Friday, November 04, 2005

Nano: Day 4

Ack! This is harder than I thought it would be. Much harder. And I wasn't exactly expecting a walk in the park, either. By the end of last night, I was supposed to have hit 5000 words to stay on pace. I've got a little over 3000. If I want to be on pace by the end of today, I'll have to more than double my wordcount. I'll have an hour to write at work (breaks and lunchtime) and about an hour once I get home, but then I have to scamper off to a murder mystery party (the email addressed to my girlfriend indicated that it was most important I be there). Anyhow, hopefully I'll be able to write for a bit more once I get home from that.

On a positive note, I don't think I'm writing crap. This might be expected when you're far exceeding your normal pace, but I think the actual quality of my story thus far is decent. Not great, but decent.

Also, for those who need caffeine to complete Nano (which, invariably, you do), but don't like real coffee and don't want to ingest massive quantities of carbonated beverages, I recommend Nescafe Ice Java. It's kind of like making chocolate milk with chocolate syrup, except that you're making something that tastes like a French Vanilla coffee flavoured drink. It passes the taste test and it has twice as much caffeine as a can of pop.

3 Comments:

Greywulf said...

Two words: Keep going!

12:07 PM  
utenzi said...

NaMo is a cruel mistress. I suspect few can do that quantity with quality--but of course NaMo is purely about output.

11:35 AM  
atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh gee.. i havent submitted any for count yet. tssk and i estimated have to make 2,000 a day now (coz i missed on writing the first few days) tssk!

well pour me another Ice Java ;p

2:53 PM  

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