Posted by: mydarkestplaces | November 2, 2010

Day 2 (ish)

So, without a doubt my schedule is completely wacky. While some people are just wrapping up #nanowrimo Day 1, I am wrapping up Day 2. One of those bonuses about working second shift. It’s almost like I get a head start on everybody else. Not that it’s a contest. Much.

But I digress. For a change.

Thus far my novel is a big fat “meh.” The good news: It’s somewhat cohesive. I haven’t forgotten a character’s name, their place or completely skewed the space-time continuum. At this point I’m willing to call it a win. The not so good news, although I’ve made really good progress for only having written for about 5 hours total, I’ve only written about 3,000 words. That means I have another 47,000 left to go. At my current pace, I would have to write (consistently) for another 40 hours (ish…I think…) to hit 50,000 words.

Holy. Crap. That’s a lotta words.

Oh well, I’m having fun, cracking myself, and (perhaps most importantly) finding a voice to write in.

My “novel” is currently trending towards being a chick-lit novel, but instead of having a Neon Pink Cover feel to it, there’s a real tone to it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but it’s also not “just” anything. If that makes sense.

I’m feeling good. I’m feeling accomplished. I’m feeling…maybe I’ll be able to see this through until the end.

Official word count: 2,792


  1. Go Kate Go!! You can do it. Don’t forget to update your word count on the nanowrimo website so I can keep track of you. I think the first word has been the hardest part so far, and you are well past that. Keep it UP!

  2. i love that you’re writing chick lit. i’m both fully proud and horribly jealous of your accomplishment. maybe someday i’ll catch up! 40 hours is not so long. keep going superstar! xo. -a.

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