Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Made it (for now)

2,003 words today. Whew! I'm still (sort of) on track for NanoWrimo. This year I decided that I'd participate loosely in Nano, but that I won't beat myself up if I don't get my 1,700+ daily word count. So far I've been doing well for the last 3 days, but that'll change once Thanksgiving week rolls around. I made a deal with myself that my required daily words are 1,000, but that if I can, I'll shoot for more. Let's see how long I can go like this.

Anyway, tonight's chapter starred my boy criminal protag Day and his young friend Tess. Poor Tess. I make her go through so much crap. :) Also, I realized after working on a bit of exposition that I had left an entire state out of the Republic (in other words, the dystopic western U.S. in LEGEND): Wyoming. Whatever happened to Wyoming? It's like Nevada and South Dakota just swallowed it up in my brain and I completely forgot about it. Sorry, Wyoming-ans out there. You're back in. :)

6 comments:

Emy Shin said...

Congratulations on your word count. It's so difficult to keep up with NaNo, sometimes. Good luck!

Marie said...

Thanks Emy! Yeah, it's hard to keep up and I've never succeeded before. :) My fingers are not speedy enough!

Tez Miller said...

Was reading your DeviantArt journal, but I can't comment there without becoming a member, so my comment's coming here ;-)

So awesome to hear that you sold UK rights AND it's coming out the same time as in the US! I imagine it was a UK/Commonwealth deal, which means it'll be coming here to Australia, too :-) Yes, I am selfish ;-)

Marie said...

Hi Tez! Thanks so much--and yeah, I keep reminding myself to copy/paste my dA posts over here too, for non-dA folks to see. :) Thank you so much for the kind words! Yes, it was UK/Commonwealth, so Australia is on the list too! (I should probably update that on my blog) Are you an Aussie? If so, I am intensely jealous. :)

Tez Miller said...

Indeed, I'm in Oz! Bizarro world wherein summer starts December 1st ;-)

Marie said...

Omg! Well, I'm intensely jealous. :) I know another girl who lives in Sydney. Right now it's chilly in LA and I long for the summer days you guys must be having!