Saturday, November 15, 2008

NANO update

Two weeks have passed, and I'm sitting at 12,250 words. I'm supposed to be at 25,000 right now...leaving me 37,750 to write before the end of the month. That means I'll need to write 2517 words each day, including weekends. Or, 3775 words per day without the weekends.

Hmm...ain't gonna happen. :)

But hey, considering I only get two hours of writing time a day (not including weekends), and I caught a minor flu bug this week, I think I'm doing pretty good. :) I'll stick to my goal of 2500 words per weekday until I've finished this draft. Nothing bad about that!

On a completely different note, Nathan Bransford had a fantastic post on his blog about how the publishing industry should handle the current economy. The comments section is full of some really great ideas. If you're interested in such things, head on over and add your two cents. :)

Right now, I'm off to the SCBWI IL Prairie Writer's Day conference. There's a great roster of speakers, so this should be fun!! :) I'll do a full write up next week sometime.

15 comments:

Christine M said...

Don't give up Tabitha! You can do it! I know you can. You have plenty of time left.

CJ Raymer said...

Don't give up! I'm in the same boat... well, a little more under water than you, but, we can surely bail ourselves out!

I've had MAJOR computer issues. I can't even get into it all. Let's just say it involved tears at one point. :-(

Be encouraged, girlfriend! You can do it!

XOXO CJ

beth said...

Who cares about meeting the Nano deadline as long as you're working and writing?

Have fun at the event!

Brenda said...

You're doing great! With only 2 hours a day of writing time, you are doing wonderful! Don't give up...you can do it!

Have fun today!

Kelly said...

Keep up the Nano, Tabitha!
It was great meeting you today!

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Seems like you have some interesting conversations with yourself too. And you're right about keeping sane enough to live with others by writing. That is definitely an important part of this business. Glad you are in the NANO. I'll bet you'll catch up.

Rena said...

Good luck with NaNa, Tabitha. I'm not sure if I will be able to make the word count either, but at least I'm getting a story idea down on paper that I've wanted to write for a long time. For me, that's more important than actually reaching the goal. :)

Tabitha said...

Thanks, all, for the support. I'll definitely not be giving up. I'll just keep going at my tortoise pace until I finish my draft, however long it takes. :)

CJ, hope your computer problems are solved! Tears aren't good for writing unless you're in the middle of a difficult scene. :)

Thanks again, all! :)

C.K. said...

You're doing awesome! Go, Tabitha! Go, Tabitha!

And feel better soon!

Tabitha said...

Thanks!! I'm doing better, but now the flu has spread to my kids. My youngest son spent the day whimpering on my lap, poor kid. :( Here's hoping this dratted virus will be gone soon and I'll be back to work. :)

C. Lee McKenzie said...

So sorry about the kids, Tabitha. It's bad being sick, but having your children sick is so bad. Hang in with the NANO.

Prince Balthazar said...

I thought you might win for Most Words to Date at the Prairie Writer Conference where we met.

Alas...

Keep it up! At least you're trying and something good will come of it.
So you're to be applauded.

Me, I'm not even going anywhere near NanoWriMo!

Tabitha said...

Thanks, Lee. :) My munchkin was home today, too. He had a pretty good afternoon, though, so I was thinking he'd be back at preschool tomorrow. But his fever spiked again at bedtime so now I'm not so sure...poor guy.

Prince B - I was wondering that myself...and kind of shocked I was in the running for so long. :) But the prize went to a good person (she used to write the News Roundup column in the Prairie Wind newsletter, which I now write). :) It was great to meet you there!

As for Nano, I used to think I'd never go anywhere near it, and I actually tried it this year. So never say never! :)

Angela said...

You can do it--stay at it. :-)

Tabitha said...

Thanks, Angela. Still at it, though it's not exactly been easy. :)