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40007 / 50000 words. 80% done!

This update needed one of those nifty counters, so here we go! I'm on the last stretch now. I am attempting to finish this thing on Sunday (today!) so even though I am not at the Night of Writing Dangerously, I can at least finish on the night. And when I do, I am going to invest in one of those spiffy Viking hats. Must. Have. Viking. Hat! And then I'll wear it to further write-ins because I will still be going to those even when I'm finished. I am trying to write a whole lot more before the end of November. I am in a year challenge and for most of it I slacked off in it. I have nearly 141,000 more words to write after I complete my NaNo. So I'll be attempting to write another 50,000 words in the last days before the 30th. Wouldn't that be something? I would be pretty stoked about that. I can do it. I can so do it. Especially because I have a lot of writing projects to work into it. And I am counting my journal entries too. How meta is it that I am talking about it here? Heh. I need to check my steps because I need to get to those too. December is going to be plenty rough on me since I haven't been using my pedometer.

I'm not happy with my plot, but I am getting it down on paper. I think it has potential. When I revise--and I will revise this one--I am going to rework the style. I have been writing from one character's point of view during each day of November. Instead, I am going to write shorter passages for each character on each day, or the important days in their lives. There is a lot of potential here even if it hasn't been realized yet. I will also be revising my short story collection, which takes place before this piece. I am intent on getting that published next year.

Beginning today, to get my 250k words and 1million steps, I need to average the following:

Averaging 3683 words a day
Averaging 7413 steps a day

It's time to really get myself into shape with words and steps. I've been letting myself slack for too long. Gotta get more sleep, write more, and walk more. I hope this really sparks some things up. I'll start on this new regiment today.

I'm borrowing this from my friend [livejournal.com profile] myras_girls. Thank you!

Today I'm grateful for:

Family and friends
My kitties and my pup
Doctor Who
Steven Moffat
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan ♥ ♥ ♥
Comfy socks (especially K.Bell soft and dreamy socks)
Music on my iPod
[livejournal.com profile] roxicons and her icons and Flikr account
[livejournal.com profile] geonncannon and his brilliant writer mind (I am SO excited about the Sanctuary/Warehouse 13 drabble he is doing for me. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this. Helen/Tesla/HG Wells. It is going to be fucking epic!) (Geonn--I hope you know I completely trust your writing skills) Seriously folks. You need to read this guy. He's a published writer and everything! :D Utter brilliance.))
RPing...Oh yeah. :D
Sera Beak
My laptop
writerfangirl: ([golden sunlight])
Didn't put much time into writing today at all. :( The most amount of writing I did today was write a listing on the buddy system at [livejournal.com profile] thewritingpen.

It was a rainy day so I wasn't able to walk, either. It seems that my number of steps does fall under that of someone who is sedentary. iPod says that I walked 1047 steps today. Yesterday I somehow managed 6000. I would like to average 5000 around the house and 5000 walking. I just need to do more around the house. I did start cleaning my room today. That's a big elephant that has been sitting around for years. I really need to set up my new bookcase and put it in my room. I think I have space by my desk. I definitely need to re-evaluate the use of holding space in my room, though.

Tomorrow I'll write more pages, maybe work on a prompt, and do walking. And probably some more cleaning too. I'd like to get further along with my room.
writerfangirl: ([heading toward liftoff])
a deliberation.
a way of life.
who I am and who I want to be.
my main form of expression.
the best thing in the world.
not to be taken too seriously (by me).
a way to fly.
an exercise where heart, mind, and soul are one.
in my blood.
a fine way to make a living.
not as hard as I make it out to be.
a way that produces mental stimulation.
something that can surprise you.
fun to do in the bathtub.
a way to draw up emotions.
the only way to live.
like flying.
what I should can will do more often.
like breathing.
a magical art.
less complicated than I make it to be.
like stepping on garden stones in a light mist.
the perfect thing to do in bed, on a Sunday, when it is raining.
who I am--not what I do.
best done with pen and paper instead of a computer keyboard.
where the dead still lives.
human kind's greatest accomplishment.
a complement to tea with cream and honey.
what I'm doing right now.
a bit sneaky.
the best thing in the world.
something that never seems as hard when I'm doing it.
about community.
not as difficult as students believe it to be, either.
not about the money.
something worth fighting for.
very quirky.
really cool.
about life--whether fictitious or not.
something that helps me understand myself.
my craft.
a passion play.
always very satisfying for me, even when I don't know what I'm doing.
great without a roadmap.
writerfangirl: ([too little ink])
Shazia, the instructional specialist, has given me the task of typing some REALLY old (talking 60s or 70s here) information sheets about punctuation.

I just found a sentence which shows the age of this writing rather nicely:

One of the examples of the semicolon states: He needed butter, for his ham and eggs; jam, for his toast; and his wife, for entertainment while he had breakfast.

I can't wait to see what other gems crop up from the time of non-pc. :D


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