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Plot bunny1

November 1, 2014

And we're off and running on the 14th NaNo.  It's looking like a good day and I hope I can keep up a good count. The story is fine.  I just have questions about whether it will hold up through all eight episodes.

So far, though -- looking good!


Plot bunny

November 2, 2014

My first day count was a bit over 19k.  Not my best first day ever, but not too bad.  I hope to get to the 10k average for the first few days.

It's funny how much this can just take over your life if you let it.  Good thing that I think it's mostly fun.


Plot bunny 3

November 3, 2014

Second day was over 10k.  Today is much slower, but I'm moving along.  I have made it through the first of the eight episodes and it came in at 30k.  I think I'm going to have a hard time keeping that level, though.  This is odd, but I have to stop worrying so much about the word count.  Just focus on the story.

Plot Bunny 4

November 4, 2014

Headaches the last few days have taken some of the fun out of this year's NaNo.  I'm still pushing at it, and I'm still getting words done, but it's been difficult.  With that in mind, I'm moving away from having to get a certain word count on each point.  It means the entire piece will come in far shorter than I would have liked, but I am going to enjoy writing it a lot more.

And this is a first draft, right?  I can fix it all later.

At any rate, I'm over 40k which means I'm doing fine for my 10k a day for the first few days.  Today is slow, but it might still pick up.


Plot Bunny 5

November 5, 2014

Moving along quite nicely.  I'm pretty happy with how the novel is going. This was my last 10k day, though.  I have to come back to reality now.  Or maybe halfway back -- I'm hoping to write 5k a day.

The story is going well.  I can't complain about that, at least.


November 6, 2014

Funny how just slowing down a little has put me off.  I am now having trouble with 5k days when I was sailing through 10k ones.  Isn't that odd?  You just never know what is going to happen.

I am in luck with work.  I won't have a newsletter until about the 20th.  You don't get that lucky very often!

And I can just feel winter coming.  Ugh.

Back to writing.

Writing friends

November 7, 2014

Still fighting to get the 5k.  I think my brain turned off somewhere along the way.  I keep jabbing at the story, though.  I'm wandering off the outline a bit here and there and that's helping because it was getting kind of dull.

I can tell one thing, though -- my people are simply thinking too much.  I'm going to have to do something about that in the rewrite.  I'm starting to think a nice AI might be useful about now.


November 8, 2014

Nice weekend.  Probably the last nice weather we'll have for a while, though now they're cutting back on our chance of snow.  I don't know if I should be happy about that or not.  Yeah, snow and cold -- not good.  But you know, I like snow sometimes. 

Oh well, no choice of mine.  The story is still moving.  Not well, but it is moving.

plot bunny

November 9, 2014

Had a faster run at the 5k today, so that's good.  Up to 70k total!  If I could get back to 10k days (ha!) I could get up to 100k pretty fast.  Not going to happen, but it's a thought.

The weather is turning cold here.  I would like a bit more of the warm so we can rearrange things in the house, but that doesn't seem to be likely to happen.  I'll just have to do it anyway and see how it goes for winter.  I plan on a small room and warmth.  I don't think that's too much to ask for.

We aren't going to get snow, though.  Oh well.  We can live with this.

Tomorrow is 1/3rd of the way through NaNo already.  Yay!


Yes, more plot bunnies!

November 10, 2014

Yes, we had a little snow.  And boy did it get cold.  It's not going to warm up again for quite a while.  The week forecast is still showing below freezing all the way to Tuesday.  What fun.

Writing is going okay but I'm getting side tracked by a move for the computer to a spot that should be warmer through the cold weather.  I'll miss my windows, but I can go by and see them now and then.

Plot bunnies

November 11, 2014

Oh yeah.  Cold.  Way too cold and going to stay cold.  I am not happy that it hit like this, but we'll survive. 

Starting to move stuff into the other room.   I hope we can make this work.  Otherwise I'll be moving my stuff next door.  Really don't want to do that since Russ does so well there.  And besides, it would mean cats and dog, too.  Not really a good plan.

Writing is suffering for this, but it would be in this cold anyway.  I'll get moving again soon.

Writing wall

November 12, 2014

Inching closer to that 100k mark.  Also, having fun with the tea and the new room.  Everything still needs work and I miss the big windows and watching the birds -- but over all, it's pretty nice right now.

The weather is awful.  It will get better, but no time soon.



November 13, 2014

I hate this weather.  I have the cold from hell, and even though the room is nice, You have to go out in the other parts of the house at some point.  Snarl.

Story is good, though.  90k.  I think it's going to go somewhere around 150 to 175k.  That's fine.  Not sure what else I'll write this month, but that will be fine to have a novel that long to work with later.

Write, write, write.  It's November.

Buffy and plot bunny

November 14, 2014

We're going to have 3 to 5 inches of snow tomorrow.  And still very cold weather.  and then we'll have winds.

How did it get to be this much winter already?  Ack.  This should be January weather.  February.  If it's this cold now, what's it going to be like then?

The little office is working well.  That's the best I can say for this.

Still have a bad cold, though.

Snarl some more.

Zaphod and Plot bunnies

November 15, 2014

Yes!  I did it!  I reached 100k by the middle of the month, which this year has been a miracle.  The novel is going all right.  I'm not.  I'm either too cold or I have a massive headache or I'm sneezing, or I'm just plain annoyed about everything.

I have also not been out of the house for a week.  This is starting to bother me, but the weather out there is lousy.  And it's not going to get better.

Plot Bunnies

November 16, 2014

Up to 106k today.  Should have gotten more, but I kept getting sidetracked by things.  Every little thing distracted me, in fact. 

The weather is cold and getting colder.  Our high tomorrow will be 14f and we'll drop below zero tomorrow night.

No, I can't say this is my favorite winter so far. 

plot bunnies

November 17, 2014

Still moving a bit slowly. The cold weather is just starting to seriously annoy me.  It looks like we might have one day of warmer weather coming, but then it's going to drop right back down again.


But the tea is good.

Plot Bunnies

November 18, 2014

Better writing day in general, but now it's late and I'm run down.  It's not terribly cold today, so that's good.  I am doing well and almost up to 5k already.  Yay!  Can I make it to 6k or more?  That would make a nice day and a bit of a leap that I could use about now.

Nice that the month is already over half done, though.  Still over 116k.  I'm happy.

Zaphod and Plot bunny friend

November 19, 2014

The book is not going to hit 200k.  It probably could have if I had really, really pushed for more detail, but doing that was slowing me down -- so the book still wouldn't have reached 200k.  I decided on the fast first draft approach that almost always works for me.  I'll get somewhere around 150k on the book. 

I have not left the house since the 8th, the day before the weather turned bad.  You would think I'd be doing better.

Old Plot Bunny

November 20, 2014

 A couple good days have pushed me up to 128k.  I am closing in on the last two sections, so I'm still seeing 150k.  I am starting to wonder if there is anything relatively short I could write afterwards.

There is a little something that has come to mind.  We'll see how it goes with Tales of Grey 9 first.

And also DAZ work!

Lots of plot bunnies

November 21, 2014

The weather is marginally better today.  It is supposed to be much better tomorrow and the next day and then back down to cold.  But we are above freezing for the first time in 14 days!  Finally!

I need to get the DAZ newsletter done and then see how far I can get on the novel.  I have a headache and a sniffy cold, but still not feeling as miserable as I might have been.

Back to work!


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Zaphod and Plot bunny

November 30, 2014