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November 1, 2015

I have my first 3k and I haven't been to bed yet.  The story is going well, though it keeps slipping out of the outline a bit.  No matter.  I was hoping for about 300 words for each entry and right now I'm getting about 1k each.  It will not stay that way, but that gives me a lovely base to build on.

And I had a lovely 15,369 for the first day.  That's a nice way to start off my November!  I wrote and wrote and wrote more.  It's a shame my back is giving out sitting here.  I'd be tempted to write all night, but it's off to bed and back in a few hours.

I am having a good NaNo.

November 2, 2015

Day 2 and 10,061.  My back is not quite as bad and really, I am simply sitting here and focusing on words and not it.  I'm really pleased with how nicely everything is moving.  25k already!  Yay!

Of course, when you are writing like this, there is absolutely no time for anything else in life.

November 3, 2015

10, 123.

I am not sure how I'm doing this well since I keep hitting all kinds of odd problems with the outline.  No, really, they left that place two days ago.  No reason to wake up there now and wonder where to go. They went.  They are somewhere else.

But over all, it's going well!

November 4, 2015

10035.  Harder to make that 10k today.  My left arm is sore from using the cane and all the weight on the wrist, which is making it harder to type.  But I'm still moving forward.  I am still in the first 1/3rd of the novel, too -- but the words per outline section are starting to move back into the 300 range that I had expected.

My main character is troubled about something that was told to him.  Yeah, that is going to get much worse.

Evil writer.  LOL

November 5, 2015

8139 words.  My first total below 10k, though I am still averaging that much.  I hope to go back up to 10k for a few days, but actually, if I drop to 6k right now, I'll still hit 200k for the month.  That doesn't seem too bad.

Story is good.  Just finally pulled a few things together and the new fun begins.  Poor characters.

November 6, 2015

I am very close to 6k already today.  That's good.  60k over all and I'll get more. 

Actually, I made it to 8k, so I'm good.  I also got a new bear and he's adorable.  Makes me happy.  The novel is going well.  My Snow Elf has given away his secret at last, and everything is going to be moving quickly for a while here.

But I am aiming at the 6k days now.  There are other things to get done in life.  I think.

November 7, 2015

Just over 6k today and it was nearly impossible to get there.  I don't know what happened, but the mind just refused to connect to story.  Or maybe the words have just gone away.  I can't even find anything to write here.

November 8, 2015

Oh so slow writing.  Come on brain.  We aren't even a third of the way through the month and you're giving me trouble.  Ack.

The story is okay.  Not bad at all.  But the brain jus will not kick over to write it today.  I might as well be hitting random keys at this point.

I can do this.  Just 3k more.

And I did do it, but it wasn't easy.  I hope writing goes better tomorrow.  Still, over 74k and at least 25k to go, I think.  So this is going to be a nice long book!

November 9, 2015

Crossed the 75k mark.  I am slowing down already, though.  I think it will pick back up again soon, but at the moment, things are not moving as well as I would hope.

The cats are all being cute, at least.  That counts for something.

November 10, 2015

I think I see the problem I'm having. too much angst in the story.  The sort of things I like to write have a bit of fun and witty lines and such, but this book has been death and destruction from the first.  The story is moving along fine, doing just what it is supposed to do -- but I can't say the characters are all that interesting.  That's because angsty characters with no relief (in my books and others) bore me.

Well, it's something to consider for the rewrite.  The book is almost done at least!

November 11, 2015

I think this book will be done today or tomorrow.  That's if I can actually get to it.  I've had a bit of work stuff and things to get caught up with today.  I'm going to start writing right after I get done with this.

I'm up to 86k.  I would have liked to do 100k by day 10, but that just simply was not going to happen.  Between back problems, colds and angsty characters, I've been slowed down.

Almost to the end, though.  I can do this!

November 12, 2014

An almost 7k day and doing okay, though still a ways to go to the end of the book.  Almost up to 100k on it, though, so that's good.

My brain is not entirely focusing the way I would like it to, but I'm still getting there.  This is going to be a long month, though!

It always is for NaNo.

November 13, 2015

A nice 5k day and closer to finishing.  I can't seem to get a real run on anything, though, which is kind of annoying.

I hope to have the first novel done tomorrow.

I have figured out the problem I'm having with it, though.  No one is particularly funny or witty and everyone is unhappy.  Nothing particularly good happens until maybe the end, and even that's dark.  Not the kind of book I would normally write.  I think I did okay with it, but I think it needs to be a bit lighter.

November 14, 2015

Done with Loyalty Treason Honor at 106533 words.  Yay!  Now on to the new Resurrection novel and then to a third one of I have time.  I'm not sure that I will.  I seem to be slowing down a bit!

