Nano 2012 Over…

Credit: http://nanotoons.net/
Credit: http://nanotoons.net/

Yep, today is the 1st of December… which means the 30 days of writing 50,000 words is over… Nanowrimo for 2012 is over…

So how did i do? Horribly!! 

i was unwell for a week or more in November which meant no words for those days and i just couldn’t get back into writing as much so that made catching up on wordcount difficult… very difficult… sigh!

i have had my worst wordcount in all my 5 years of taking part in Nanowrimo… officially i’m at 13,835 but i did write more on the last day but didn’t bother to update the wordcount… i have on file 15, 124 words…

Anyhow, it’s over… i still like the story (still to be finished) i wrote, i still like the characters so i will continue to write it but not just yet…

Here are some suggestions from The Write Practice about what to do after Nano

My favourite is:

3. Read

Speaking of things you missed out on during November, now that you’re not writing feverishly, why not read a book? Reading may spark new ideas for your novel or it may just be a good way to stay connected with your literary side.

The danger here is that you might compare your NaNoWriMo novel to what you’re reading and get discouraged. Don’t be afraid to read, but don’t feel the need to compare your work in progress to published literature.

So what are you doing in December?

syc

Don’t Give Up!

Ok this is a post that is more for myself than for an audience to read.

Today is the 15th day of November which marks the halfway point in Nanowrimo… which means i supposed to have 25,000 words by now and how many do i have?… ready for it…

English: The words Today I...
English: The words Today I… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Grand Total of 9808 words… wow! Right… 😦

i have been knocked down by the routine tasks of life as a home manager as well as computer problems and now illness… my head feels heavy, my body feels achy and there is a mild throbbing pain at my temples… yep, i’m falling sick…

But i should not give up… must not give up… ahhh… need sleep…

i leave you to read this post Write With Fey: Don’t Give Up!.

My favourite line:

So yes, writing a book can be difficult, but don’t panic! Even if you get stuck or can’t seem to create content that you find worthy enough for your precious story, keep working on it and you’ll end up with something you’re happy with.

It is very encouraging. So read it, be encouraged and go on writing 😉

syc

1st Day of Nano 2012…

Ahh… in 5 minutes the 1st day of Nanowrimo would be over. i supposed to have written 1677 words and i have…

… 0 words…

i have a storyline, i have characters i quite like so why didn’t i write. Well, there are many reasons; today is a public holiday and we are lazing at home, husband just back from a long business trip, enjoying family time, wasting time on FB, etc…

One of the many reasons is i hate the title i have given my story. Ok, so it is not the most important thing when starting a story but you have to admit a good catchy title can signal a good start – yes?

Anyhow, here’s a nice little article about ideas for story titles; my favourite is “10. Eavesdrop on people’s conversations, in cafe’s, shops, sometimes, someone will come out with a gem.”. Have a read, i hope it will help you too; Generating Titles | The View Outside.

Now off to begin Day 02 of Nano – hopefully to catch up on lost words.

syc