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NaNoWriMo Progress, Day 26

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
ActualRequired
Progress
New Words Today24651667
Daily Average42661667
Remaining Req'd
Daily Avg
22661667
Expected Total12000050000


Notes:
  • Again, being in someone else's house . . . I didn't get to write much. The story is just getting started where I had to leave it and make chocolate pudding cake.

  • I've wanted Z to be a zombie story from the get-go, but a different sort of zombie than the traditional horror-movie zombie, either the slow, shambling ones or the fast, deadly ones. These are altogether different, or at least to me. There's probably 1000 stories out there with a similar setup, but since I don't read the zombie genre, I have no idea. :)

  • "Z Is for Zombie" is incomplete at 2303 words. I've just introduced zombiism to the world and am writing the scene where the main character—the "zombie"—is trying to figure out a way to get out of the morgue, where he has just awakened and has no idea how he got there or how long it's been.

  • Technically, I could "stop" because I've "completed" my "project" of "writing" 26 "short" "stories." If only they were all done, I suppose I could. Now I have four days to go back and write more stuff on the ones I didn't finish so I can try to get them to a finished state. And to catch up from my DISMAL word-counts for the days I've been visiting my mother. And I won't get much written tomorrow because we're driving back. That leaves Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to try to finish as many of the unfinished stories as I can.

  • Unfinished stories: Anchor, Bard, Fangs, Haunted, Investigation, Moons, Oath, Quest, Skullcosm, Vanish, Waste, Xenolith, Yesterday, Zombie. I'll probably start from Z and work my way backwards, since those are more fresh in my head.

  • Character names: Well, you know it had to be Zach. :)

  • Interesting things I had to look up: How morgues work, nanotechnology, the human genome project, whether mice have an appendix.



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
10574
B Is for Bard
10092
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
5309
I Is for Investigation
Unwanted
6627
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
3378
N Is for Nocturnal
4151 (1527) (complete)
O Is for Oath
of Service Eternal
2101
P Is for Prey
3630 (complete)
Q Is for Quest
1557
R Is for Ritual
Performed as a Test
4599 (complete)
S Is for SkullCosm
3872
T Is for Talents
3622 (complete)
U Is for Unicorn
Imbalance
1826 (complete)
V Is for Vanish
1959
W Is for Waste
1053
X Is for Xenolith
Deliberately Placed
2351
Y Is for Yesterday
2204
Z Is for Zombie
2465
 



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