Thursday, February 1, 2007

50,000 words in one month

In November I participated in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I wrote just over 50,000 words in one month. The problem is that 50,000 words, though pretty impressive for a slacker like me, does not a complete book make. Since November I have only added 6,000 words to that total, leaving me far short of a completed novel. I'm not far from finishing the plot, but the book, as it stands now, is short, weak and sketchy.

My goal is to add another 50,000 words in February. I know, why pick the shortest month in the year? Why not? What's two days, more or less, and the sooner this is done, the sooner I can get back to the other book I have started. Then again, I have an idea to write 30 stories in 30 days, and I have to finish this book first.

So, that's how I plan to spend the next 27 days. So far I have about 800 words. That's a little behind schedule, but that's what weekends are for, right? I'll keep you up to date on my progress. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Riki said...

And all that by HAND? You are very prolific in my book and far from boring, so there.

Am I first to read and comment, huh, huh? Oh, goodie goodie!

Love your picture ... oh, did you say that wasn't you, it was Harley? Shucks, I thought it was you!

irene said...

Have missed you. Interesting story, would like to read more. I wish you success.

bevann said...

Hi Becky. Have missed you. This could be a great way to keep in touch! The book is quite interesting! Keep it coming!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Becky,
Sure have missed you.So far i love the book,please keep it coming. The pictures of Harley are so cute,just love animals.Thanks for sharing the book with us.Mary

Lorraine said...

Good luck on the book and yes, I want to hear about Harley, Your Mom and your dad and don't forget Marie. Lorraine

Ainslie said...

Dear Becky ~ Happy Saturday. I guess you'll be really writing up a storm this weekend. What a great project....loved the first two pages....keep 'em coming ! Please tell more about Harley. I know you love him so much ! Your mention of depression was interesting. Have you a diagnosis ? If I had one myself, it likely would be Bipolar Depression, as it tends to run in my family....at a gallop ! LOL Hugs & Smiles ~ Ainslie

Karen said...

Good luck on your book, Becky! Yes, I'm one of those who enjoy hearing about what's going on with you and your pets. Haven't read the jokes in years - just your personal comments. So I'm very happy that you're going to keep in touch this way! Thanks!