Sunday, 29 November 2009

Day 29: Done and Dusted

I am very hapy to announce that I have just hit 50K!

Ah, the rush!

But of course, the story is not over here. I have still to finish my novel (Around 60-65K) and the editing process beckons me.

But for now...celebrations!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Day 27: Almost Over, but Certainly Not the Intensity!

DAY 27: Word Count - 42,386.

My Goal- To reach 50K by the end of the weekend.

Meaning? - Just under 4K written on both Saturday and Sunday.

Equals- Yayz and Party Hats and Parades!

Like to keep it short and snappy today.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Day Twenty Five: Blog?...Is that you old friend?

I admit it, I have been once again completely neglecting my blog :S

But 'tis hard to juggle life, NaNo, Blogging and everything else at the same time!

So I offer my sincere apologies.

Although, things are going so much better than they were before. Hit 40K today and am hopefully going to catch up with the minimum that I need for the day today - 40,1667. Should be okay.

But NaNo, like it or not, is going to be over soon and...and...I just have to...accept that :(

Aww, it's been a lot of fun and I will have a hard time letting go, but the good thing is that I am 100% sure that my novel will extend to somewhere around 65-75K. So it is good news all round!

I will be patiently waiting for my CreateSpace offer to come! (A free papareback copy of your book)

So prepare for the final lap! 50K! :D

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Day 15 - 19 AKA: Severe Blog Neglect Syndrome

Yes, I know and I apoligise for not updating in centuries (It feels like centuries to me!) But things have been hectic to say the least.

I have quite a few things to report:

First of all: That cosy little word blanket of 3,000 words ahead or so has now gone. I have had far too many (6 whole days!) of non-writing so far and now I am ahead by a mere 200. This weekend, the pace will be picked back up again!

In other news, I went to my first write in on Sunday! :D

It was fantabulous to meet other NaNo-ers in and around the city and I got some words done (1.5K in around 4 hours!) but it's difficult to resist chatting! So, hopefully I'll get to go to another before the month is over as I thoroughly enjoyed myself :D

Two or so more days of non-writing since my last blog update (Insert Sad Face) So I've proposed for no more! An end to this treachery!

Good News.

My plot is coming along a little slower than expected (I'm at 32K) and the main, main thing hasn't really happened yet. I cant't explain it on this, it's surprisingly difficult, but I hear you say- what the hell is your NaNo about anyway?

Here is the summary and an excerpt- enjoy!

Synopsis: Deep Six: Cerebral Tyranny

An adaptive work of the fictional novelist 'Thom E. Gemcity'

The team, dealing with their own personal dramas, are flung into the world of dangerous and addicting game that is plaguing the streets with its sheer brutality and fascination; what starts off as a curiosity, ends up as an addiction.
When the deaths of three psychotic and hallucinogenic 'players' occur in unusual and suspicious circumstances, and an internet post setting the date for a national 'gaming' day, can the team uncover this underground phenomenon before more lives are lost?

Excerpt: Deep Six: Cerebral Tyranny

He looked out onto the sight of the street unto which he called home. He seldom did this, even in his own home, the curtains always stayed shut. He awoke every day in the early hours and always precisely made it to work before the first light of dawn shone across the architectural beauty that was Washington D.C. The fine capital city of an even finer country. He returned home at dusk and as night was well on its way, and by then, there was no need for the curtains to be open. There was no light to be ‘let in’. So they remained shut. In place. Always.

As intriguing as it may sound, there was a simpler explanation. He was embarrassed. He looked out onto the neon light street, where gangs of young teenage boys were armed with weapons and sent out to fight battles that did not serve a purpose, where decent, intelligent women were stricken down by poverty and forced to roam these dangerous streets as whores. A feeling of disgust settled in on the man. There was no community here. Even while taking the short trip from the door of his block of apartments to his car parked outside, he felt a deep fear of being assaulted or attacked.

These things happened, he told himself, you just have to stay safe, maybe we’ll work on it from there, that pension of yours could probably get you some little four roomed box out there in Cancun.

This was not a home for anyone. This was a prison. Even the buildings, the stores, the mailboxes - everything was intimidating.


This is all I can think of Blogging so far, but stay tuned if I can remember any more! (Which isn't likely - I have the memory of a frying pan!)

But enough about me, how are you?

Sunday, 15 November 2009


What a relief!

I've overcome the two week blues!!! *cheers*

Here's how my week went.

Monday: 527 words

Tuesday: 0 words

Wednesday: 2512 words

Thursday: 0 words

Friday: 0 words

Saturday (Today) 2936 (Woo!)

I actually sat at my laptop today, just attempting to start the first sentence of my writing day. I hadn't written in so long, I had kinda forgotten how to get back into the flow of things, in a weird way. Yes, I didn't think the 2 Week blues would get me, but in the end they did.

But I guess it was mostly due to busy life and exhaustion. (As seen in the posts earlier)

Here's hoping for a good week three!

(My apple senses are tingling, this means week 3 is gonna be a good one!)


*dances around the room*

(Just had an energy drink, explains why this post is slightly more...insane than usual)

*flies out window*

Day 13: *sniff*

No writing done yet again.

Too sad to type out this blog. :(

Friday, 13 November 2009

Day 12: Exhaustion and Yet Still No Writing

Unfortunately, things have been...well, hectic.

No words done today, boo!

Although, I'm still slightly ahead of the minimal amount which is good.

May Friday 13th be declared a non-stop write fest! :D