NaNoWriMo 2016 – Space Thing

Space Thing, the title in progress of my Nano project.
You know NaNoWriMo, right? You get 30 days to write 50,000 words.
It’s a hellish practise that many writers put themselves through in November.
I’ve tried myself a few times and failed.
My usual thing is I try hard on day one but never really get more than 1,000 words done, so the next day I need to get 2,300 words done to catch up, but again I can’t make more than a thousand and I end up falling so far behind I don’t ever think I am going to catch up.
Not this year, this year I have averaged 2,155 words and once I start writing todays portion I will be averaging higher than that.
I’m currently at 32,327 of 25,000, that’s right we are half way through the month and I am already storming ahead.
I am bouncing between 4 and 5 days of a buffer and it is glorious.
But more importantly, I actually like the idea I am writing.

So the story I am writing is pure trash, I ramble needlessly, I expound on random detail and I do a lot of “He said” behind my entire BLOCKS OF FREAKING CONVERSATION.
But I love the idea and I might actually try to refine it down.
It could be something half decent if I polish it.
My biggest concern is that I have trouble planning conversation when I write, so I will lose a lot of my word count once I have to take care of that problem.
But once I am done, come the hallowed 50,000 I will write a brief description of my Nano story and if I ever get that thing wrapped up and finished I will see about publishing.

I am getting some great support in this NaNoWriMo, friends who are happy to bounce ideas with me, friends asking how my work is rolling, I want to shout out to everyone who is supporting this shitty story.


I am Silent, part time programmer and full time narcissist, gamer, geek and man on a mission.

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