Saturday, December 01, 2007

The final stats

Well, November is over...and with it NaNoWriMo. I did not win. Then again, I did not do NaNoWriMo. I did National Writing Month (or NaWriMo for those that can't get enough acronyms in their daily lives), the goal being to simply write every day for thirty days. I set a minimum of 500 words a day, knowing that if I hit that I'd net myself a nice 15,000 words to the novel-in-progress.

Here's my numbers:

Day 1 2,273
Day 2 1,053
Day 3 1,046
Day 4 533
Day 5 2,367
Day 6 1,539
Day 7 514
Day 8 1,765
Day 9 913
Day 10 562
Day 11 553
Day 12 1,005
Day 13 586
Day 14 590
Day 15 1,354
Day 16 606
Day 17 0
Day 18 548
Day 19 524
Day 20 524
Day 21 646
Day 22 516
Day 23 584
Day 24 554
Day 25 723
Day 26 516
Day 27 505
Day 28 568
Day 29 603
Day 30 572
Total 24,642

Not bad, I say. Only missed writing one day and I blame that on beer, bars, and Philadelphia. Towards the end of the month the writing got harder as I edged closer to the final section of the book because everything before it was just push, push, pushing forward. Once I got there I had to actually sit down and think about some of the happenings and how to make them work. But I'm glad I did it...and I'm happy to take a little break from forcing myself to write every day. Sometimes I just don't want to, especially with the 9 billion other things I try to do.

Anyways, that's that.

2 comments:

D. Abbamondi said...

Congrats! Quite an accomplishment of 24,000 meaningful words that helped progress your novel.

Paul Abbamondi said...

Thank ye! Better to have words than to not...