09 November, 2012

National Novel Writing Month: In The Throes Of Week 2

Day 9 of NaNoWriMo. As promised, here's an update on my progress:



42,330 out of 50,000 words written. I wrote 11,041 words today, which is the most I've written in one day. Ever. The last record was 10k, and that almost two years ago. I am feeling quite satisfied and excited and a little tired from writing for over five (or was it six?) hours--though it wasn't all at once, and I'll admit I got carried away listening to Vivaldi instead of paying attention to the words a few times. But yeah, I'm  feeling a little triumphant from those 11k.

Fellow NaNoWriMo participants, how are your novels coming? Non-participants, what are you working on, either writing or otherwise? (Really, I'm interested.)


-----The Golden Eagle

41 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whoa! You could finish tomorrow. That's incredible.

Shelley said...

Oh my gosh! That's incredible progress! At this rate, you could write five books by the end of NaNoWriMo! Great job Golden Eagle!

Donna Hosie said...

Holy heck, that is outstanding!

mooderino said...

That was quick. You'll have to find something else to do for the rest of the month.

mood

DWei said...

Still writing papers and working on projects myself.

Fun times.

Shallee said...

I am seriously impressed! I'm way behind in NaNo, but still making progress. Way to go, you!

L.G.Smith said...

That's, wow, I can't even fathom writing that much in a single day. I'm pretty sure my brain would explode.

Connie Keller said...

Wow! Truly amazing. Congratulations!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

WOW!!!!! That's amazing.

Ghadeer said...

Very impressive!

Tammy Theriault said...

holy freakin cow!!! congrats!!!

Avantika Chitturi said...

AGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHH I can't believe I forgot AGAIN this year!!!!! Damn damn damn.

Shall get down to it - I have a fascinating new idea too!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi GE - you could write another before November is out. Brilliant news .. sounds as though you were immersed in your novel - good for you .. cheers Hilary

Deborah Walker said...

That's astonishing. Go, Eagle! Fly through those words.

michelle said...

Holy Schmoly that is FANTABULOUS!
Great going G.E. !! You are well on track!

JeffO said...

Kicking butt and taking names! Do you know about how big the book will be when finished, or does it really look like it will be 'finished' at about 50K?

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, not even half way done the month, awesome.

Jeff Hargett said...

Most impressive! Congratulations. The only way I could do that much would be to fall asleep with my head on the keyboard. LOL

prerna pickett said...

holy crap! I'm barely to 12,000 words. You're seriously making me look bad ;)

Charles Gramlich said...

i haven't ever gotten within viewing distance of that kind of word output for a day.

Liz said...

Wow, that's amazing. So, it's safe to say you've got this NaNo thing nailed. (If I could make that sort of progress, I'd do NaNo, too. But I couldn't make that sort of progress.)

Carol Riggs said...

Whaaaat!? You're amazing. Lets off the pressure of the rest of the month, yes? Writing for 5-6 hours would be exhausting! but a fun challenge. I'm not doing NaNo (I don't write that way--or wouldn't); I'm pondering revisions on my agented novel. :)

DMS said...

WOW! Look at all the writing you have been doing! *clapping*. Congrats!
~Jess

Talli Roland said...

My goodness, you're doing amazingly well! Congrats!

Milo James Fowler said...

Way to go! I've never written that much in one day -- I think my record is around 10K. No NaNo-ing for me, but I finished the first draft of a story for Big Pulp's Kennedy Curse anthology, which involved a whole lot of research (something I'm not used to). Thankful for the Interwebs!

Anthony said...

That is incredible!

Paul Tobin said...

I take my hat off to you Golden Eagle, that is a truly heroic amount of writing to do.

The Golden Eagle said...

Alex: Ended up finishing today. After the 11k sprint of Friday, writing another 8k on Saturday just felt like too much. :P

Shelley: LOL. Just three, actually . . .

Thanks!

Donna: Thank you.

Mooderino: I'll probably just keep working on my novel for the rest of the month. There's still a lot to go in the plot outline I wrote.

DWei: Good luck with your projects!

Shallee: Just keep on trucking. :)

Thanks!

L.G.: My brain felt tired after all the writing. Maybe not ready to explode, but if I'd pushed for more than 11k I'm sure the writing would be total dribble.

Connie: Thank you! :)

Susan: Thanks.

Ghadeer: Thank you.

Tammy: Thanks!

Avantika: There are still 19 days left--you could join and try catching up. NaNoWriMo is a lot of fun. :) Good luck with your idea!

Hilary: I'm really liking my project at the moment. It's a lot different from last year, where I floundered after the first few thousand words.

Deborah: Thanks for the support! I'm enjoying the updraft right now. ;)

Michelle: Thank you!

JeffO: I'm not sure at this point. It looks like it might run over 100k--but it has Science Fiction elements, so I'm not as worried as I might otherwise be about a lengthy novel.

Pat: Thank you. :)

Jeff: Oh, I felt like banging my head against the keyboard several times while I was writing.

Thank you!

Prerna: That's impossible. 12k isn't a bad word count!

Charles: It's been a long time since I've written anything like 11k. I just thought I'd sit down and see how much I could write in one day, since I had the time.

Liz: Pretty much. :P I reached 50k this morning!

Carol: Yup. This way I don't have to cram every single day of November . . .

Good luck with your revisions, if you decide to go through with them!

Jess: Thank you!

Talli: Aw, thanks. :)

Milo: That's what my record used to be, but then I couldn't help wanting to get past it.

Congrats on finishing your draft!

Anthony: Thanks!

Paul: Thank you. I doff my hat to you, too, for all the interesting work you're into. :)

Angelina C. Hansen said...

Wow! You're on fire! Congrats on the amazing word count. I'm working on "REVISE A NOVEL IN A MONTH". Chapter a day. So far so good. ^_^

Brinda said...

You're my hero. My fantasy is to write 11,041 words in one day.

anthony stemke said...

Although not participating, admire your tenacity and wish you all the best.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I am at a loss as to how you can crank out that many words. I'm in awe.

The Golden Eagle said...

Angelina: Thank you!

Good to hear it's going well.

Brinda: Maybe you'll reach it sometime? :)

Anthony: Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Michael: Took a lot of time . . . but I have to say it was worth it.

M Pax said...

Wow, that's impressive. Go, Eagle!

Lynda R Young said...

wow!!!!!!!!!! 11k in one day. Impressive!!!

....Petty Witter said...

Glad that all is going well, here's to more news on your progress.

Jayne said...

Oh my word (11k of them!) - that's a fabulous Nano result so far! Vivaldi was obviously helping you feel triumphant that day. :)

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The Golden Eagle said...

M Pax: Thanks!

Lynda: Yup, 11,000. :)

Petty Witter: Thanks for the support. I'll be sure to update my blog with my progress later this week!

Jayne: It did help. Especially his concertos.

Deniz Bevan said...

Wow! That is awesome! My highest daily count so far for this NaNo is 2000. I think I'll listen to some Vivaldi...

The Golden Eagle said...

Deniz: I love listening to his music . . . for some reason, it seems to be the only music that works for my project! Anything else throws me off.