NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Twenty-Five

1346 for the day, which took me to just over the 40,000 word mark. This time last year I’d already won and the three years before that winning had been long given up by this point. I’m still in touching distance though and with a little focus and discipline (and no more mates having hissy fits and causing issues, or loved ones with hospital trips and stays) I do beleive I can still hit the 50k. 

I’d gotten myself into the mindset that it’s just NaNo and this story is going to be totally rewritten so it’s okay if I don’t hit the 50k, and it is for the most part. For me though, seeing as I keep telling myself this is what I want to do, I’ve got to hit the 50k by December 1st. I’ve got to proove to myself that I can hit a deadline.

Less than ten thousand words to go. I’ve written more in a week than that before, so I can do it again.

If you want to Buddy me over at NaNo then my handle is PeterJReaper, and there links to Twitter and Facebook on the right hand side of the screen.

Have a lot of fun everyone 🙂 

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Twenty-Three 

I think I wrote 1400 and something words yesterday, I haven’t got my stats to hand for the exact number. I had around 800 words for the day by the time I got home with the intention to try and write a 1000 to 1200 words and try and get back on target. That didn’t happen, not even remotely close. After getting going dinner arrived. Then after I ate that and was just getting into my rhythm I had something come up that I had to deal with. Something that I hadn’t seen coming and something that I was hurt and angered by. I won’t go into what it is out of respect for the person who’s idiotic naivety caused all this. But for writing cost, I lost an hours writing time and am demoralised now.

This has caused me to go from being very confident I could hit the 50k this week to now believing that I won’t hit it. Last night did cause me a lot of stress and has hit my optimism. I needed a good word count last night as I’ll be visiting my Grandad, whose in hospital, tonight. I’ll be doing that again Thursday and Sunday, but I doubt I’m going to be able to write more than 1000-1200 wors those nights.

Saturday I’m off out with friends and Sunday, afte visiting my Grandad, we’re be spreading my late Nan’s ashes. I will have a few hours Sunday morning so I’m really going to give it a go then.

I know it doesnt matter whether hit the 50k or not, but I’d like to do it out of pride and as a way to proove to myselfe that I can hit a target.

I’ve got to go and get ready for work, these posts may drop off a little this week as I’ll be trying to get as many words down as I can, when I can.

As always, my NaNo handle is PeterJReaper, and theres links to my Facebook and Twitter on the right hand side of the page. Feel free to add me, follow me and so forth.

(this is a quickly written post, so feel free to point out any typos) 

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Twenty-One

I didn’t write a single word yesterday.  I could have done, despite having had a busy day yesterday and then off socialising last night I didn’t have much time but if I’d wanted to I could have gotten a few words down.

I think what is hampering my enthusiasm a little with this one is that I’ve got no real direction with this story still. I’ve got some good characters and things which’ll work out really good as storylines but these all need developing more and a lot of fine tuning.

It feels like I’m actually not going to hit the 50k this month. Its definitely not a lost month if that is the case. I’ve got a lot of material here to play with and I think I’ll have a good look at what I’ve got next year sometime. I will persist this month though. I’m going to off the deep end a little and see what the darker depths of my mind hold.

Right, I’m off to get some words down. As normal, my NaNo handle is PeterJReaper. Links to my Facebook and Twitter profiles are as always on the right hand side of the screen.

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Twenty

876 words yesterday yesterday for a total of 33,899 words. Not as many as I’d have liked, and I got the first three episodes of Jessica Jones. Yes, I meant to write the minimum but I started dinner and thought screw it I’m stil ahead.

I think yesterday in general wasn’t a productive one for writing. I didn’t write first thing and I didn’t get many words done during lunch and in the evening I was replying to various messages that I was reciving as well. It was just a bit of a lost day I think.

If you’d like to add me as a buddy over on the NaNo site then I’m PeterJReaper. There’s links to my Facebook and Twitter profiles on the right of the screen.

Have a good day everyone! 🙂 

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Nineteen

Today I managed to knock out 1632 words before my brain stuck up the white flag and shut down for the day. Those words give me a total of 33,023 words for the month.

The world I’m working in is coming together nicely but I’m not really settled on an overall storyline. I’ve got lots to play with here but as I’ve said in other posts, it’s all over the place. It really is going to be interesting to look it over and see what I can do with after NaNo.

I’ve really made the most of having the iPad today. I wrote before work, during my lunch break and in the car to and from the hospital (no, I wasn’t driving). This is the sort of mindset that I need to nurture. Even with this story, which I’m a long way from loving, I’ve found it very easy to get the words down. My typing speed on my Logitech Bluetooth keyboard is getting quicker too.

I was hoping to get a decent word count this weekend but I have a relative in hospital at the moment and Jessica Jones goes live on Netflix tomorrow and I’m pretty sure I’m going to have it watched by the end of Sunday, Monday at the latest. But I’m determined to have at least the minimum daily amount written before I start in on it each day until I’ve seen all thirteen episodes.

Oh and I have dinner out Sunday evening, so I’ll probably won’t get Jessica Jones watched by the end of the weekend, but it’s not going anywhere.

As normal, if you’d like to add me as a buddy over at I’m PeterJReaper there. There are also links to my Facebook and Twitter on the right of this page.
Have fun everyone 🙂 

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Eighteen 

Just a very quick post today, I wrote 788 words which gives me a total of 31,391 words for the month. I’ve had a real life thing crop up which might slow writing up but I don’t think it will too much.

I am positive that I’ve got something here, but this draft is not going to make a decent story. I’m going to have to do a total cannibalisation of what I’ve got now and extensive re-writing will be needed. That’ll be for later on though.

I hope everyone who’s doing NaNo is progressing well, if you want to add me as a Buddy my handle is PeterJReaper. There’s links to my Facebook and Twitter on the right hand side of the page.

Have fun everyone 🙂