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Day 20 - 10 days remaining


Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

— Henry Ford


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Today's word count is 33,340 - are you keeping up? If not, take today's quotation to heart!

It's easy to become discouraged if your story stalled out or real life needed attention and now, everyday the daily word count looks more and more insurmountable.

But you can still do it! Nothing is impossible - you just need to look at the task at hand in a different way. If your word count seems stuck, subtract it from the daily count to get a more realistic idea for the task at hand. Then divide that by the days remaining (always available at the top of the day's post). Add the daily writing count which is 1,667 and that's your new daily target.

So instead of a hopeless 10,000 word deficit, focus on writing just a 1,000 more words a day. Add little more description to a scene, a longer conversation between characters, a new complication (pirates? ninja? zombies?)... and you've nailed it!

Questions? Comments? Pirates on the horizon? It's all good! So keep writing!

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Date: 2012-11-20 02:06 pm (UTC)
cat_rood: (NaNo 2004)
From: [personal profile] cat_rood
I'm at 47k as of this comment. 47k even. I'm planning to be done before Thursday so I can just sit and watch football. Then, I'll spend the weekend editing and my November will be done. YAY!

However, must be mom this afternoon and we'll see what happens from there.

Edit: It's almost 10pm EST and I've finished the 50k. Still have some story to go, but I feel damn good about the word count. I've also done my 250k for the year. So me? I'm good. I'm going to get a soda and a cookie and chillax.

50000th word: He.
Edited Date: 2012-11-21 02:53 am (UTC)

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Date: 2012-11-21 07:23 am (UTC)
lassarina: I'm not coming out until the stupid people have gone away.  ....I can wait all day. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
Congrats on 50K! You are a total rockstar.

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Date: 2012-11-20 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] paceisthetrick
Thanks for the pep talk and the words of wisdom. I am really looking forward to my five days off. Five days of hassle-free existence = at least 15,000 words!!!

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Date: 2012-11-21 07:22 am (UTC)
lassarina: (Alyssum: With Eyes Averted)
From: [personal profile] lassarina
Made it to 36,439 tonight (after starting at 1 am, sob, because of travelling) but I am so counting it for Day 20. It's not tomorrow until I sleep or the sun comes up!

No pirates on the horizon, but terrible people abound, and are doing terrible things. That's a lot like pirates, right?

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