Monday, November 2, 2009

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 2

I don't think I'm going to do these updates every day (YOU'RE WELCOME) but I finished writing today with extra time (score!) and I felt like blogging, OK, so get off my back! Ahem.

Word Goal for the Day: 1667
Words Written Today: 2239
Goal's Ass Kicked: CHECK

In order to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I should be writing 1667 words a day. I'm trying my best to do that or better every day, so I'm not scrambling at the end. Of course, this is assuming I write every day and don't have an off day where I'd rather cut my fingers off than type ANOTHER DAMN WORD and let's face it...I'm gonna have one (or 15) of those days. But, whatever. Right now I am 1093 words ahead of where I'm supposed to be and that's almost a whole day's worth of writing so YES, NaNoWriMo, you ARE my bitch. For now. I'm sure the tables will turn in a few days.

Anyway. I hope everyone had a good Halloween. I almost just wrote Thanksgiving there instead of Halloween. Just...what? Wishful thinking, I guess. Thanksgiving is when I feel like it's totally alright that I eat my weight in mashed potatoes but no, it was just Halloween, not Thanksgiving. Would you believe I didn't even eat one piece of candy? Probably because we didn't buy any, which was good, because we had zero trick-or-treaters. I'm not sure I've ever seen a child in our apartment complex, now that I think about it, which is probably good since someone who lives here just randomly throws up outside.

You know what was nice? Daylight Savings Time. I love the whole fall back an hour thing, but why stop there? Let's fall back to Friday right now. Or we could spring ahead to this Friday. I'm OK either way, really. I dislike the whole getting dark early thing, though. It makes me want to go to bed at seven o'clock. Last night, Heidi and I were talking in the living room and didn't have any lights on and after a while, I realized I could barely see her face and that's because it was six o'clock and it was dark out already. Wah wah. I did like driving to work in the not-dark today. It makes it far less likely that I will fall asleep at the wheel and drive into a ditch or Ikea or something. I think we can all agree that that's a WIN.


mysterygirl! said...

You are crushing NaNoWriMo. I can't believe your daily writing is done by 2 pm!

And I need a Fall-Back redo. I was so tired all weekend that I didn't wake up that extra hour early, happy that I could go back to bed, the way that day usually works. It just felt like any other day.

Jennie said...

mg! I'm trying to write mostly during my lunch hour so I still have my evenings free. We'll see how that goes.

And yes, you definitely deserve another Fall Back day. Half the fun is waking up and realizing it's not as late as it seems.

Abigail said...

I am SO IMPRESSED. I think I couldn't even meet a goal of 300 words a day. (In fact: exhibit A the blog I quit cause it was JUST TOO HARD TO WRITE OFTEN.)

I want daily word count updates!

Jennie said...

Don't be too impressed, it's only been two days. Hee. And even if I don't update here, I'll send you updates daily!

Ashley said...

I am so impressed by you.

I ate a whole bag of mini-Snickers. We didn't have many trick or treaters.