Current Word Count: 26,260
Spamusement cartoons: 5
Special anniversary issue! Yes, it was two years ago that I started this blog…um, yesterday. Oh well, we can’t all be winners! I missed my beloved cousin’s birthday, too. Damn, do I need a calendar to fall on me or what?
I’m sure if I took a break from the spam cartoons and just concentrated on writing, I’d probably get further, but then I’d also get further into what I think might be something of a problem. Here I am, right around the half-way word count for NaNoWriMo.
Am I at the half-way word count for the story? No.
I think I’m way, way over it. Unless I think of something else…and the feverish little engine in my head is indeed processing in that direction…this story may end up only taking 30-35,000 words to tell.
Ouch. Well, I guess I could go back and give all my characters a sever case of stuttering…
UPDATE: Well, I wrote the above before I’d left work, which means before swimming. Someone should write a book, “Creative Writing the Swimming Way,” except that I imagine that’ll have to be me. Who the hell else writes while swimming?
I came up with an idea that not only might get me to the 50K finish line, it also told me something about my main character, my secondary characters, and a bunch of other stuff as well.
I honestly don’t know if I’ll reach 50K, but I have a feeling it’s not entirely impossible.