Can I get a "Woot, Woot!" people? I passed the 25,000-word mark this very minute.
Now, can I get an, "Oh, Poop!" people? According to the National Novel Writing Month Web site, I'm supposed to be at 36,674 BY THE END OF THIS WEEKEND.
What's with that? Don't they realize there are friends to eat lunch with? (I'm talking to you, Pam and Nancy?) And neighbors to chat with? (I'm talking to you, Lori.) And teenage children to yell at? ("Clean your room already!") And books to read? (I'm talking to you, Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.) And a husband to whoop in Scrabble. (Um, was I talking to you, Dan?)
But nooooooooo, I need to glue my phalanges to the laptop. Whatever!
Here are the blasted numbers:
Today's word count: 312
Total word count: 25,047
Goal: 50,000 words
Days remaining: 10
Today's Trivia Question: What is missing from ALL the casinos in Las Vegas?
Answer to Yesterday's Trivia Question: Due to a surgery, Alfred Hitchcock was missing his belly button. (Um, EWWW!)
November 20, 2009
Halfway There, Peeps!
Posted by Wild About Words at 9:01 PM
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Wow, Donna, I think you are doing great! I once managed something like 15,000 words in a month, so I think 25,000 is incredible! Perhaps the Thanksgiving pies will give you that last-minute burst of speed that you need (or you can just resign yourself to being the other "turkey" this November--and that's said with love from one turkey to another :) I think wherever you end up is something to be pretty thankful for, though! And it sure beats my word output this month!
Oh, Lisa, so great to hear from you. How are you? What are you writing these daze, er, days? And a happy Tofu Turkey Day to you, my friend!
I knew clocks were missing. But did you ever notice that there are no coffee pots in the rooms of a lot of Vegas hotels?
Scrabble. Soon. Sure.
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