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NaNoWriMo – Day Five Stats



And it’s NaNoWriMo – Day Five Stats:

Your Average Per Day
1,414

Words Written Today
1,390

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
7,074

Words Remaining
42,926

Current Day
5

Days Remaining
26

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 6, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,651

I’ve been doing the sort of writing that is professional business-based (news releases) vs pleasure-based, so my word count has fallen a bit. I think I’m also finding that though I cheekily decided to focus on relationships and happier stuff for these characters, I keep falling back into scenes that just pluses what a Crapsack World they all live in.  I seem to really like tragedy and suffering.

I've also been goofing around at tvtropes.org-comforted that I wasn't the only one who found the scene in an early episode of LHOP with the rats to qualify as Nightmare Fuel.

Today's NaNoWriMo - Day Four Stats

Today's NaNoWriMo - Day Four  Stats:


Your Average Per Day
1,421

Words Written Today
1,861

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
5,684

Words Remaining
44,316

Current Day
4

Days Remaining
27

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 6, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,642

NaNoWriMo - Day Three Stats

And so here are today's NaNoWriMo - Day Three  Stats:

Your Average Per Day
1,274

Words Written Today
1,770

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
3,823

Words Remaining
46,177

Current Day
3

Days Remaining
28

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 10, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,650

NaNoWriMo – Day Two Stats and Reading



First to get the business out of the way:

NaNoWriMo – Day Two Stats

Your Average Per Day
1,026

Words Written Today
857

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
2,053

Words Remaining
47,947

Current Day
2

Days Remaining
29

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 19, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,654

So yeah, I went backwards a bit.  I plead making a stew from scratch.

The stew is apple cider chicken stew and I got it from the Iron Stef website.  I only a few modifications such as using turkey bacon and kale in the recipe.

It occurred to me during the day that I don’t read a lot of books for pleasure.  I read usually to teach myself something or to get up to speed.  The same usually goes for writing.

I did pick up Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick.  I initially picked it up to find out what was at the “First Thanksgiving.”  I plan to have a few items on the menu for this year’s Thanksgiving that were served then.  I read most of the book before – all the way to bitter end where the wars between the Puritans and the various New England tribes were not exactly their finest hours – especially for the Puritans and the other early settlers. Still I felt compelled to read parts of it that had nothing to do with food again.

I still find it funny that the Puritan Pilgrims nicked a thing of corn that belonged to one of the tribes.

NaNoWriMo - Day One Stats

Yep, I decided to participate again this year in NaNoWriMo.  I've also decided to post here again my progress.  I like the word counter on my profile page.  It's a clever little things.

This is a curious exercise for me since there have ballooned lots of social and community things around NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo.  It's curious to me because I guess I'm not really for joining any community-or at least it might be correct to say that I'd join it in my own way.

A couple of years ago I blundered in trying to participate in the NaNoWriMo Livejournal Community by posting my stats, which was pretty much all I had to contribute at the time. I misunderstood and got blasted rather nastily, which I learned happens more often than not in some Livejournal communities.  Oddly enough, I'm still a member in the community, but had been so put off still that I wouldn't go near it for any of the tea in China. For now anyway. Perhaps in the future, it's a decision I'll revisit.

As for NaBloPoMo, I guess I'm just not feeling the BlogHer community thing. Don't get me wrong-BlogHer did a great thing in helping women to carve out a spot in the blogosphere, even if it was just in making many of us realize that many of the so-called male expert bloggers actually had just more swagger going on than expertise and there was no reason for females not go forth and blog too about any subject.

However I think BlogHer and I have grown apart. Whatever initial needs I wanted to meet through BlogHer, have since been met and in many ways, their communities just don't speak to me.  I know that sometimes people are turned off from them because "mommy bloggers" were/perhaps still are a large constituency for them but that's not a complete turnoff for me.  Admittedly when I become a mother, you'll will probably be hard pressed to find any mention of it online beyond maybe an announcement. No Facebook posts/albums, daily blogs about my wee ones or joining online communities or chinwags.  I've never been that kind of female.  In fact, because I tended to be like a lots of guys in that I'm good at sharing right at a certain point-if at all-it made working with some women difficult.  Especially when I would see male colleagues boundaries respected but mine were not.

