NaNoWriMo 2009: Nearing 50,000 Words Closure

NaNoWriMo Words Writing Blogging

(There is a strange feeling when one is reaching the 50,000 words mark participating in the NaNoWriMo month. Image source: www.artslink.wordpress.com)

I am sorry for not writing very regularly for the blog.

It is just that I have been busy with work and during the night and on the weekends, I have been “burning the midnight oil” on my novel for the NaNoWriMo 2009. Since I have been concentrating all my free time on this venture, as of todate I have completed almost 92% of the 50,000 words which was required to win the NaNoWriMo 2009 and I still have another 8 days to complete the balance of 8% words. In other words, I am ahead of the scheduled words by almost 11,000 words.

I figured that I would be able to complete the 50,000 words, probably 5 days before the official closing date.

Thinking about the plots to write on daily basis has not been easy and every night I go to bed thinking about how I can expand the novel by another 1,000 – 2,000 words the next day. Sometimes I do get some inspiration but other times, I get blank inspirations.

But as the promoters of NaNoWriMo have said, just keep writing no matter how the plot is turning out to be, no matter how bad the paragraphs may be. Just think of expanding the novel on a smaller scale rather than expanding it on a larger scale and so far it has turned out well. I need to do plenty of revisions and re-writes of the current novel and probably the long cold December (it is already getting below 10’C at night lately) will be just the right time for that.

Can’t wait for the finishing line at 50,000 words!

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