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NaNoWriMo IV: Week 4 Report

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to meet my goal. I never caught back up to goal from last week, and Friday and Saturday left me exhausted so I didn't get anything done on either of them. Current word count is 63.3k, a far shy from the 72.5k it would need to be to be on par for this week. Partially I kind of got lost the last few days, and wasn't really sure where I wanted to go with the story next which made me put off going to it. And with tomorrow being the last day of NaNoWriMo, unfortunately that means this one won't be complete. I'll have one more chance tomorrow to write more during the November, and hopefully I can close the gap some more so it's less than a whole 10k behind, but we'll see.

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0600

NaNoWriMo IV: Week 3 Report

End of the third week, now it's the end of Sunday. This last week I did the opposite of the two before it: managed to keep up every day of the week, then fell behind at the weekend. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I got hardly any writing done because of various reasons of getting distracted. I've passed the 50k mark of NaNoWriMo goal, but I'm currently about 4800 words short of my own goals for this point. This week we go into Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I have an earlier schedule Thanksgiving and I'm off for Black Friday, so I should be able to make up the time and get back on track again by Friday, but I'll also have to write ahead to cover Saturday's because I'll be busy all of Saturday, so we'll have to see how it goes.

I haven't specifically gone into writing any entries about plot points of this one because of the material. I decided sometime back that I was going to basically split my approach: books related to indie games I have planned will also be done indie way and I'll self-publish (given that half of them are going to be novelization versions of games I'm working on), whereas books that are original works unrelated to any of that I'll possibly look into getting published by a publisher. I say possibly because the state of traditional publishing is of course pretty hard to get into, and it's really not that friendly to the author, but I'm not going to get into a rant on that right now. But this book is an original work, and so to not risk publishers turning it away for not being able to get first-publication rights, I'm not going to go into any specifics of this here.

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0600

NaNoWriMo IV: Week 2 Report

End of the second week, end of Saturday this time, and I'm behind once again. I was able to catch up Sunday, and stay caught up on Monday, but then Tuesday happened. And eveyrone knows that Tuesday was Fallout day...

Except I didn't play Fallout yet. I won't have time to for a while still. However, also this week was the release of the next major update to FFXIV, and that's what made me fall behind, playing new content to get the latest updates to the story. Tuesday I did no writing at all, and Wednesday and Thursday I didn't get my goal amount done. Friday I got hardly any done. Today I wrote over 6700 words, being able to go to a NaNoWriMo write-in today, meaning to catch up to goal I'll have to write just 4300 words tomorrow. Since I'm not hosting a tournament tomorrow that will be much easier to accomplish.

Now its very late, and I'm tired.

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:00:00 -0600

NaNoWriMo IV: Week 1 Report

End of week one for NaNoWriMo. My word count for the end of Friday was 11613 words, which is ahead of the NaNoWriMo goal, but behind my own goal of 75k words, which I settled on last year after beating the 50k goal last year and deciding I like the size and page count of the printed copies of last year after I typeset them based on the 75k range. So that's what my goal is for actual completed works now, at least as far as any I plan on self-publishing (which will be anything related to the unverse I've built for games and writing peices already), at least 75k words. That leads out to a goal of 2500 words a day, rather than the 1667 goal of NaNoWriMo itself.

As far as this week went for getting it done, every day that I did have the time to sit and work on it I was able to reach the goal fine. Wednesday I missed entirely, because I had to run all over everwhere in the evening looking for new shoes (which don't even fit right and I have to go return today). Friday I had to run someone across the valley late in the evening so got home with very little time to write, and spent a lot of that just dinking around on the internet instead of starting writing, so that was my fault. I got my pace finally and got to writing, but only had hit 1608 words by the time midnight rolled around so I had to cut it off at that point.

In order to catch up this wekeend, including the regular writing amounts needed for this weekend, I need to write an average of 4200 words a day between today and tomorrow. Luckily I don't really have much I need to do otherwise this weekend so can dedicate a fair amount of time, so I should be able to do it fine. I need to try to get another movie review section posted today too since it's been a while, which I've started outlining but haven't actually written the comments on yet.

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 03:00:00 -0600