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Get Your Words Out: November, AKA HOLY CRAP.

Posted 30 November, 2010 by DLWhite in Goals & Plans, Writers Write 0 Comments

I’m. so. excited.

I’ve updated my word count with my sparse 17,709 words for the month of November (ehhh… low, but I’ve been suffering my constant crisis of I totally suck at this) and I came in at 296,940 for my 2010 total.

That puts me at 3,060 words remaining  (99%) to hit my goal of 300,000 words for the year. Had I done NaNo, I would have knocked it out of the park. I will still exceed it, just not by as much as I would have, if I had another project.

I am really excited to be so close to meeting/exceeding the goal I set for this year.  It’s almost time to decide if I am going to participate in 2011 and I’m not sure. AIWD is my only open project and nothing is really niggling at me…. but with nothing to shoot for, I’m afraid that that’s exactly what I’ll produce. I need something to work toward… so we’ll see, I guess. There are lower goals I can choose, and some multi project ones that I could aim for, so I probably won’t pick such a large number again because if I ever write another 60 chapter story, I will personally slap myself.

Anyway, just updating my word count for November and being very excited about it. AIWD is within a few chapters of ending. The ending actually keeps moving as I get better ideas on how to draw the story to a close. I think I have just made this story a part of my life and it’s such a habit that  I kind of don’t want to let it go. At the same time I have story fatigue… I have been writing it for almost 2 years and it’s more soap opera and fanfic fantasy than a story by this point, whch is not where I want to take it but that’s how it unfolds in my mind, so… that’s how it’s coming out. I am kind of anxious to get back to making progress with my writing and not just typing because I know people are expecting an update.

Not doing well with my reading either but I am determined to get back into that habit. I love it, I just don’t make time for it and it’s been hard to find a great book that holds my attention, lately. The constant struggle, I suppose.