Saturday, December 12, 2009

End of Nano

November was an amazing month.  For 30 days I was absorbed into my world of writing.  Pouring out the heart of teenage Dani and reliving her darkest and brightest moments. There were days I struggled to catch up and days I barely kept up but I eventually found a groove.  I am so proud to say that I am an Official Nano 2009 WINNER!!  I made just over the 50,000 word count and though I didn't actually complete the story I made the goal.

Then December 1st hit.  And my cocoon  of writing unwound. Since the end of Nano I've barely managed to pull out 3,000 words.  I'm still loving the story.  It's there in my mind, on the single scrap of loose leaf paper outlining the last few chapters.  But the drive is gone.  There's so much else to do. Facebook statuses to update, Perez HIlton to check and the local station has started showing Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I can't even claim to be a Trekkie, but it's there and I kept trying to figure out why Wesley Crusher was on board and actually given a job!

So, in light of my dismal efforts over the past two weeks I am setting a new goal.  A goal that I'm putting here so that I have that accountability.  I will be done with my first draft of Songbird by 11:59pm, December 31.

Wish me luck!

On my iPod:

Angels on the Moon by Thriving Ivory


  1. Good goal. Even though I wrote an ending to my nano story, it isn't very good and I skipped huge points in the story (where it got hard). So I'd like to jump on board with your goal. By December 31, I'll have a completed (no holes) draft of my story--good luck.

  2. Good luck!

    (I'm finishing my unfinished NaNo this month.)

  3. Thanks, Corra! Are you posting yours on tNBW?

  4. Welcome aboard the Delayed Nano Express!

  5. Ang, this was sooo funny! you need to put some of your sense of humor into your work- don't let it all be so serious!

  6. Thanks Rach! I think in my next book I'm going to go with a more sarcastic lead character.