Daily Update: NaNoWriMo Day 29
Before I start, let me mention that I have a free story out there for your enjoyment. A twitter discussion went from “What was just done” “Comparing weasel stories” to “What to do next?” I didn’t participate in the weasel stories, but they were great fun. Once I discovered there was going to be another round or flash fiction and we were discussing the topic, I was intrigued. It went from lost in the woods, to mermaids, to sirens, to zombie sirens. There were likely more iterations than that, but Zombie Sirens? Pfft, sign me up.
Yes, Yes. I know it’s NaNoWriMo and I was behind on my word count and all that, but I still decided to write a story. Man cannot survive on Space Opera alone. There are seven stories live so far (mine being number seven). Check out the story here! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Also be sure to check out the other stories. They’ve run the gamut of what could be done. It’ nice to be included in such company
So That NaNoWriMo stuff. Yeah. I was behind a couple thousand words a couple days ago. What did I do? Did I panic? Did I freak out? Did I freeze up and say “To Hell with it”? NO! I sat my butt down and wrote and wrote and wrote until my fingers bled ink! I made the keyboard dance my dance. I whipped that story around until it couldn’t spin no more.
I wrote 3000+ words yesterday not just getting me caught up to my NaNoWriMo goal, but getting me ahead. Tonight I only need to type out 1300 words and I will have achieved my NaNoWriMo goal. Heck, I could probably do that during my lunch time.
How did I write so much yesterday? I hit an exciting part in the story. It’s all out action from here to the end. Well, the end of the action anyway. Once the crew solves the two dilemmas I’ve thrown at them they’ll have some work to do, a brief down period. There will be a wrap up chapter or two and then it’s over. Yes, I’m at the 50,000 word mark that I wanted to hit for November, but there’s still a lot of story to go. I’ll be trying to get this done during December while I’m working on a dozen other things to prepare for 2013. Exciting times are ahead. I can tell you that.
So am I still excited about writing after so many words during 2012 and a grueling NaNoWriMo? Oh hell yes. I think I’m even more excited now. I don’t just want to write more books, but I’ve got more ideas for each series I’m going to be working on. I’m loving the creative freedom I feel when I type. I can’t imagine not writing now.
I’ll try and contain my excitement until I write my NaNoWriMo postmortem and my 2012 year in review. As I keep saying, I learned a lot this year. I hope you’ll enjoy (and have enjoyed) what I’ve shared.