5,285 / 50,000
Sorry for the short post earlier, I really did want to go a bit more in-depth into today, but as I said to luminations, hockey waits for no one. XD But now I'm back, and I'll talk about how today's NaNo has gone.
As you know from the above word-counter, I officially broke 5,000 words today, and I'm so proud of myself for doing so. I don't think I've ever written 5,000 words in three days of anything, and so this represents a significant accomplishment for me. By comparison, each chapter of To Ignite the Stars typically runs about 5,000 to 5,550 words, and those usually take me a week to two weeks to write depending on how busy I am. I've cranked out nearly four chapters of Desert Rose in THREE days.
It's these kinds of counts that make me wish I could've used TIS for NaNo, and all things being equal, I would have if the plotbunny for Desert Rose hadn't attacked so viciously. I mean, I'm enjoying working on DR, for sure, but the plain fact is that TIS has been languishing since NaNo started, and I don't like it one bit. Tomorrow doesn't look to be much better, as I have several secondary things to do in addition to my daily word count. We'll see.
One interesting thing I've found is that my motivation really seems to dip around 4:00 p.m. or so. It happened yesterday, and the precise same thing occurred today. Both times the key turned out to be backing away from the computer for a half hour or so, recovering my inspiration and going at it again at 5. Some timely word wars helped out today, as well.
Two last items of note before I go and try to add some last-minute words to today's count. One, you'll probably notice if you go to comment that I've changed the layout of this journal. Obi-Wan and Padmé have been put on the shelf for now in favour of a beautiful new Expressive layout geared specifically to NaNo. Rest assured that in due time, I will mostly likely get bored with said layout - as is my custom - and change it back, but for now, this is what you get.
Two, tomorrow marks the first day I will be able to post excerpts from my NaNo project, since the fic contest at the Obidala Fan Forum will officially be over. At that point, an index post will go up (similar to the one for TIS) where all chapters and some Author's Notes will be housed. In addition, I'll explain the reasons why I wasn't able to post stuff right away. Chapters 1-3 will definitely be up immediately, and we'll see how far I get with the others.
Back to Insanityville ...