Sunday Evening NaNoWriMo Update – I’m So Happy

This is amazing.  I’ve managed to write a ton of stuff tonight, good stuff, stuff I didn’t plan or know I was going to write when I started today.  I’m at 7034 words right now, about 300 ahead of pace.  I will be able to go to sleep early tonight, if I’ll be able to sleep at all.

Here’s how is has gone down.  I added a few details to the story such as Goldenrod telling Art not to leave the house when he’s away at night working on the farm.  Well, then I came up with the idea Art would leave the house just to use the bathroom (no indoor plumbing). Then I wanted Art to leave anyhow and find some trouble, so I thought up a Fairy Carnival (market) in the forest.  Well, Art goes there and has no money so he tells them his name to gain entrance (a big no-no).  Then he decides to play some games and one of them is a ring toss where he can win a sword.  Well, his name is Art King, so you can guess where this is headed.

The thing is I didn’t mean it to happen.  This is exactly why I can’t do real planning or outlining.  I just don’t think that way.  I’m actually having fun writing this, which to be honest isn’t always the case.

I will post excerpt tomorrow.  In the meantime, I’m gonna drink a beer. Yuengling Lager.  Not Sam Adams, but still tasty.

Quick Sunday NaNoWriMo Update

Well, I went to bed last night around 12:30, pleased with my progress thus far.  My daughter actually slept in to 7:00 AM this morning, but that was negated by the daylight savings time switch.

My wife and daughter just left to go to the baby shower.  They’ll be gone for four hours.  My goal is to get as much writing done as possible so I can go to bed early tonight.  Just after they left, I got in the car, drove to the grocery store, and bought some Mountain Dew.  There was no caffeine in the house.

I went back and read the last paragraph I wrote last night and it was a mess.  I cleaned it up a bit, gaining a few words. I know I shouldn’t edit, but I also can’t have gibberish there either.

Anyhow, I need to start writing.  I’ll probably post a progress report when I’m done.