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NaNoWriMo Progress, Day 21

I'm charting my daily progress on NaNoWriMo. Since you may or may not care, I'll kindly hide it behind a cut. Thanks for taking the time. :)

NaNoWriMo Progress: These Are the Dreams that Keep Sleep from Me
New Words Today20941667
Daily Average48121667
Remaining Req'd
Daily Avg
Expected Total12000050000

  • This morning at 5:12, I woke because of a noise that my housemate made while she was getting ready to go to school, and I tore both corneas. I yelled, "Crap!" and then spent about 30 minutes sitting in the dark letting tears run down my face. Finally, I was able to go back to bed to let it heal at least somewhat before I got up "for real" at 7:00. As a result, I could barely see. So I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to write much today. I had "Unicorn" for the word, but no real story. I came up with a name to use for the main character: Ulfric. Finally, I found a word that rhymed with "Talents" (I changed the name of yesterday's story): Imbalance. And thus I had my idea for the story.

  • "U Is for Unicorn Imbalance" is complete at just 1826 words, making it my shortest short so far. I tried for a twist, and I'm not sure it works. I can fix it when I can focus both eyes again.

  • I might have accidentally borrowed (read: stole) an idea from a friend of mine (rarelytame) who wrote an awesome unicorn story, but when I go through and rewrite, I'll make sure to change that aspect. I just didn't feel like doing it tonight.

  • After I finished Unicorn, I went back and finished "R Is for Ritual Performed as a Test" at 4598 words. It ends kind of abruptly, but again, I can fix that in the rewrite.

  • I could have gone on, but I just don't want to strain my eyes.

  • I crossed the 100,000 word mark today, and changed my table above to go to 120,000 words. I believe that is the maximum number of words that the 'verification' process on the NaNoWriMo.org site can accept, so if I go above 120,000 words, it won't "count."

  • Character names: Ulfric Yeager, Master Takashi.

  • Interesting things I had to look up: Nothing. It came out of my head, except that part I may have stolen from rarelytame.

  • Genre: Fantasy

This table shows each story and how many words I have written on it, regardless of the daily count. Titles or letters in red ("tomato") are ones where I'm not sure, yet, what the story will be.
A Is for Anchor
B Is for Bard
C Is for Clowns
That Creep Through the Yard
5719 (complete)
D Is for Dragon
6369 (complete)
E Is for Egg
4975 (complete)
F Is for Fangs
That Are Sunk in Your Leg
9039 (617)
G Is for Gravesite
2204 (complete)
H Is for Haunted
I Is for Investigation
J Is for Jackpot
3069 (complete)
K Is for Kiss
3191 (complete)
L Is for Lucky
For a Hit or a Miss
3219 (complete)
M Is for Moons
N Is for Nocturnal
4151 (1527) (complete)
O Is for Oath
of Service Eternal
P Is for Prey
3630 (complete)
Q Is for Quest
R Is for Ritual
Performed as a Test
4598 (complete)
S Is for SkullCosm
T Is for Talents
3622 (complete)
U Is for Unicorn
1826 (complete)
V Is for V_____
W Is for Witness
X Is for Xenogamy
For Maximum Fitness
Y Is for Y_____
Z Is for Zombie

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