My first beta reader liked my screenplay, apart from the lack of violence. So he wrote a more violent scene of Vikings fighting for me :-)
I know I fell behind in my word count because my studies took priority. Today I finally reached a place where I could make some time for writing and I was able to reach 1855 words. That was after a day of studying and cooking and all of the rest. I'm still far behind the target but I am still optimistic. It's not going to be easy but it is not impossible.
And now to celebrate, a snack, and then I need to make copies of some of the diagrams and charts for studying. It's after 9:30pm. I look forward to finishing the scans and then I'm going to bed to curl up with someone else's writing for a while. Yay!
Monday I wrote 1049 words and am now at 18,550 words total. Par for NaNo is 23,333. Well, tomorrow I should go over 20,000 words -- but the NaNo par for that day is 25,000 words! Keep a slow but steady pace, and try to catch up at write-ins and/or on the weekends. That way, I should be able to get 50K by November 30.
Tuesday I wrote 1275 words and Wednesday I wrote 1092 words. At the end of Wednesday, I was at 20,917 words, which is over 5500 words below NaNo par (26,666). The plot thickens in my story, but I am falling behind. Ah well!
Because of SheWriMo, I've been keeping a record of my writing output in the calendar this month, and I've discovered some interesting patterns. My productivity definitely ebbs and flows over the course of each week. Maybe I can use that information to plan my time better in the future. Wednesdays seem to be a consistent low point, but Thursdays give me hope!
Good idea Ellen.
Ellen, I taught my daughter ages ago that she will find her creativity ebbing and flowing with her monthly cycles and that once she knows her patterns she can better plan her artistic projects. So on days when she's feeling inspired, she should focus on sketches and starting new projects. And when her body is using her creative energy for other things, she can use that time for revising and polishing up a nearly finished project. How I summarized it: Be productive when your body lets you and when it's being reproductive, do something else.
For me I know my monthly rhythms and my daily ones. But I've never looked at the possibility of how my week informs my writing. I'll have to explore this in December when most of my energy is not being consumed with studying.
On Thursday I wrote 2310 words and at the end of Thursday was at 23,227 words total. NaNo par for Thursday was 28,333 words, so I remain about 5000 words behind. We shall see!
As I read your post about editing and re-reading i was reminded of an article I read last week in the Writers Journal. the suggestion is that we just write. At one point in my editing two weeks ago I edited out 3 paragraphs...so many lost words! Then I read the piece and it said to edit after...just get the novel written...so that is what I am doing:-) I fell behind a thousand words and with the holiday will be away...difficult to write when you only see your children twice a year. So I will have to pound it out before and after.
Happy writing and a very Happy Thanks giving:-)
On Friday I wrote 1795 words and at the end of Friday was at 25,022 words total. Over the hump at last! NaNo par for Friday was 30,000 words, however. If I continue to attend write-ins and write, write, write, then I should have 50,000 words by November 30!
Thanks, Courtney! On Saturday I wrote 1875 words and at the end of Saturday was at 26,897 words total. NaNo par for Saturday was 31,666 words. I plan to attend write-ins on Monday and Tuesday, and I hope they will push my word count even higher.
Write-ins are great! Keep up the great work!