Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NaNoWriMo: Day 10

Blood Ties still at 53,816. Should be at 55,234. (Short 1,418 words.)
Plural at 16,674. All caught up!

So, day ten was a continuation of fail-ness. I didn't write on Blood Ties at all, I worked all day, and I have work early tomorrow, so I can't stay up late catching up. It's cool. I have Thursday and Friday off, Blood Ties will definitely get there.

Truth is, I have been prioritizing Plural. Not just because I like it better, (this week) but because I want to 'win' NaNoWriMo. Plural is really my focus this month, Blood Ties is the side project. Though my goal was to finish them both in November, I'm not sure I'll be able to do it. Not because I'll slack on my 2.7K/day writing goals, but because both books are turning out to be longer than I expected. Blood Ties is looking to be about 80K, and Plural is getting longer with every scene I write. Instead of being a little 50K novel, it turned into a 60K novel. After tonight it's looking to be at least 70K. 1/3 of the way done? I don't think so!

It will probably take most of December to wrap them both up. That's okay. Three completed drafts for 2009 is awesome. Especially since the first one took nearly six months to finish!

My goals for 2010 are much higher. I'll go into detail later.

For now, I need sleep.

Later, gators


  1. I wish I could stick to goals like you do. Wow. Have fun sleeping. I can't wait to hear about 2010 goals.