Sunday, November 2, 2008

Word count and NaNoWriMo

So far I'm ahead of the game. So far. I hope to keep ahead of where I should be, during day two of NaNoWriMo. I should have at least 3,334 words (total) by midnight today and so far mine is 4,275. 

I've got to beat my friend L this year. When we "unofficially" wrote a novel in May 2007, after I found Chris Baty's book "No Plot No Problem!: A Low-Stress High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days" we made a bet that the loser (the one with the least amount of words) had to buy the winner dinner. Well, I paid up. I made it to 50,000 words (50,044 if you must know the exact total) but she had around 56,000 so I had to buy dinner. 

Since I'm ahead of schedule, I baked some homemade chocolate chip cookies. I leave them in the fridge and bake them as I eat them. So I always have hot cookies to eat. Of course, they don't last long at my house. I have even named them on my Flickr page after the characters in my story. So I'm now going back to the story. I need to write some more. Murder more people.....MUHAHAHAHAHA


Mise en place said...

Just wait. I may only have 207 words now but its all like the tortoise and the hare.

MysteryWriter said...


Anonymous said...

The cookies look pretty good.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I can say from tasting them the cookies are delicious and you don't taste the arsenic at all! Muahahahahahahh!