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NaNoWriMo: Eyeing the Finish Line

Today I broke 44k, which means my win is within the week. According to the official site calculations, I'll finish on the 25, which is a very comfortable win and right on target for my goal of 55k by the end of the month. Oh yes, I may finish early but I ...

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The 100 Page Slump

Whaddaya know? 14 chapters and approximately 100 pages in, I hit a slump. There's this theory that says that about 100 pages into a novel, most people hit a wall. It's around the 20-25k mark. Coincidentally, this is typically in the second week of NaNoWr ...

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NaNoWriMo: Bending the Rules

So, I might be cheating just a little bit. The official rules for NaNoWriMo state: Just be sure to only count words written during the month. Now, I have about 15k of a previous draft of GISELLE sitting on my hard drive. It covers quite a bit of the sa ...

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NaNoWriMo, Day 3

So, how's that fancy graph thing working out? Not. So. Hot. As you can see, I'm well below the plan. But, Days 1 and 2 both managed to beat the daily minimums, so there's that. Day 1 was a blast. We held a midnight KOP at a diner and I wrote over a th ...