So while I like the challenge of NaBloPoMo, I'm good just at doing it for me and not feeling like I have to take part in anything else beyond that.

Jinkies, I've probably said more about a lot things than I intended.  At least for this post.

Here are the NaNoWriMo - Day One  Stats


Average Per Day
1,196

Words Written Today
1,196

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
1,196

Words Remaining
48,804

Current Day
1

Days Remaining
30

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 12, 2014

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,627

NaBloPoMo November 2014
Victor has still not come back after his mother was dumped out of the house.

That's still pretty much where we are at. For the moment.
As usual, the easiest way to tackle this is to do it this way: What I wrote is in italics and my answers to what I wrote will not be in italics.

I decided sometime ago that she would maintain a diary of things that have taken place and as I went along, it has turned into both a record of their activities and the sort of diary that a young woman might keep.  One of the more interesting things that came out was her writing about meeting this young man who was handsome and whom she liked very much (so much daydreaming about him dominates some entries) and then in the same breath she wonders if he is using her to infiltrate their group and bring them down.

Oh my little Bird.  She and the young man went through a lot of highs and some deep lows, including finding out that she had every right to be suspicious of his past.  They were to be married, but now they are in a strange holding pattern.  Not mortal enemies, but not together either.  She brought her doctor cousin (Lucien Astraea) with her when she found out that his half siblings' father had taken a turn for the worse and even looks after them from time to time. 

Well let's see. Bird has discovered more about her Gift. Specifically, she learned that she can connect to the place where consciousnesses intersect.  The people that she explores this with are Doron, Emperor of the Seven Kingdoms and Kostia. The young man, Morgan, stays in her orbit.  He has gone onto to do his own work for the Cause and has entrusted Bird with looking after his siblings.  Their father did not make it by the way.  Bird still keeps the diary and she is still involved with the intrigue of the Angrian court. 
<br ></img>Today’s word count stats as follows: Your Average Per Day911Words Written Today1,136Target Word Count50,000Target Average Words Per Day1,667Total Words Written7,294Words Remaining42,706Current Day8Days Remaining23At This Rate You Will Finish OnDecember 24, 2012Words Per Day To Finish On Time1,857Yeah, I need to get off my butt and jam.  In related news, the word counts stats for my home region: USA :: Massachusetts :: Boston, which has 7553 members, is at 10,936,874 for Day 8.<br />


And Today’s Word Count Stats as follows for the final day:

My Average Per Day
1,745

Words Written Today
1,237

 
Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
52,377

Winner!

 
Words Remaining
0

 
Current Day
30

 
Days Remaining
1

 
At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 30, 2012

 
Words Per Day To Finish On Time
0

In related news, the word counts stats for my home region: USA :: Massachusetts :: Boston, which has 7654 members, is at 36,136,814 for Day 30, the last day of National Novel Writing Month.

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Yeah, even though I validated my novel and have technically exceeded my goal of 50,000 words, I’ve kept on writing.  So here are today’s word count stats for me:

Average Per Day
1,707

Words Written Today
93

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
51,233

(Winner!)

Words Remaining
0

Current Day
29

Days Remaining
1

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 30, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
0

Nope-your eyes aren’t deceiving you.  Due to a SERIOUS Thanksgiving push, I got near enough to the 50,000 word goal to be able to finish before November 30th.  It’s something I haven’t ever accomplished before, which pleases me.

