Sunday, November 6, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - day 6

Word count: 14050

I'm ahead of schedule and having fun. It's been a busy weekend and I haven't gotten a chance to write as much as I wanted, but I did more than the minimum daily word count.

My story is growing into something darker and deeper than I imagined. It's going to be a long one too. I'm predicting 100,000 words. Though possibly 20,000 will be deleted in the editing process. As I said before, there's lots of dialogue.

I've seen a couple of people that have already made the 50,000 word mark. Wow. You guys are writing machines. And at least one of you is a parent! You're all amazing. For the rest of you, keep writing. You can do it!

I'm tired tonight. I didn't get an extra hour of sleep last night with the time change. We kept our son up an hour later, but he was still up at an early hour. I'm going to curl up on the couch with some ice cream and watch The Walking Dead. Have a good Sunday night!

Oh! And since I missed Snapshot Saturday yesterday, here's a picture of my backyard. The Japanese Maple is bright red and losing its leaves. I love all autumn colors even though I'll have to rake them up eventually.


  1. Well done Christine... Ohh I love Walking Dead.. enjoy:)

  2. You're doing brilliant, Christine. Well done! I can't believe some people have got to 50,000 already - their fingers must be on fire!

  3. great job!
    and our plain old red maples have been bare for a week, but they were pretty longer than usual this year =)

  4. Beautiful leaf picture! Keep writing. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

  5. Great word count! I'm trying to get ahead of the curve because I know there are at least 4 days this month where I won't be able to write, so I need to be prepared. Great picture! Love the color.

  6. I'm impressed. You're doing great, Christine. :)

  7. Your garden looks beautiful. The leaves have turned the grass into a river of autumn :).


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