this surely is one of the last posts about NaNo 2010.
i am kind of desperate and sad.
i still have 5500+ words to write and almost two days.
mathematically speaking, it is quite difficult, though not at all impossible.
i don't know how to finish it!
i am unsure about the ending.
Monday, November 29, 2010
this surely is one of the last posts about NaNo 2010.
by SzélsőFa at 10:17 AM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
i have finished (sort of) chapters 188.8.131.52a.4b.5a.5b. and 8.
also i have had some problems with time in the story. when and what happened, for how long something lasted, when did mc moved from town a to town b , when did mc changed her jobs, and so on.
i figured out i have to write short and outlined biography.
i bet writers out there start with such a biography, it must be so obvious...
i have 19thousand words to add and only 6 days to accomplish this goal.
i am being realistic.
i don't think i wll do it on time.
according to nano statistics, i should write 3000+ words a day to finish on time.
my average words per day is 1300+.
by SzélsőFa at 2:51 PM
Sunday, November 21, 2010
by SzélsőFa at 6:09 PM
Saturday, November 20, 2010
i've finished chapter 5a.
but now i'm happy i'm light yellow (as opposed to orange)
i wrote less yesterday then i had done the day before yesterday and wrote less today than i did yesterday.
well, these past two days have been hard for me.
not only had i finish writing and turn my computer off around noon, only to return dead-tired by 11pm, but i am kind of stuck.
i don't think the story works, i have to few characters and events going on.
maybe i should have opted for a (somewhat long-ish) short story instead.
bye for now.
by SzélsőFa at 12:10 AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
by SzélsőFa at 9:36 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
so, well, i have finished chapter 4a - for there has to be a 4b as well.
i have not invented as much into chapter 4a as i thought i had to.
the story just unfolded without adding too many new characters.
i keep reminding me that this is a draft and i may add or remove anything later on.
saturdays and sundays are not the best days to write.
the kids are at home and on saturday i had a choir session between 10am to 1pm.
but these can also be considered as lame excuses.
i wanted to write chapter 4b today, and sketched some small scenes while i was still writing chapter 4a.
i'm working along those ideas.
yesterday i was browsing the nano site and found out that some people manage to write as much as 7,000 words a day.
i just don't understand.
it makes me want to stop.
by SzélsőFa at 3:11 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
by SzélsőFa at 1:11 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
chapter 2 is a compilation of fragments of memories, mixed with the events of the present - and it fit chapter 2 well, but i got tired of it by the time i reached chapter 3.
in my plans, chapter 3 was way longer than chapter 2 - but now i face the situation where the events i foreplanned for chapter 3 are no longer of special interest for me.
i'll give it another go today and will move on to a more exciting chapter 5.
i don't know whether it is a wise decision or not.
all i know is i have to write.
for statistics, see the widget on the sidebar.
by SzélsőFa at 9:04 AM
Sunday, November 7, 2010
the first week has gone and instead of 12,500 words i am at 3,900+
as of today, i am more than happy to announce that my main character, to whom i will refer to as Margaret has come to live: her mother has just given birth to her in the second chapter.
according to my plans, the first chapter is one single poem.
the second one, which i have completed today is in its draft version and is about 3,900+ words.
also i would like to draw your attention to photography blog, where some of the photos has inspired me in one way or another to write the story.
and my next goal is to start writing chapter three, which, according to my plan is about the early childhood of Margaret.
by SzélsőFa at 7:37 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
it seems a bit tough a challenge for me to write as much as i have to.
i may come up with all various excuses, such as the dental operation, the swollen head (yesterday it was so bad i sometimes had difficulties using my eyes properly) and i got tired very easily), also the kids are at home...
still, the story wants to come out and i trust the drive i have to finish it.
i will keep you updated.
by SzélsőFa at 10:43 AM
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
well, the word count totalled 600 yesterday.
today it was a tough call at the dentist. i had four of my front teeth removed (due to the accident), my upper jawline drilled and one implant placed into the hole, and one tooth treated.
although drugged with painkillers, i wrote about 200 words today.
(which makes the total about 800. - instead of 5000)
i feel tired and dizzy and my face is swollen.
there should be better days to come.
by SzélsőFa at 7:57 PM
Monday, November 1, 2010
i have started writing it.
today we had a trip, so i brought along paper and pen notebook and wrote it by hands.
now i'm typing it into my computer. i have no laptop.
the nano site is not working properly. i can not upload today's writing.
according to my calculations, i have to write 2500 words each working day. i keep weekends for family.
i was supposed to write 2500 words today.
actually the word count for today is about 400. not really fine, is it?
the thing is i made myself working.
i am going to the dentist's tomorrow. i don't know if i can write a line or not after the 'events'.
by SzélsőFa at 10:40 PM