I have more teas.  They'll see me through the month!

November 15, 2015

A nice 5k day for the middle of the month.  The new novel is going well, and I think this should be fine for the rest of the month.  I can't decide if things are going too fast or too slow, though.

I am so looking forward to December.

November 16, 2015

We had a strong wind storm through here, which is unfortunate since almost all the leaves are down now. Then, about 11 pm, we had a thunderstorm and hail.

Odd weather.

But another 5k day which is good.  I need to get a bit more again, though.  Kind of slowing down.

There is nothing to life but NaNo right now.

November 17, 2015

We went up to South Dakota tonight, which dropped my word count back to below 3k for the day, but I'll live with it.  LOL.  Middle of the month is the best time for a break like that.

We had rainy weather, too.  I expect it is going to turn worse soon.

Winter is on the way.

November 18, 2015

Back up to 5k -- but you know, this just isn't going to make it to 200k if I don't get a few good days here soon.  Is it that important to me?  I don't know.  Right now I'm not sure I care about writing at all.  It's that part of the month where everything is just too insane and I want NaNo to be over.

This is my 15th year.  You'd think I'd be used to it by now.

The story is okay, though.  I can do this.  And it's a good way to ignore the fact that we're slipping closer to the dreaded winter.

November 19, 2015

Okay, so we're almost 2/3rds of the way through NaNo.  Suddenly it seems to have gone very fast.  I have almost 130k so that's not bad, really.  The outline for this story is holding up before than the last one did, so I think I have a chance of getting to 200k if I can just keep writing.

Oh, that sounds odd, but the truth is that about this time it all starts looking like more insanity than even I want to deal with.  I need away from this computer.  I need to believe there is more to life again.

Like computer art.  LOL

November 20, 2015

Ten days left!

I got all the way up to 6k today.  Yay!  135k!

Also went to the doctor, more meds, and it snowed about five inches.  Hello winter.

November 21, 2015

And a lovely 10k day.  I don't usually get them this late in the month, so it was really nice to just flow with it today.  The Resurrection story is going well!

I also had a lovely drive out to Sonic for dinner.  Got to see the snow and got some nice pictures.  Over all, not a bad day at all.

But is it done yet?

November 22, 2015

Almost 6k.  Move along little story.  Just keep moving along.  We'll get there.

The snow has mostly melted today.  That's okay.  I don't want it to be too cold this year.  Just get through the winter and we'll be fine, right?

How often have I been saying that down through the years?

Just a bit over a week left.  We can do this.

November 23, 2015

I had another 10k day.  This helps a great deal, but I'm still not certain I can it all the way to 200k for the month.  How did I used to do this?  I even had one year where it was over 260k!

Still, can't complain as long as I am enjoying the stories!

One week left!

November 24, 2015

Gasp.  Pant.  Growl.

Yes, getting there.

168k so far.  That would be enough for any sane person.

Back to writing.

November 25, 2015

Somebody just shoot me.  Why do I do this to myself every year?

Okay, we can get through this.  I'm good.  Just five more days.

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had nice food, though something didn't agree with me again.  I am getting so tired of that happening.  We also had snow today, which looks lovely, even though a lot of people will not be happy about it.  Still, for those who want to snuggle into home, it's nice.

The writing is still going.  Just a few more days. 

I love NaNo, but I'm always glad to see it get over!

November 27, 2015

Three days left.  I need another 14k.

This isn't impossible.  I just am so looking forward to getting done and having something of a normal life back again. 

November 28, 2015

The 6k day today means that I really don't have that much left to reach 200k.  The next question is whether I can finish the novel or not.  Yes, really, I shouldn't have a problem since I'm actually adding pieces in right now and the ending is there.  So, I should be able to get this done without a lot of trouble.

Yay!  There were some points where I really didn't think this was going to happen!

November 29, 2015

A nice 4k day with only 2k left to go, more or less.

I'm starting to think about what I can do with all that time again. 

Like finish the other novel.

Really, though, I want to get my lovely photography stuff back out and start playing with things again.  I want to do some art stuff.  I want to read more (though I have been doing okay on that -- thank you Nook!).

It's funny how one month can seem so long!

November 30, 2015

I did it!  I got done about 5pm with 200,187 words! 

And it's snowing like a kitten here tonight!  Russ and I went out to pizza so I got some nice pictures (and a fun meal). 

I've been working on all the other stuff that needs done, too.  Monthly stuff for sites and things.  I am incredibly tired though.  I could seriously go crawl off and sleep right now.  I think it's the realization that I don't have anything that has to be done Right Now.

So there we are.  November is done.  15 years of NaNo.  I'm glad I did it, but I'm also glad I'm done.