Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Novel Writing Month

November is national novel writing month, the time of year when writers informally challenge each other to knock out at least 50,000 words or so.  I have decided to accept the challenge.  My goal is to write about 50,000 words of short fiction this month or roughly 2,000 words a day six days a week (every day but Thanksgiving and Sundays--I'm working at a busy urgent care center every Sunday this month except the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend).  I'll be periodically updating my progress (if any) below--so check back often and keep me honest and true!

1:  704 more words of a Terrier series story I've been wrestling with.
2:  1,243.  Completed a new Terrier series story and began a vampire story.
3:  957 more words for the vampire story.
4:  Sunday
5:  0
6:  482 more words for the vampire story.
7:  449 more words for what is turning into an erotic vampire story.
8:  2,436 words today, completing the draft of my erotic vampire story.
9:  175 words of the next Treatment series story.
10:  50
11:  Sunday:  100
12: 0
13: 0
14: 0
15: 0
16:  4,600-word re-write on The Last Nazirite novel for an interested publisher
17:  3,300-word re-write on "The Old Guard"
18:  Sunday
19:  900-word re-write on "One Moon"
20: 0
21: 0
22:  Thanksgiving 0
23: 0
24: 0
25: Completed the re-write for The Last Nazirite Warrior novel, 5,400 more words
26: 350 more words in Treatment story
27: 419 more words in Treatment story
28: Revised a 4,500-word short story, finished "The Price of Immortality" 50 words, 124-word poem
29: 250 words of poetry
30: 525 word new robot story
Word Grand Total = 27,014
Number of New Stories = 4
New Poems = 6

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