Did I reach the official Nanowrimo word count goal of 50,000 words? Mais no, mon ami. I didn’t actually think the story would be that long anyway, so no worries on that account. And it could actually turn into a whole nother thing later during a rewrite. Ya never know.
Completed word count: 25828
They’re having an end of nano party in Indy. I thought about going but ultimately remembered that I’m not much of a party person. I do think it would be fun. I just…I don’t know. I have other stuff that takes priority. Maybe next year.
Judging by the message boards, that isn’t what Nano is for most people. First, it’s more about camaraderie than anything else. These people all over the world attempt this crazy feat at the same time. They encourage each other and engage in community weirdness. They whine about word counts or they offer advice where they can.
Mostly, they write. It is a marathon, my friends. Make no mistake about that or think for one moment that cranking out a book in 30 days is something that a “lazy” author does. It’s a month-long lurch that drains the brainpower considerably.
current status: watching an episode of Doctor Who called “Let’s Kill Hitler”.
I have two things. I made a collage of the music I’m listening to while writing for the nanowrimo. That tends to be a common question for some reason – what music do you listen to while writing. It’s even on the nanowrimo profile. Somehow music makes the words come more easily. Is it magic? Maybe.
I’ve been listening to these CDs more than the others while writing the current project. Clockwise starting at the top, they are:
Radiohead: A King of Limbs
Ellie Goulding: Halcyon
The XX: Coexist
Interpol: My Love to Admire
That is all. Carry on. Catch you later.