NaNoWriMo Day 20(b), Soup’s Off

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Observations: I think finding the connection between Anton and Sophia may have been a key.

While I’m more than half-way to a win, your participation is still invited. I’m sorry that I have found the neat avenues where I could bring you in. I didn’t get those intriguing polls or anything else that I thought I might have. Ah, life, obligations, depression. (Semi kidding on that last one.)

Honestly, it’s OMG 3 am here. I’m about to sleep without knowing where I’m going next. Ya got an idea? Throw it at me.

Disclaimer: I’m brain dead. It’s 3:12 am. If this doesn’t resemble a draft and there’s not a typo, I think a hallelujah might be in order. 😉

Total word count: 34,097

If we consider that I think it’s it’s still 11/20 and I’m about to go to bed, I am 757 words ahead.

If you’re a pessimist, I’m starting the day behind. Blah.

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NaNoWriMo Day 18, Soup’s Off

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No observations as it’s late. I am in the process of just trying to catch up and if time allows, maybe get a bit ahead since I doubt I’ll do writing on our Thanksgiving Thursday.

Again, thank you all so much for your support.

Total word count: 29,149

2524 words behind.

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NaNoWriMo Day 16, Soup’s Off

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Observations: I’ve always thought writer’s block was a misnomer. It should be “idea” block because that’s what this is. It’s not that I can’t write. I just don’t know what to write. So I am plodding along.

In the past, I was a bit lucky because while I was doing some mundane task, dishes, vacuuming, whatever, an idea would pop up and then I’d be so excited to write it. Unfortunately my mind seems to be crowded with other things.

So, once upon a time, I said that this might be an interactive novel. Maybe the time for interaction is now. 🙂 After reading this, if you have any nuggets, regardless of how other-worldly, throw them at me.

I am hoping to have more of a writing day tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

Disclaimer: At this stage do I need to tell you? Draft, draft, draft. We’re at the poor, poor writer stage. 😉

Total word count: 26,396

1943 words behind. 😦

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NaNoWriMo Day 15b, Soup’s Off

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Observations: On a roll. I’ve slowed down and tried to visualize the scene I’m writing rather than just get down to the action.

I may try to eke out a few more words so there’s the possibility of a a Day 15c.

Disclaimer: So DRAFTy that it’s produced a chill….and no doubt you groaned with the silly pun.


Total word count: 23,577

1428 words behind.

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NaNoWriMo Day 15a, Soup’s Off

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Observations: It took a long time to get started today. Much self-examination, wondering why I’m doing this, how embarrassing my writing is. I’m also reading a book and thinking, my writing isn’t anything like this. Why kid myself? 😉 Probably shouldn’t read a published novel and compare it to my NaNo writing.

Anyway, once I decided just to shut my inner demons down who want me to fail, I started typing. I have a ways to go before I catch up and don’t know that it can be done today. Regardless, I’m putting this one as 15a and believe there will be a 15b in the immediate offing.

Disclaimer: A very bad draft lies ahead: proceed at your own risk.

Total word count: 22,335

2670 words behind.

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NaNoWriMo Day 14, Soup’s Off

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Observations: When I finally got back to writing today, all of the morning’s momentum and writerly high vanished. This was back to feeling a bit painful.

Disclaimer: Draft, draft, draft, errors, typos, bad writing.


Total word count: 21,041

2297 behind 😦

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NaNoWriMo Day 12, Soup’s Off

Disclaimer One: Yep, can’t be a good sign if I’m anticipating multiple disclaimers, can it?

I’m using the new wordpress editor. ‘Nuff said.

Observations: The writing slogged on this section. Slogged, bogged, fogged brain. Something to look forward to reading, am I right? 😉

Like yesterday’s break, I’m going to eat and then try to write more and hope that helps.

Disclaimer Two: This is a draft! Read at your own risk.

Total word count: 19,184

820 words behind for yesterday. Something to look into. It’s not obvious how to make one word a different color. Not discovering it now.

Oddly you can’t read green text in preview. We’ll see if it shows up after publishing. So much fun! 😉

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NaNoWriMo Day 10, Soup’s Off

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Observations: Honestly, I’ve been so busy today trying to figure out how to get my little rescue dog to me (without me roadtripping 1000+ miles) that I didn’t know if I’d settle myself down to write. Come on, what’s more important a beautiful dog….or NaNo? 😉

I am definitely writing for fun now. What are your impressions? Is this something, after being severely edited and molded, that you could imagine yourself enjoying?

My feeling at this point is that Sophie is only just beginning to come into her character. It’s a process of self-discovery.

Disclaimer: Yup, still a DRAFT. I have not read this one over. I apologize for that. I’d probably still miss a few typos…but not all of them.

And thank you to anyone who is actually reading this. You have my heart…well…not literally. 😉

Total word count: 16736

66 words ahead (ut oh, tomorrow’s get ahead day!)

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NaNoWriMo Day 7, Soup’s On

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Update: In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t write during the day yesterday. Too much going on and that can be a hazard when you’re trying to get those 1667 words a day done.

So, I’m providing this section for Day 7 and am desperately hoping to catch up this evening for Day 8. I hope that there will be another post this evening.

The good things is that I have a pretty reasonable idea of what the next bit is going to be and then it gets hazy. Really, really hazy. 😀

I am open to suggestions.

Observation: I can feel dialogue wanting to take over so I keep drawing back and trying to describe the scene too. That’s not as much fun as writing dialogue.

Total word count: 11526

1810 words behind. 😦

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NaNoWriMo Day 5, Soup’s Off

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Update: No observations today. I got none.

I just want to make a blanket statement of thanks to those of you who have continued to offer supportive words. Each day it’s getting more and more fun to tackle the writing, which is so much better than the pain of the first day. I think that this is because I’m just writing whatever comes into my head and hoping for the best and no longer stressing as to whether you all will think badly of my writing. It’s NaNo!!! 😀

In this passage, I’ve take up another of the suggestions offered by you all early on, this one from Anne, perhaps better known to you as HorseAddict. It may not have the darkness she intended, if she did indeed intend that. But really none of this is dark. Also, I think her suggestion might proliferate beyond the main character.

Disclaimer: Blah, blah, blah…DRAFT NOVEL! 😉 However, you may continue to stare as you would for a train wreck in real time.

Invitation: I have taken to heart as well as writing, all of your suggestions so far. If you have one, as long as it doesn’t involve beheadings or erotica, please write it in the comments.

Onwards, and thanks again!

Total word count: 8718

383 words ahead

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