Thursday, November 29, 2007

Day Twenty-Nine Total: 50,642 - I AM A WINNER!!!

I am not a loser! Because it says so right there that I am a winner!

Life is good. Like, seriously.

So Close, So Close, So Close!!!!

I am less than two hundred words away. My story's about two thousand words from the finish, though. But I am so pleased with myself.

I thought I'd have so much trouble pulling another win out of the bag, but it doesn't seem so hard anymore.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Day Twenty-Eight Total: 46,361

How awesome am I? I wrote more than ten thousand words today. Sure, I had to if I wanted to finish, but the important thing is that I did.

YAY!!! Only four thousand more words. In comparison to this morning, that seems but a pittance, a mere four more hours worth of work.

So I finished part 3 of 4

And I've run out of plot. My first plot wasn't interesting enough. Now I need a new one.

Day Twenty-Seven Total: 35,500

My total is going up, but still slower than I'd really like it to. I'd be most pleased if I finished tomorrow. But there is a very fat chance (... a thin one, really if you think about it) that that's going to happen. Must write more words.

Edit: And by tomorrow, I mean today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Day Twenty-Six Total: 28763

Must write more...

Monday, November 26, 2007

You know how you get to the point where... end up making your characters eat what you just did, even if it's not at all relevant to the plot?

Yeah. That's me, right now. I even had to skip forward in time just to get it all sorted out.

It seems I've begun writing a completely different story

The original plan was to write this long, arduous, beautiful tale of not-quite-star-crossed lovers who manage to stay together through this all. A week or so ago (longer, really, I guess) I realised how absolutely boring this was and couldn't bring myself to write. How had I ever thought that a barely plotted shred would act as enough to guide me through 50 000 words?

I have no idea. Today I started writing part 3, of the novel, which was supposed to be:
  1. In my female character's P.O.V. (it's not still the male's... and I'm not even sure if she's going to go back to being main after she broke up with him)
  2. About how they weren't getting married and just having a very long engagement
In my boredom I introduced a new character, Justin, Alec's cousin. He was supposed to be vying for Mae's affection but it turns out that he's gay and just got out of a terrible relationship which is the whole reason why he's in Australia, and he, Alec, and Alec's best friend Rob (who was practically a cameo in part 1) have started an ice cream shop together.

I don't care, at least I'm writing something. Who knows what Part 4 will bring in its thrilling conclusion?

Day Twenty-Five Total: 26988

Why yes, that is the same as day twenty-four.

I must be a strange anomaly in that I write more when it's not the weekend. I actually do use those for relaxing.

Day Twenty-Four Total: 26988

Yup, no increase.

Day Twenty-Three Total: 26988

Plodding along, realising that I really need to write.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Day Twenty-Two total: 26619

Slowly, slowly.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Day Twenty-One Total: 26070

Note to self: Next year don't throw a party at your house and then apply for jobs. Too much for one brain to handle. And presumedly I'll actually be working next year instead of this lazing about.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Day Twenty Total: 25860

I'm running out of time, but what's to do?