6 Days, 12 Cups of Tea, 10000 Words

Phew, excuse… me… I just… whew… let me catch my breath… I… uh… two seconds…

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We now bring you back to your irregularly scheduled post.

Why was I capriciously out of breath just now? “Why??” you ask? Well, I’ll tell you: I just got done doing a victory lap around this Barnes & Noble. It has a larger perimeter than I had initially thought.

It’s a week into NaNoWriMoΒ and over 280,000 writers around the world have written a gazillion (give or take) words of their respective burgeoning novels. And that’s only counting the people signed up on the official website. After falling behind a couple days and wallowing around 6000-something words, I got my act together and sat myself down in this bookstore, turned on Pandora, and got myself a Grande no-water Chai. From reading a comment from my previous NaNo post, I checked out the site Write Or Die, a web app that serves as a motivational tool for freewriting. Highly recommend it.

So after writing on and off for roughly two hours, I cranked out over 3,000 words and passed the 10,000 word mark!

NaNoWriMo Day 6

Whoot, whoot. So far, so good. With this, I am in awe of the people who are already at double this word count and have set incredible goals for themselves this month. With this fountain pen – just imagine I’m holding a sophisticated fountain pen in one hand and a glass of wine in the other – I salute you. Stay strong, fellow Wrimos!

[What is my book about? Well, when I find out myself, I’ll be sure to let you know.]

And in unrelated, but far more important news…


The game is afoot.

How are your NaNo endeavors going so far? As always, feel free to add me as a writing buddy and I’ll make sure to provide you with plenty of empty encouragement and a competitive spirit.

13 thoughts on “6 Days, 12 Cups of Tea, 10000 Words

  1. Pingback: To the Rest of Us NaNoWriMo Failures | Stressing Out College

  2. Meanwhile I have been writing a chess engine for exactly three months now and so far I have written 2883 line only. I am pathetic. Don’t worry SOS I think you will make it out just fine and hopefully, despite my final term exams, I will sift it through to the end too. Take care and best of luck! And as always sorry for being late. πŸ™‚

    • You know, you don’t always have to apologize for being somehow “late.” You’re on time as far as I’m concerned πŸ˜€

      And you’re writing a chess engine? That’s awesome! Best of luck to you on that. Programming is the bane of my existence right now. I try to wish it away… but alas, it’s still here. Procrastinating as we speak…

      • I too wish that wishing away things worked. I have been trying to wish away Statistical Probability for a while now but in all probability I have failed.
        You shouldn’t worry too much about programming, it is much like riding a bicycle: once you learn it you can never unlearn it. So don’t worry, once you do get it will never be a problem for you ever again. πŸ™‚

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  4. Well done! πŸ˜€ I’m 6000 words behind. Slow starts aren’t uncommon to my NaNo-ing, but this… this is as bad as my very first NaNo. Within minutes of starting I realised that NaNoRebelling is a whole different game to ordinary NaNo-ing. It’s like getting all the week 2 blues on the first day. *sigh* But this novel will not defeat me! *battle cry*

    • Yeah! This Sherlock had been one of the more faithful adaptations, essence-wise, of Doyle’s stories (although I don’t think he would much care about what happened to Holmes. Seems like he was way done with him.) So excited!

    • What do you mean not nearly as ambitious?? I don’t know if I could wrote every single day for a month. With NaNo, I often skip whole days and all I have to worry about is one plot. You post about new things pretty much every day for NaBlo! πŸ˜€ Stay strong!

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