Non-NaNoWriMo 2009

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This page will collect my efforts to either finish the novel I’ve been working on for years, or at least write a further 50,000 words in the month of November.  The goal is similar to that of National Novel Writing Month, which also takes place in November, and is what spurred me to do it.  You can read more details here.

This page is going to be where I record how many words I write each day.  Before I started I was at 79,681 words.  To write 50,000 words in the thirty days of November requires an average of 1,666 words per day.  Here’s how it’s been going so far:

  • November 1st –  1,310 words (1,310 per day) – 1,310/50,000 (80,991 total).
  • November 2nd – 2,159 words (1,734 per day) – 3,469/50,000 (83,150 total).
  • November 3rd – 749 words (1,406 per day) – 4,218/50,000 (83,899 total).
  • November 4th – 1,494 words (1,428 per day) – 5,712/50,000 (85,393 total).
  • November 5th – 1,772 words (1,497 per day) – 7,484/50,000 (87,165 total).
  • November 6th – 1,587 words (1,512 per day) – 9,071/50,000 (88,752 total).
  • November 7th – 1,940 words (1,573 per day) – 11,011/50,000 (90,692 total).
  • November 8th – 2,621 words (1,704 per day) – 13,632/50,000 (93,313 total).
  • November 9th – 1,744 words (1,708 per day) – 15,376/50,000 (95,057 total).
  • November 10th – 3,091 words (1,847 per day) – 18,467/50,000 (98,148 total).
  • November 11th – 1,396 words (1,806 per day) – 19,863/50,000 (99,544 total).
  • November 12th – 1,693 words (1,796 per day) – 21,556/50,000 (101,237 total).
  • November 13th – 1,861 words (1,801 per day) – 23,417/50,000 (103,098 total).
  • November 14th – 2,324 words (1,839 per day) – 25,741/50,000 (105,422 total) – Halfway point passed.  Word 25,000: “said”
  • November 15th – 2,856 words (1,906 per day) – 28,597/50,000 (108,278 total)
  • November 16th – 1,929 words (1,907 per day) – 30,516/50,000 (110,197 total)
  • November 17th – 1,044 words (1,856 per day) – 31,560/50,000 (111,241 total)
  • November 18th – 1,671 words (1,846 per day) – 33,231/50,000 (112912 total)
  • November 19th – 2,064 words (1,858 per day) – 35,295/50,000 (114,976 total)
  • November 20th – 1,257 words (1,828 per day) – 36,552/50,000 (116,233 total)
  • November 21st – 1,805 words (1,826 per day) – 38,357/50,000 (118,038 total)
  • November 22nd – 2,467 words (1,855 per day) – 40,824/50,000 (120,505 total)
  • November 23rd – 1,942 words (1,859 per day) – 42,765/50,000 (122,446 total)
  • November 24th – 2,292 words (1,877 per day) – 45,057/50,000 (124,738 total)
  • November 25th – 2,052 words (1,884 per day) – 47,109/50,000 (126,790 total)
  • November 26th – 2,922 words (1,924 per day) – 50,031/50,000 (129,712 total) – End point passed.  Word 50,000: “watching”
  • November 27th – 1,770 words (1,919 per day) – 51,801/50,000 (131,482 total)
  • November 28th – 1,380 words (1,899 per day) – 53,181/50,000 (132,862 total)
  • November 29th – 2,281 words (1,912 per day) – 55,462/50,000 (135,143 total) – Novel complete!
  • November 30th – 0 words (1,848 per day) – 55,462/50,000 (135,143 total)

Current number of words remaining: 0/50,000 (target met!)

said

  1. March 3, 2010 at 17:48

    I did NaNoWriMo too and got it done with a week to go (although I didn;t go OVERBOARD I was only a hundred words over the limit!)
    It’s kinda satisfying when you get it done, right?
    Ciao

    http://scarletsculturegarden.wordpress.com

    • March 3, 2010 at 20:42

      It really is satisfying and I’m glad I used NaNo as an excuse to get the first draft finished because I’d sat on it for years. I’ve not really done much with it since though and there’s a lot to do to tidy it up and incorporate new ideas that developed as I worked on it, so I really need to set some time aside at some point.

  1. November 17, 2009 at 04:07
  2. November 24, 2009 at 18:17
  3. April 28, 2010 at 21:16
  4. November 8, 2011 at 07:06

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