July 20th, 2011

nanowrimo: word count badger song

Guess who finally started Camp NaNoWriMo?

I finally started Camp NaNoWriMo. Yes, on the nineteenth. I'm aware that this is a very late start, but after Raq pointed out that she had 3,000 words to go to the 50,000 word goal and no motivation and I pointed out that she didn't want me to beat her to 50k, well, that got me thinking. What if I wrote 50,000 words faster than she wrote three thousand? I have a busy week this week, so writing the whole book in two days won't happen. But she can set her motivation aside until I get to 40,000 words or so, after which the last 10k will take about four hours.

As for other motivation, apparently David has a mystery thing for me that I won't get unless I reach 12,500 words by around 11:22pm tomorrow. Erm, tonight, I suppose. I'm at 1520 words right now, so that's roughly 11,000 words to go. Doable, right? Even with a busy day tomorrow? It'll involve a lot of Internet ignoring and squeezing work into every spare minute, but it can be done.

Let the noveling and ghost romancing begin!