and I promise it is something that can be overcome.
After all, I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo for and obscene number of years now, and simply put, until 2009 I had never won. And then in 2010, I lost all of my momentum, and started a whole new story half way through the month. I mean it, this can be overcome. I was over 5k words behind going into today, and after today’s writing, I am a little less than 5k behind. I gained a whole 500 words in one sitting.
I’m not going to lie. Write or Die, the program, is probably my savior. I set it to fifteen minutes, and then to five hundred words. And then I hit go. And I usually end up with a little over six hundred and fifty words for an average session. I will generally run three sessions with a few spurts of writing between them every night. And that, my friends, is how I get it done. Now, if only I can keep that kind of drive up for the rest of the year, right?
I’m going to be trying a new trick after the end of November this year, and it’s going to involve a lot of little bars, lots of color, and hopefully daily posting on the blog. Having 100,000 words to talk about for the new year shouldn’t be hard. Especially since I have a short story to rewrite so I can get it edited and released on January 1st. I was thinking about offering it as a free ebook, it’s just going to be figuring out how I can format it without it costing me a whole lot. Because, you see, I don’t even make $8/hr at my job, and with the way the American economy has gone these last few years, I can barely make ends meet most months.
I worked this morning, from 0530 until almost 1430 in the afternoon today, and while it was slow enough to not cause my any headaches, it was also slow enough to cause most of the staff to go brain dead. And so, brain dead me came home and played Star Trek Online for almost three hours and then went crazy on the writing. And the forum fixing. And some more writing. I hope to actually finish this story this year. We’ll see. I haven’t actually finished a story during NaNo yet, so let’s see what happens this year.