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Thu, 30 Nov 2006 16:18:00 +0000Ladies and gentlemen, by the time you read this, November will be all gone, and with it another NaNoWriMo. The final total you see above. I broke the 50K barrier; I limped by the personal old record by a couple dozen words; and I have on my laptop the bare bones of a novel.
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:01:00 +0000Stay on target, stay on target.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:29:00 +0000Well, I dunno about you, but I stayed home today. While I thought working from home would be ideal (comfy sweats, diet Pepsi chilled in the fridge, no co-workers in the bathroom), it meant that I severely misjudged how alien it would be to replicate my office on my couch. The virtual office is an exercise in putting twice as much effort to do the same amount of work. Nothing feels right, nothing feels fast. Even deleting email when tethered to your conjured workstation slows down until you feel numb with delay, as if you are sending in a remote controlled robot to make a sandwich. It'd be better if you were at the counter with the turkey and the mayo, working your own mojo instead of doing it through a surrogate.
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 16:05:00 +0000A bit slower, but I'm just moving along with the book. Life is a little easier when I have don't have to make that push to 50K. Ironically, I'm coming up with more work on the plot than before. So, there's that.
Mon, 27 Nov 2006 03:01:00 +0000From the good folks at Wired, it's short stories, and we are talking incredibly short. Six words. Yup. That's right. Six words. Some contributing authors you might recognize, especially if you are a sci-fi reader.
Sat, 25 Nov 2006 17:10:00 +0000I did it.
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 14:57:00 +0000Words written: 45,135 Words remaining: 4,865 Days remaining: 6
Thu, 23 Nov 2006 16:10:00 +0000Words written: 43,050 Words remaining; 6,950 Days remaining: 7
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:43:00 +0000Words written: 40,162 Words remaining: 9,838 Days remaining: 9
Mon, 20 Nov 2006 16:09:00 +0000Words written: 38,947 Words remaining: 11,053 Days remaining: 10
Sun, 19 Nov 2006 15:29:00 +0000Words written: 37,062 Words remaining: 12,938 Days remaining: 11
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:36:00 +0000Words written: 35,027 Words remaining: 14,973 Days remaining: 13
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:45:00 +0000Words written: 33,024 Words remaining: 16,976 Days remaining: 14
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:10:00 +0000Words written: 31,809 Words remaining: 18,191 Days remaining: 15
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 04:41:00 +0000As promised, here's the Wednesday excerpt. It's a bit rough, but it's the thought that counts, right? By the way, when Y whispers to me, it's Kate Beckinsale.