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30 November 2016

Wordless Wednesday | NaNoWriMo & Secret Projects



Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words. Plus this isn't a photo, it's a picture of a screen shot, so that's another rule broken.

1 - So, that secret project I was working on during November - it was NaNoWriMo.

2 - NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a challenge where people sign up to write a 50,000 word novel between November 1-30. That's 1,667 words a day.

3 - After my dismal failure last year, I decided to keep it a secret this time around.

4 - I was late to the party, starting the challenge on November 11th, and finished on November 27th. I skipped three days along the way, which means I wrote 50,021 words in just 14 days. No wonder my brain hurts.

What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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33 comments:

  1. Good for you! As usual, I signed up and wrote madly on Day 1. And that was all she wrote. You found a great way to motivate yourself. Even if your brain hurts.

    I'm a rule breaker, too. https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/11/inprint-night-in-houston-with-authors.html

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    1. I know the feeling. That was how it went for me last year - great intentions that fizzled out quickly. :-(

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  2. Congratulations! Wow, you did it in two weeks. I am super impressed.

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    1. Thanks Alex! Now, if only I could keep that pace up year round.

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  3. My first thought- what do you mean, during November? Today is November 14th, so we've still got two weeks left! Ha!
    Second thought, after checking a calendar- Wow! Very impressive and inspiring!

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    1. You're messing with my mind so early in the morning. I had to go and check my calendar as I started to worry it was mid-November :-)

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  4. Well done! Congrats on the NaNo win!

    If I had known you were doing NaNo, too, I would've found you over there and we could've been "buddies." But then it wouldn't have been a secret, so.... :)

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    1. If we both do it again next year, we'll have to buddy up. Now that I know I can do it, I probably wouldn't keep it secret again.

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  5. That looks like work to me. That's what that reminds me of. I'm so happy you achieved your goal though. Congratulations.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  6. Congratulations, Ellen. That's an amazing accomplishment -- you rock!

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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  7. Graphs can make my head spin. Congratulations on finishing your writing!

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    1. I know - the graphs reminded me of being back in math class in high school :-)

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  8. Woot! You did amazingly! Good job! Sadly, I completely bombed this year's NaNo. But there's always next year.

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    1. Thanks Loni! That was how I felt last year when I bombed it. Let's buddy up and try it again next year.

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  9. WOW, you are impressive! No way I could write that much, but then YOU are a great writer, and I am just goofing around occasionally. Do we get to read it? huh, huh huh?

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    1. One of these days, you'll get to read it :-) Right now, I need to write some more in order to finish off this first draft. Then there's a lot of editing. And I mean a lot. Hopefully, one of these days I'll have a version worthy of sharing with folks.

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  10. 14 days... I have a CP who wrote a book that fast once. I couldn't do it. Way to go! That's beyond epic.

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    1. Well, to be honest, right now it's just a lot of words strung together in a vague semblance of sentences. It's gonna need a lot of editing and rework.

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  11. What an amazing feat, Ellen. Congratulations on sticking with it this year and doing it in half the time! Well done!!!

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  12. Well done. I chose not to participate this year as I am a complete loser...or something. Yours is an impressive feat. I usually finish the 50,000 just before 8pm on the 30th. Well, when I participate...like a winner, not a loser, which I am this year.

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    1. Aww...you're not a complete loser :-) If you are, that would make me one too as I bombed it last year.

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  13. That's a fantastic achievement, and it makes sense that you kept quiet about it. So have a drink and celebrate with....chocolate or whatever.

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    1. Thanks Roland and not to worry, I definitely celebrated afterwards :-)

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    2. I managed to get to 50k despite some bad health days, although being retired helps. Can pace myself over 24 hrs. I'll be anyone's buddy - I'm Silverwords.

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    3. And I've added you back. Ellen :-)

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