Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Poking My Head Out of the Cave

Don't forget to vote in the PCAs! Link to the right, or here. A little window will pop up and you can log in or sign up or whatever, and navigate back to the voting. The nominations are questionable in some categories, but not in the Sci Fi one. That nominee committee is brilliant!

So after you do that, scroll down a little and check out my NaNo progress. Things had fallen apart for me earlier this week, slightly because of other obligations, but mostly because of lack of...something. I kept letting other things get in the way. But not today! Today I wrote out a schedule. It looked like this:

9:00 - 9:05 Dry my hair
9:05 - 9:50 Write (did 1151 words)
9:50 - 10:05 Break, walk around, write a review for SciFi Chicks
10:05 - 10:50 Write (1195 words)
10:50 - 11:00 Walk outside
11:00 - 11:45 Write (1365 words)
11:45 - 12:00 Break, walk around, write a review for SciFi Chicks
12:00 - 12:30 Eat lunch
12:30 - 1:15 Write (1263 words)
1:15 - 1:30 Check the mail (outside) and write a review for SciFi Chicks
1:30 - 2:15 Write (1269 words)
2:15 - 2:30 Walk a little and write a review for SciFi Chicks
2:30 - 3:00 Write
3:00 - 3:45 Pick up Number Two, go to the library, and come home for homework
Etc. Crit while we do homework/chores/dinner/get ready for bed (did 60 pages)

I didn't deviate more than 10 minutes or so for most of that. A couple of phone calls and a not-too-long IM session pushed me to a 10-minute lunch, and I dropped some of the moving around. I reached over 6200 words by 2:30, so I caught up on e-mail then. I just checked, too, and I wrote another 2478 blog words.

All in all, a pretty productive day.

I'm happy with where my story is going, and if I have a few more days like this, I can still totally finish the whole book, and not just NaNo!

So? Gail? Where do you stand? :)


MaryF said...

Dude, you kicked my butt today! I logged in to check and saw your terrific progress!

I'm going to make a schedule like that for this weekend.

MaryF said...

Oh, and I voted! Go, SPN!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

We're leapfrogging! I think you usually write in the morning, right? So I come on, see how far you are ahead of me, and aim for more! :)

Yay, voting for SPN!

MaryF said...

I should get a boost tomorrow. I'm just wiped tonight!