Average per Day
1,801

Words Written Today
2,800

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
50,453

Words Remaining
0

Current Day
28

Days Remaining
3

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 28, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
0



I am thinking about National Novel Writing Month

RT @AdviceToWriters:    “Even if you write it wrong, write and finish your first draft…” http://www.advicetowriters.com/home/2012/11/28/finish-your-first-draft.html

#NaNoWriMo  #amwriting #writing #writetip #homestretch

Check-in to National Novel Writing Month on GetGlue.com

Average Per Day
1,764

Words Written Today
1,241

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
47,653

Words Remaining
2,347

Current Day
27

Days Remaining
4

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 28, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
587

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Three Words: Dragon Naturally speaking…

Average Per Day
1,785

Words Written Today
2,678

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
46,412

Words Remaining
3,588

Current Day
26

Days Remaining
5

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 28, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
718

Average Per Day
1,714

Words Written Today
844

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
44,578

Words Remaining
5,422

Current Day
25

Days Remaining
6

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 29, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,085

  NaNoWriMo Participant-73x73Over Forty-Three Thousand Words.  Full Highs and Lows, Pain and Suffering, Love, Memory  and Regret.  I’ve built a little cushion so I can sleep tonight.


Average Per Day
1,822

Words Written Today
5,153

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
43,734

Words Remaining
6,266

Current Day
24

Days Remaining
7

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 27, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
896

Reblogged from CBS Boston:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pen may not be as mighty as the keyboard these days, but California and a handful of states are not giving up on handwriting entirely.

Bucking a growing trend of eliminating cursive from elementary school curriculums or making it optional, California is among the states keeping longhand as a third-grade staple.

The state’s posture on penmanship is not likely to undercut its place at the leading edge of technology, but it has teachers and students divided over the value of learning flowing script and looping signatures in an age of touchpads and mobile devices.

Read more… 907 more words

Excerpt from the email message from Alicia, a member of the NaNoBoston Executive Committee and social media maven:

““Hooray! We’ve made it over the week two hump!” and give high fives all the way around. If you participated in the 24 Hour Write In, chances are you’re still trying to catch up on sleep. The good news is this: It’s Thanksgiving week. That means you can sleep in.

But for some, Thanksgiving week means ZERO rest. ZERO word count. Don’t worry — we’ve all been there. Sometimes a couple of days away from our beloved manuscripts is what we need to realize a new shiny ending, or that a disco dancing clown is definitely needed.

If you do have to take a few days away from your manuscript, a perfect way to catch up on your word count is to come to our penultimate Regional Write In on Sunday, November 25th at the Watertown Free Public Library at 2 PM. The write in will take place in the Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room.

For everyone who has donated and bought merchandise, thank you! As of right now, we have $629.35 to donate to National Novel Writing Month on behalf of the Boston region.”

——————————————————————————————————————————
Please visit NaNoBoston.org for more details about write-ins and purchasing NaNoWriMo merchandise.

As of today (November 24th), The Boston Region’s total word count is 27, 328, 046.

I am thinking about National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo Participant-73x73

Finally seeing the finish line kinda…My eyes…my eyes…

Average Per Day
1,677

Words Written Today
6,192

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
38,581

Words Remaining
11,419

Current Day
23

Days Remaining
8

At This Rate You Will Finish On
November 29, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,428

I wrote a lot to The Smiths’ “William, It Was Really Nothing.”

<br />Today&#8217;s word count stats as follows: Your Average Per Day911Words Written Today1,136Target Word Count50,000Target Average Words Per Day1,667Total Words Written7,294Words Remaining42,706Current Day8Days Remaining23At This Rate You Will Finish OnDecember 24, 2012Words Per Day To Finish On Time1,857Yeah, I need to get off my butt and jam.  In related news, the word counts stats for my home region: USA :: Massachusetts :: Boston, which has 7553 members, is at 10,936,874 for Day 8.<br />

Today’s word count stats as follows:

Your Average Per Day
911

Words Written Today
1,136

Target Word Count
50,000

Target Average Words Per Day
1,667

Total Words Written
7,294

Words Remaining
42,706

Current Day
8

Days Remaining
23

At This Rate You Will Finish On
December 24, 2012

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,857

Yeah, I need to get off my butt and jam.  In related news, the word counts stats for my home region: USA :: Massachusetts :: Boston, which has 7553 members, is at 10,936,874 for Day 8.

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