Tuesday, November 04, 2008

NaNoWriMo Lives!

Just a quick note to say onward and upward! I added a NaNoWriMo widget to my sidebar so everybody in the world (well, all five who read my blog) can keep track of how far behind I'm slipping. I made an okay start, but I'm definitely about a day and a half behind where I ought to be in terms of average daily word count.

Today's not going to help, either, as it's Election Day and we're planning to hold a small party with a few friends. The party will involve a drinking game--we shall toast in celebration for each blue state won. Since this could incapacitate or even cripple the majority of humans if we were taking shots of hard alcohol, we decided we're going to take shots of sake instead. So before too long, I have to go procure said sake (after carefully calculating ounces required per person and so forth).

I still need to post about Halloween, too--as can reasonably be expected, I successfully added another entry to my list of confusing costumes, thus continuing what is evidently a personal tradition now. It's not intentional, I assure you.

8 comments:

Simon Dyda said...

Cool. How many words are you supposed to write in a day then?

a. fortis said...

I think it's supposed to be about 1,667 words per day. Yesterday I managed about 350, squeezed in right before bed. Very sad.

caribookscoops said...

Good luck with NaNoWriMo!

I am new to book blogging and saw your blog listed over on the comment challenge list at mother reader so I thought I'd drop in and say hi.

Steven at Book Dads said...

Dropping by to say Hi from the comment challenge.

a. fortis said...

Cool! Thanks for stopping by. I'm failing rather miserably at the Comment Challenge, but I'll keep trying...

Bridget Zinn said...

I'm so impressed that you're doing Nano! Every year I think, hmmm.. maybe I should do that. Then I resist! I actually stop keeping track of word count (which I usually watch) just during the month of November because I don't want to know if I'm meeting up to the Nano standards. Or not meeting up to the Nano standards which is just as likely. :)

a. fortis said...

Hi Bridget! Thanks! I actually get REALLY OCD when I'm doing NaNo, and keep checking my word count every other paragraph. It's probably not healthy!

Kim Baise said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog through motherreader's challenge. I'm a printmaker too..except I haven't been printing because all the chemicals and new baby don't mix well :0
Hope to get back to printing next year.
Best of luck with your Nano!