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Current NaNoWriMo Wordcount: 44,210
Last Sentence: Behind the trio were a delegation of what Eira took to be village elders, and they in turn were followed by more guards. Each one wore a grim expression.
Last Line of Dialogue: "No right? No right? I have every right! You had no right to take the lives you did. No right at all."

*keels over* Well. I wrote a little over four thousand words today, which has put me back in the game. Yesterday morning, I had 12,000 words to go before making the 50K goal; now I only have 5,790. Phew!

I ran out of momentum, to be honest, and hit a massive wall. I just wasn't interested in my story anymore. On the 24th I didn't write anything at all, and I was already behind wordcount. I was just overwhelmed by the knowledge that I had 12,000 words to go and only a few days to do it in, and it felt impossible.

Yesterday, I decided that as I was only 2,000 words off 40K, it would be a shame not to reach it. So I wrote, and I made 40K, and then suddenly ... 10K left to go seemed like a much more manageable amount! Kind of silly, really, but that's how it felt.

I'm pretty busy tomorrow, and out for most of Thursday, but I can see that finish line. :) I might actually cross it this year!


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Nov. 26th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Wow go you! You're so close to the finish line now! You can do it!
Nov. 27th, 2013 03:58 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you - I see you've already passed the 50K mark! WHOOOOOOOOO!
Nov. 27th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, managed it last night. I'm super pleased with myself XD
Nov. 27th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
You should be, it's a fantastic achievement. :) Is this the first year you've finished?
Nov. 27th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah. First time I got over 20k! I put the success down to having a story I loved to write, characters I'm loving and fantastic support from everyone XD.
Nov. 26th, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
Wow. Haha! Your post title is awesome. :D
Nov. 27th, 2013 03:59 am (UTC)
It is the prerogative of an author to be horrible to characters. :P
Nov. 26th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I could even fathom writing that much in one month. Congratulations on sticking to it. Only a few more days to go!
Nov. 27th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC)
Once you break it down into little sections (I write for 10-20 minute bursts), it's actually really surprising how quickly the wordcount adds up. You just have to focus on what you have written, rather than how much there still is to write. :P
Nov. 27th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC)
My natural writing process is so piecemeal, a scene here and there, that I don't know it I'd be able to just plow straight through. I guess you never know until you try!
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Nov. 27th, 2013 03:54 am (UTC)
:D Omg, that would be awesome! Thank you! *writes like the wind*
Nov. 27th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Go, Sari, go! Go Sari, go! GO, SARI, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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