Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 2 of 25,000 Word weekend challenge

25,000 words challenge!

I don;t think I am actually going to hit that 25K now. I should have written 12.5K yesterday, but did not have the energy to do so. , therefore I start Sunday with 7325 words down. I'm still pushing for 25k but that seems like a very very long shot. If I could write another 10K today I think that would not be too poor of a showing! Off to the races!!!!

The other thing that is so interesting about creating anything is the different directions the piece decides to take. I started with one idea and now it has blown up into so many others! I could actually turn this story into a 2 novel set. The bad part is that I would need to get them both done this month otherwise I know they'll sit in the pile of unfinished works! GRRRRR Maybe I can find a December NANO. Finishing month is somewhere and I would have Christmas vacation to work as well! We shall see. OK NOW off to the races! ;)

I'm having a harder time than I did yesterday. Yet we shall push on.
12:52 PM 9102/25,000 words= 36.4% of goal
7:58 PM 11,208/25,000 = 44.8% of goal

Well, I think that about wraps up the marathon writing session this weekend. I don't have much left in me. Need to recharge. Not a bad total though. I might try for another 1500 words before. That way I will have hit 50% of my 25K word goal! However, it's already 8PM


  1. I hope your day at the races goes well! Congrats on having your story idea blow up into a 2 novel set. The best stories happen when the Muse takes over. So what if it ends up in the unfinished pile.

    Writing (like just about everything else) is something you have to do to learn. Chefs throw out plenty of bad recipes. Unfinished stories are important because they had something to teach. If you abandoned them it was because they didn't have anything else to teach you.

    Follow the Muse! And race on!

  2. Hi Mary!
    How are you doing?
    Thanks for the encouragement :)
    I ran out of steam today. I've not written much. I just logged on again to do another 1000 words. Then maybe one more round after that.

    Yes, I like this story! I like it because the topic is somewhat a difference for me. It's also more plot driven than my other pieces. There is still a great deal of character development but I'm having a good time trying to get more action into it. I really think I'll end up taking December to finish (beyond the 50K NANO minimum. I want to see the piece finished :)