Monday, November 24, 2008

And that's 40,000 behind me

Finally! I am fully back in the writing habit. I'd forgotten how wonderful it is to wake up in the morning unable to wait to turn on the computer so I can get to it, to have scenes swirling in my head just waiting to be thrown on paper.

So far this nano, I have completed first drafts of:

1. "In Little Stars"
2. "Crossroads"
3. an Unnamed Christmas Challenge Story

Tonight, I should wrap up "Teeth of a Dragon," which is a Halloween Challenge story, which only leaves the much longer work "Blood of the Air" still in progress. I actually will complete Nano before I complete it though, I realized, because at 18,000 words, I'm only 2/3rds through it. If that. I may only be halfway through it, as there's still a lot ahead.

And then, there's "Murder's Melody" which I should have done first, but of course, pushed aside, waaaay aside. Bad bad me. I did get a few thousand on it intermittently, but nowhere near what's needed to complete it. I guess I'll have to buckle down on that one in December. Grrrrr.

4 comments:

  1. good going! i meant to write lots of shorts this month too, but without NaNo to spur me on, all I got was 10 lines of one and two pages of a second. :P

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  2. Hee! I just logged on to write almost exactly the same post -- a new word count and a listing of the wtories I've finished and am still working on. How funny. Must be those great minds of ours again, huh?

    Congrats on all the finished stories!

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  3. I'm so glad you're gonna win!! :)

    I tried doing short stories too -- when every idea I had for a novel failed! -- but me and short stories don't always mix.

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  4. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you had a wonderful day. :)

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