November 2, 2010

Journaling: Day 2 of NaNo

Total Word Count: 4,150
No, I don't plan on journaling every day of NaNo, necessarily, but we're still in the very beginning stages so there are a lot of important things going on to journal about. First of all, congrats to all my writing buddies--your word counts are looking great! I know some of you haven't been able to update your counts yet due to problems with the site, but I've talked to most of you via email so I know that your novels are coming along beautifully! Keep up the good work!
As for me:
I'm developing the horrible feeling that by December 1 the Narnia soundtrack will start making me break out in hives. So far I've listened to "The Blitz, 1940" 9 times today--it's a great invasion/naval battle track.
After lying awake listening to a grandfather clock 'bong' all night I did some quick calculations and discovered that a standard grandfather clock actually 'bongs' 1038 times in a 24-hour period. (So the next time someone asks you how many times a grandfather clock 'bongs' every day, you'll know what to tell them.)
My main character isn't shaping up to be quite the handsome, intrepid hero I had hoped for pre-November. Handsome, I suppose so; a good fighter, sure; a good military leader, absolutely. Shy, awkward, and terrified of public speaking? Unfortunately, yes.
Oh, Torsten, what am I going to do with you?


  1. I like flawed heroes better anyway. Look at all mine. ;0)

  2. Unfortunately, I got off to a somewhat flying start (1,700 words) on the first night. But... I haven't written anything for Nov. 2 or 3. And it's almost time for me to go to bed :(
    So now I'm two days behind, but hopefully I can catch up tomorrow.

  3. Oh, Torsten. I like flawed heroes, too. If he was too heroic, he wouldn't be believable.

  4. The probablem is the strong, silent ones do very little for wordcount


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