Feather Pen Friday: Ten thousand words to go…

Feather Pen Friday: Ten thousand words to go…

I’m back from Italy with some very funny stories to tell. Unfortunately for you they’re going on my other blog. So I’m sorry, but you’ll just have to follow any links I drop here once I’ve had time to write a post over there ;) Right now, I’m writing a blog post … because I’m procrastinating from writing.

I hadn’t been intending to carry on with Camp NaNoWriMo. I did start it, but I’d already written around 48k of the novel, and I found myself finished after an additional 35,000 words. This was 15k off the NaNo target and, well, I was in Italy for some of that, right? Plus, you know, end of term, no one really feels up to writing.

Well, today I decided that I was going to finish it.

I might not have explained this properly, because you’re sitting there going, “Oh, she’ll manage it, she wrote a ridiculous amount back in November, it’ll be fine.” You’re wrong, Readers. I’m sorry. The customer might always be right but you’re not.

These are my camp stats:

Average Words Per Day
1,612

Your Average Per Day
1,297

Words Written Today
2,837

Target Word Count
50,000

Total Words Written
37,635

Words Remaining
12,365

Current Day
29

Days Remaining
2

At This Rate You Will Finish On
August 7, 2011

Words Per Day To Finish On Time
6,812

And the novel I’m writing is one I’ve only just started, that’s kind of lacking in plot and I can’t do this and I don’t even know what I want it to be like! Arrrrgggghhhhhhh!

2 thoughts on “Feather Pen Friday: Ten thousand words to go…

  1. *pats shoulder* Don’t panic Mr Mannering!
    … Sorry. Dad’s Army quoteage. Couldn’t resist.

    Anyway, as a fellow procrastinator on the writing front, I feel your pain. Just chill and keep going, after all a wordcount isn’t going to kill you, is it?
    … Right?

    1. When I’ve just returned from Italy having not slept much, and I haven’t got a plot? Hmmm… somehow I’ve ended up writing a different book to the one I thought I was writing, and this one’s going okay, but I’ve still got another 10k to do before the end of July!

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