Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Monday, November 10, 2008

Inspiration Strikes & NNWM Update

Saturday night I was typing along, trying to get some words in before I got too tired to type, and WHAM! Inspiration hit me. Like a freight train. Out of the recesses of my subconscious, I got a great idea for a new twist, and it fits in so perfectly it's almost like I plotted it that way. It even ties up a loose end I wasn't aware of. Hurray. I even told my husband about it, but he just looked at me like I'm nuts. Can't blame him really since he hasn't read this book, and the whole thing would sound weird to someone who hasn't been enveloped by the story. (When he finally reads this, he'll totally get it.)

I wish I could tell you what it was, but it would be a major plot spoiler. =o(

Anyway, I just wanted to squee with you all.

Now for the NNWM update. Since this is the tenth day of NNWM, I thought I would give you my stats as they stand now.

11/1 - 1349 words written
11/2 - 4023 words written
11/3 - 1733 words written
11/4 - 493 words written
11/5 - 2014 words written
11/6 - 1309 words written
11/7 - 0 words written
11/8 - 3560 words written
11/9 - 1723 words written

Which leaves me at 16204 total so far this month, or 32.41% of the way to my goal of writing 50K this month. So far I've only worked on Nano, but if I get this first-drafted before the 50K, I'll start something else. I think the important thing to understand with NNWM is that you may not hit your daily goal every day, but you may be able to make it up another day. I just have to stop myself from shooting only to hit the goal, or to make up the lost words. I need to remember to keep writing until the ideas and/or my hands are used up. And it also means that if I haven't hit my goal, I need to stop watching football and get back to work. Yesterday was almost an 800 word day because my average was above 1665, but I kicked myself in the butt and got another 900 or so out.

Or to borrow a phrase from Dorry the fish: Just keep swimmin'. ;o)

How's your writing going so far this month?

4 comments:

Wendy Roberts said...

Congrats on all you've done!

For me, writing is going great. It's the re-writing that'll kill me!

JenWriter said...

Yay for inspiration! I love when that happens!

Kristen Painter said...

I am jealous of your words. I hope to get some of my own tomorrow.

Kristin B said...

Keep it up! I had a blank day on Saturday (hey! I had PLANS! Social engagements don't get canceled until the last week...). But I had a cushion all ready, and managed to create one for myself on Sunday, too. So last night, I only needed to get in about 1000 words. Then my MC went off on a rant, giving me a 200 word cushion for today.

Such a sweetheart, she is.

P.S. Did you know you're the only commenter for whom blogger will send me comment notifications? Ever. Yer speshul!