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Today I wrote a book

Word count: 50,004

Yes, you read that correctly.

Awhile back a few folks at the NaNo forums (*cough*cosmam*cough*) talked me into doing a 50k day one. I accepted this challenge and took it today. And well... Let this Google doc of my progress tell you how I did (spreadsheet also courtesy of cosmam). Note that I was significantly behind for most of the day but apparently rule at catching up.

I wrote only 3k at the midnight kickoff at my place. The last folks left at 3am, and the party was lots of fun--we had ten people show up! David's evil scheme to put me behind on 50k day worked, but it didn't put me down. As soon as everyone left and I cleaned up the stuff that was actual mess I went to my room and started writing and caffeinating. I took a couple of 15-minute power naps throughout the day but otherwise stayed up all night, and I used Dropbox to write nearly 1k on my way to and from tutoring today. This was probably the vital 1k that saved me, as I finished with barely ten minutes to go.

And then I had a celebratory drink; if I hadn't succeeded it would have remained untouched until December.

Oh, and the best part? I hit THE END on the book too.

#50kkillmenow? #50kkilledit.

But now I sleep since I haven't done much of that over the last few days. Mmmm, sleep.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 2nd, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Wow, I am certain that no mortal human could do that! Congrats, and good job!
Nov. 2nd, 2011 03:22 pm (UTC)
That's totally insane, as I mentioned over on Twitter, but go you! I didn't realize you'd written a whole novel!
Nov. 2nd, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)

Holy shit! Congratulations!!!

Nov. 2nd, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know how you do it.
Nov. 11th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
That is pretty damn incredible. Good job.
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