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NaNoWriMo and the third Tale of the Unearthly Northwest

So.  This will be my third NaNoWriMo.  I’ve made it to 50,000 words (the thirty day goal of the exercise) twice.  The first time resulted in a trunk novel (as in, this one will stay in the trunk because I wouldn’t want to inflict it on anyone), and the second time resulted in my first Tale of the Unearthly Northwest, Sojourn.

This time I’m writing my third Tale, called Voyage, and so far I’m a bit above schedule.

1683 words yesterday, and 1915 words today (to make the 50,000 word goal, you need to average 1667 words a day for the thirty days).   3598 words so far.

I like deadlines like this, and goals.  And accountability, definitely.   I have a tendency to procrastinate like crazy, so this forces me to get my act together.  It took me almost a year to write Reunion, my second Tale.  I don’t want that to happen again.

So I’ll be making accountability posts here, hopefully on a daily basis.  I suspect (and hope) that Voyage, will be longer than 50,000 words, so I’ll probably wind up going into December.

Any encouragement or firm shoves in the right direction are more than welcome!

Success, success, I did it, I did it!

By the skin of my teeth. It is 9:08 pm on Wednesday, November 30th, and I just wrote:

Ta-da! I’d rather have wine, but the little guy can have his beer. He’s been working hard, too [g].

2404 words on Monday the 28th.
2242 words yesterday, Tuesday the 29th, and
a whopping 2950 words today!

So I have won NaNoWriMo for the second year in a row.

I only have what I think is half to two-thirds of a rough draft at this point, but I will have a completed rough draft by the end of the year if it’s the last thing I do [g].

And now I am going to bed. Phew!

progress, and an interesting Yellowstone link

I’ve been head down in NaNoWriMo, so haven’t been blogging properly, but I do want to report that I’m up to over 23,000 words on True Gold, the sequel to Repeating History.

And here’s an interesting link to a series of photos made by NASA about the recovery from the 1988 fires in Yellowstone.  I hope you find them as fascinating as I did.

And it is officially Day 1

Of NaNoWriMo, that is.  2043 words on True Gold, the sequel of sorts to Repeating History, which is about a young woman caught up in the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s.  I will be posting word counts, commentary, and occasional snippets at my NaNo LiveJournal account (sojourn_town).  These posts will be friendslocked, which means that if you wish to read those entries, you will need to have either an OpenID account or a LiveJournal account, and you will need to “friend” me at LiveJournal, at which point I will happily friend you back as long as I know who you are (comment here as well, with your ID, so that I do). 

I’m sorry to make it so difficult, but I don’t want to be posting even just snippets of the draft out where anyone can find them.

That said, if you are interested, and you do jump the hoops, I hope to make it worth your while…