Monday, November 30, 2009

NaNo 2009 Conclusion

Although it's been less than two weeks since I finished NaNo, it felt like a long time to me! (Cliche: how time flies?)

For those who've been reading my blog, you might know that I had won NaNo 2009. (YEAH!) So what have I learn and what am I going to do with the 50k+ words?


Thing I learn from writing NaNo:


- I can do it.

- I wrote loads of crap, but there were "gems" among them.


What's happening to the 50k+ words?


- I'm not doing anything with them for now. (Maybe later ...)


The fact was during the writing of NaNo, something "broke through" me. (Not physically, like in the movie "Alien", but metaphorically).


I'm taking a sabbatical from writing and beginning exploration of new creative outlets. I'm also working on a few "new creative projects".


I'll write about them once I had it all sorted out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 17

Day 17 Word Count - 3069 (wrote for "insurance" purpose)

Total Word Count Up to Day 17 - 53157 / 50000


I'm calling it a day ... but promise will write about my thoughts on NaNo in future posts.


I'd like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement during this last 16 days. You gals were amazing! ;)


O.K. I really really need some sugar fix. See you later. :) xxoo

Monday, November 16, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 16

I MADE IT IN 16 DAYS ! :D

Day 16 Word Count - 7770 (all time high)


Total Word Count Up to Day 16 - 50088 / 50000


* To anitcipate any descrepancy caused by word count programme during NaNo verfication period (begins on 25/11), I'll write another 3000 words to ensure my winner status. But hey I made it!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 15

Day 15 Word Count - 4164 (exceed target)

Total Word Cound Up to Day 15 - 42318 / 50000

Saturday, November 14, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 14

Day 14 Word Count - 4030 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 14 - 38154 / 50000

Friday, November 13, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 13

Day 13 Word Count - 4039 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 13 - 34124 / 50000

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 12

Day 12 Word Count - 4450 (broke my previous highest record of 4056 word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Total Word Count Up to Day 12 - 30085 / 50000

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 11

Day 11 Word Count - 3008 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 11 - 25635 / 50000

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 10

Day 10 Word Count - 2101 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 10 - 22627 / 50000

Monday, November 9, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 9

Day 9 Word Count - 4056 (exceed target totally!!!!!)

Total Word Count Up to Day 9 - 20526 / 50000

I'm exhausted but I'm also very proud of myself to reach the 20000 words count in 9 days. :D

I'm going to reward myself a big bowl of vanilla ice cream and some delicious peaches!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 8

Day 8 Word Count - 2129 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 8 - 16470 / 50000

Saturday, November 7, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 7

Day 7 Word Count - 2089 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 7 - 14341 / 50000

Friday, November 6, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 6

Day 6 Word Count - 2154 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 6 - 12252 / 50000


Before I started NaNo, I set myself a daily target word count of 1900. But as usual, I like to push myself just a tiny bit. So I'm going to aim at 2000+ from now on. And if I follow through with this new target, I would be able to achieve 50000+ mark by 25/11, 5 days ahead of schedule (30/11)! Woo Hoo!


As mentioned before the story is about a founded diary. And since I never really plan for any one of my writings, strange things / characters / objects constantly pop up in my story.


So far I had:


- a talking buffalo fell into sleep in the main character's (a young woman) living room.


- the pet dog of the young woman herded a group of buffalo to the middle of the lawn and the entire group of animals (the buffaloes and the pet dog) was turned into a giant Popsicle
.

What can I say? Weird but I'm enjoying it ... :D

Thursday, November 5, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 5

Day 5 Word Count - 2040 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 5 - 10098 / 50000


It felt bloody damn good to reach 10000 in 5 days! :D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 4

Day 4 Word Count - 2065 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 4 - 8058 / 50000

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 3

Day 3 Word Count - 2027 (exceed target)

Total Word Count Up to Day 3 - 5993 / 50000

Sunday, November 1, 2009

NaNo 2009 - Day 1

First off, I want to thank everyone who left loving comments on my last blog post. You all touched my heart and gave me heaps of encouragement to continue my creative journey.

This is going to be short post to keep track of my NaNo experience.

Day 1 Word Count - 1970 (exceed target)

As mentioned a while ago, I planned to use NaNo to finish "STOS". But things changed. I'm writing up a total new story of a "founded diary". That's all I could say at this stage. Right now I just concentrate on getting the daily word count to achieve the 50,000 words by end Nov. I'm not too fuss if the story idea is good or not. This is more about get it done and have it out of the way.

In terms of the creative changes I'm going through, I'll borrow a horoscope prediction to give you a bird's eyes view of it.

"The year ahead for Scorpio - Many of you abandon an old dream as a radical new one proves overwhelmingly compelling."

I'll keep posting about my NaNo progress as much as I can. It could be daily or weekly. For matters concerning other areas of my creative life, it might be some time before I know how to make sense of it. But one thing for sure, I'm trying hard to follow my heart! :)

Take care my fellow bloggers and creatives.