Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One month to go

ONE MONTH TO GO TILL THE PUBLICATION OF TORN?! How the heck did that happen? Blimey. If you feel like pre-ordering a copy, you can do so here.

Guess what? I've given up on NaNoWriMo! I hit 34,000 words ahead of schedule, realized my story was very nearly finished and was not going to reach 50,000 and decided there were several other, more important things that I should really be spending the last few days of November doing. There's a possible-not-definite-very-exciting project on the horizon that has got me all kinds of distracted.

Writing 34,000 words in 18 days has taught me some things:

1. I could write a whole novel really quickly if I really, really wanted to.
2. I could not write a good novel really quickly no matter how much I really, really wanted to.
3. It's fun writing something just for myself. Creative freedom FTW.
4. Eating cornflakes for nearly every meal gets old after approximately 18 days.
5. Lots of writing = disgustingly messy house.

So what have you learned this month? Any startling revelations?


  1. I have this uneasy feeling that I might not finish either. I haven't even looked at it for the last three days.

  2. Vivienne - are you working on it today? How are you feeling about the project in general?

  3. Yay! Just preordered Torn, can't wait to read it.

  4. I'm still vaguely hanging on to some kind of NaNo pretence, even though I'm about 30,000 words behind. Great to hear about all your words and creative freedom. Congratulations!
    And yes, I need to pre-order Torn!

  5. This month I learned how to draw a good giraffe. Fingers crossed that exciting project comes through for you.

  6. Thanks Kristy!

    Luisa - Keep going! You can triumph where I have failed.

    Vicki - That's the best possible way to spend the month of November. NaGiDrMo.

  7. i learnt that with working in retail at Christmas means I physically can't do NaNoWriMo and still exist. Working from 9.30am til nearly 8pm, then eating and reading and blogging and sleeping and writing i've had about 1 hour spare a week. literally.

    i'm at 23,500 words atm and aiming to reach maybe 30,000 and hope to finish the whole thing by the end of 2011 at least but November at work is a sucky month!

    I hate having to give up so i'm struggling on

  8. I've learnt that just reading about nano on twitter is crazy and tiring, I don't know how people do it!! And Yay! Torn! It's pre-ordered! :D