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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
Writing
NaNoWriMo
Lush
[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
Twitter
Sera Beak
My laptop
writerfangirl: ([creating rainbows])
Hi there!

You probably have heard me talk about the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). This is my sixth year doing it and I love it so much. The object of the NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in thirty days. That translates to 1,667 words a day. The NaNoWriMo is put on by the great people of the Office of Letters and Light, a nonprofit organization which does a lot more than put on the NaNoWriMo every November. They put on a number of different free creating writing programs for kids and adults in classrooms, communities, and libraries around the world. The Office of Letters and Light needs our help to continue doing their fine deeds. In addition to my writing efforts, I will be helping in fundraising.

Every dollar I raise will keep my spirits high as I write my way towards the realization of my creative goals. More importantly, your contribution will help National Novel Writing Month and its Young Writers Program create a more engaged and inspiring world. Please help me raise money for this wonderful cause.
For more information about the NaNoWriMo and the Office of Letters and Light, please check out: http://www.nanowrimo.org

Be sure to check out the Fund-o-Metter to see exactly where your donation dollars go!

If you donate through me, I will reward you with special gifts of thanks.

Read my gifttool account for further details
writerfangirl: ([lavender writing])
So now that I wrote my epic of all posts on Livejouranl about teachers (not how I planned it, just how it turned out), my brain won't go back to rest. It is active, it is vivacious. It wants to get words out. My brain is plotting in my favor and wants to get as many words out as possible.

When I was in community college and university, I got all sorts of advice about writing and realized some things myself.

Here are some of my favorite things I've been taught or have observed first hand: )

What are some of the lessons that you have learned or observed?
writerfangirl: ([walking boots])
One of the highlights of the National Novel Writing Month is the Night of Writing Dangerously Write-a-thon Fundraiser. This is my sixth year doing NaNo and I've never been, but I've always wanted to. This is actually the first year that I'll be able to attend because I have the funds to get myself to San Francisco!

As it is a write-a-thon fundraiser, you need to get sponsors to get you there. $200 USD will get you in. I need all the help I can on this to reach the goal. Any amount would help. One dollar. Anything. The money goes to The Office of Letters and Light, the parent non-profit company behind NaNoWriMo. Their main program is the Young Writers Program.

Thank you for any help that you can give! I'm really looking forward to this NaNo. I'm trying to be a Municipal Liaison for my area and I'm anticipating winning NaNo number 4.

Please help sponsor me to attend the Night of Writing Dangerously 2009
writerfangirl: ([sitting in the wide open])
Got my pen. Got my paper. Got some books, my music, and a planner. I also have the most important part: a mission. Now I have to define the terms and get it submitted by the 30th. Whew! Wish me luck! :D

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