NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: The Continuing Mission

Final word count: 10,232 Average words per day: 341 Well, that wraps it up for this year’s NaNoWriMo. My word count was not the 25,000 words that I had originally planned, but I’ll definitely take the 10,232 words that I did manage to produce this year. That’s roughly twice...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Four

Current word count: 8.911 Words this week: 1,843 Average words per day: 263 It was not exactly a stellar week in terms of word count. I really had expected to hit 10,000 words by this point, but it looks like I will probably have to settle for 10,000 words...

Firing Off My Canon

While I have many, many thoughts about the new Star Trek: Discovery, I’m only going to hit a few of the points right now (it still being NaNoWriMo and all). (I figure by now that those of you who are going to see it, have. If not, I’ll try...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Three

Current word count: 7,068 Words this week: 3,200 Average words per day: 457 It was not a bad week, overall. While my word count was a bit lower than I would have liked, it was still forward movement. The story … well, the story continues to take an interesting...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week Two

Current word count: 3,898 Words this week: 1,688 Average words per day: 241 My progress was slightly less than I had to expected it to be last week, but not by much. With everything else going on, I predicted a low word count. For what I did write, the...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Week One

Current word count: 2,210 Words this week: 2,210 Average words per day: 315 Not quite the progress I would have liked, but it is forward motion and that’s what this year is all about. Even given that, the word count is a bit less than I would have liked,...

NaNoWriMo 2017 Report: Stories are Like Children . . .

. . . or is that the other way around? This year’s writing effort is planned to be a sequel to my novella, “Building Baby Brother“. I finally have an idea what needs to happen next and, unusual for me, some its content is likely to be slightly more...

NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Down for the Count

Final word count: 5,315 Average words per day: 177 I won’t lie and say that this wasn’t a disappointing finish for what would have been my 10th anniversary of doing NaNoWriMo. On the upside: I have 5,315 words that I didn’t have when November started. I also learned that...

NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Week Four

Current word count: 5,315 Words this week: 1,739 Average words per day: 248 All things being relative, it has been a better (writing) week than most. My word count is still way, way behind where it needs to be. Is 10,000 words possible before midnight on the 30th? We’ll...

NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Week Three

Current word count: 3,576 Words this week: 361 Average words per day: 52 Okay, so not only is 50,000 words not happening, but even my revised goal of 24,000 words is very unlikely to happen. (Why 24,000 words instead of 25,000? Because 24,000 was my lowest word count over...