That's right. I finished last night. 50,311 words. In 14 days. Gloat gloat.
The sucky part about all of that is that I'm the ML for the area, and if I'm not working on something, being at the write-in while people are writing is going to be really difficult.
So I'm trying to come up with something to write while I'm there...something I can add to my word count. I have a second novel idea, but I know I wouldn't finish it by the end of the month.
Maybe I'll just use the random character and plot generator that came in the goodie bags from the kickoff party and write something from that. Hm. Who knows...maybe it'll be better than this year's REAL novel...
5100+ words today. It's National Novel Writing Month! And this year? Robb's participating as well. He did over 900 words on his lunch break at work, and he's past 2,000 words at last count. Holy hell! I'm so proud of him I could bust! Hooray for novel writing!
Make that over 3100. He's a MACHINE! And he's a prolific writer, as well!
It's shaping up to be a good year. Writing my story in first person is proving to be a nice, freeing thing. I'm having trouble with tenses, for some reason, but for the most part, it's coming pretty easily. At least today. I had all day to write, though, so I squeezed in a morning session, a write-in with some folks at the Barnes and Noble cafe, and another writing session to push me to 5000 words in the evening.
I'm pulling for being done by the 20th, since that's when the new Zelda comes out!
I'm sure you'll be way sick of hearing about this by the end of the month, but...here we go!
Thus far I've graduated college with an English degree (read: I work in a bank), come out to friends and family (read: I'm gay), accompanied my boyfriend of seven years to all kinds of sweet events (read: I'm taken), and managed not to make too many enemies in the whole process. Life is...