kefen: (Chuff)
42940 words down. Barely 7000 to go. With about a week left. For the first and last time since I started participating in NaNoWriMo, I'm ahead!

I'm actually seeing the end of the story coming, now. It's not a very interesting end, nor a very entertaining one, and it's only been decided pretty recently.

Still, that bloody story has been calling for an actual ending, any ending, for freaking ever.

Came down with a cold today. See if that stops me, lazy T-cells!

Not sure I'm looking forward to the editing, though.
kefen: (Chuff)
I like the fact the NaNoWriMo website now stores novels statistics. It makes me realize how much more disciplined I've gotten over the years. But I was bothered by the fact I didn't have the word count statistics for the very first year I did it.

Well, thanks to versioning and scripting, I could roughly reconstruct the cumulative word count!

for rev in {46..59}
    DATE=`svn log -q -r $rev | head -n 2 | tail -n 1 | cut -d '|' -f 3-4`
    COUNT=`svn cat against_the_tide.txt@$rev | wc -w`
    echo r$rev: $DATE - $COUNT

r46: 2010-11-19 16:24:51 +0100 (ven., 19 nov. 2010) - 1341
r47: 2010-11-20 03:35:55 +0100 (sam., 20 nov. 2010) - 10037
r48: 2010-11-21 03:01:11 +0100 (dim., 21 nov. 2010) - 15073
r49: 2010-11-22 00:45:24 +0100 (lun., 22 nov. 2010) - 22610
r50: 2010-11-22 18:32:46 +0100 (lun., 22 nov. 2010) - 24125
r51: 2010-11-23 02:29:03 +0100 (mar., 23 nov. 2010) - 30129
r52: 2010-11-23 17:39:42 +0100 (mar., 23 nov. 2010) - 30183
r53: 2010-11-24 01:32:04 +0100 (mer., 24 nov. 2010) - 34858
r54: 2010-11-25 02:14:36 +0100 (jeu., 25 nov. 2010) - 38522
r55: 2010-11-25 02:30:24 +0100 (jeu., 25 nov. 2010) - 38609
r56: 2010-11-25 23:44:56 +0100 (jeu., 25 nov. 2010) - 39294
r57: 2010-11-26 00:10:21 +0100 (ven., 26 nov. 2010) - 39309
r58: 2010-11-28 17:10:23 +0100 (dim., 28 nov. 2010) - 51159
r59: 2010-11-28 17:22:25 +0100 (dim., 28 nov. 2010) - 51159

Now I was starting from a story I already knew intimately, but I still managed to spit it out in ten fucking days.

Boy, was I inspired back then!
kefen: (Chuff)
Reached 3900 before bed tonight. Much better start than the last two years. This story is still going to be a pain to get out.

So far, Stupeflip and Shpongle are still proving to be excellent motivating music. Tananas just joined the playlist and is very promising.

Still more than 4000 words behind but catching up.
kefen: (Chuff)
November, its long week-ends, its challenges...

All prepped up for NaNoWriMo again this year... as usual, I'll try to get started this week-end, somewhere between Belgium and Sweden. Might not be the easiest time to write. Neither will be our extended week-end in Prague after that.

Yep, gonna be a long month. Then again, I got started almost two weeks late two years ago and still made it. Let's hope I'll finally manage to put an end to that story.

Then, there will be the editing, but that's another story entirely...
kefen: (Yay)
... then let it be that I reached 50243 words in a rather narrow finish.

How narrow? Well...

This is still rather better and more regular than last year — began earlier, slow start but then a rather steady 3K words a day until the end. Still, that bit of the story was nearly painful to get out, and yet I'm still not done.

There will be a part 4. I even have a title and a brief synopsis for it! But that'll have to wait until next year. Right now, I'm going to enjoy all that free time I suddenly have. Until Christmas.

And I probably won't write again for a while. While I'm very happy I once again managed to get so many words out of a single month, it really drained me more than my two previous tries.

But the relief, my friends, the relief! TGIO!

kefen: (Whew!)

Err, I mean, it was a jolly good ride, old chap.

Harder than last year, with a narrow finish, and I think the general quality of the output isn't quite as good this year. But I overcame a big roadblock in the narration and now got further in the story than I had in the original manuscript, you know, from 15 years ago.

At least when it comes to filling in the blanks.

Now, I need to sleep. But HELL I'm going to do the decadent thing and have a splash of Glenfiddich before going to bed!

Also, for the record, I never thought I'd be able to write most of 50K words while listening to Stupeflip... Go figure!
kefen: (Shrewd (Zib))
Put in about 5K words tonight. I think I deserved some Skyward Sword! *nods*


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