lot of time to write the creation myth with all of the other projects that I had going. I have all the lines I need for the promo except for the one line from Kyle, and I would have had my neighbors computer fixed were it not from some hard drive issues.

Now I have a promo for the show to finish this month, I’ll spend tomorrow fixing the computer, and I have something to record for something I’ll discuss near the end of this post.

I made time after dinner for writing. I sat down for about an hour and with the help of techno I cranked out 1,995 words. If you’d like to keep track of my NaNo Progress my page can be found here. At least until the writing widget thingies start working, they you will be able to track my progress in the sidebar to the right. If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year I encourage you to add me as a Writing buddy. You might feel the urge to top my word count and that will keep you motivated through the month of November.

What’s keeping me motivated for this year is the rivalry I’ve set up with my nemesis. Keep your eyes posted on my show blog for more information about that in the form of an audio promo.

Also if you’d like to read what I’m working on I’ve added a two chapter excerpt on my profile on the NaNo site.

Another interesting piece of shameless self promotion is that this weeks episode of BOaC. The feature for this week I chose to talk about NaNoWriMo and had Scott sit in on the feature with me and we discussed some domestic things that can get in your way during the month of November. The distractions that the internet poses, as well as some of the issues you face as a novice writer. And after each one of these pitfalls we describe ways to get around them so that you can achieve success this month. It can be found here.

We can do this people, lets keep ourselves and each other motivated. And, Scott, I will destroy you.


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