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Nanowrimo Day 3: Still doing all right.

Well, I'm still alive. I've managed 5073 words and I'm still on target for 50k by the end of November.

This year has been a different kind of Nanowrimo for me. Usually, I'd write like the wind and would churn out about 15,000 words in less than three days then after that I'd stop writing for a while, and most often, I would not even continue.

This year though I've taken a very marathon-y pace at doing Nanowrimo (which is what Nanowrimo really is -- a marathon) and haven't done any ridiculous wordy sprints. I've managed to meet the daily target of 1667 words so far and haven't gone overboard.

I can't keep this pace however, because Friday is a holiday (Happy Diwali, people) and that's followed by a weekend which means I'll be at home, which means I probably won't do any writing. I have a baby and wife and both of them are huge attention seekers so I doubt I will get any writing done while they're around.

So today I really wanted to add an extra 1500 words to my wordcount but I'm not sure if I can because my mind goes blank every time I look at the Word document in front of me.

Hmm, did I say I want to tell you about the novel I'm writing? Eh, maybe some other day. The last thing I want to do right now is to talk about what I've been writing the whole day (and the whole of the past two days).


  1. Well done, Ted. It sounds like you've got a strategy that works for you this time round. Writing is like fitness, as you say - little and often is better than overdoing it all in one go!

  2. Thanks, Yang-may. Easy does it, I guess!

  3. What?! Marathons are for masochists. Write like the wind, Tiddy! The wind!

  4. You haven't posted in a long time. I hope you come back and blog again soon. =(

  5. Sorry John. Been busy with life. My daughter takes up most of my time now. I just finished reading a book though and I was thinking of writing down my thoughts on it but I don't know when I'll get round to it.


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