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That's it. We're done, Wrimos.
Now that it's December, you can do all the things you put off during November. Things like cooking proper meals, sleeping, and attending to your personal hygiene. I am going to read lots and lots of books and wean myself off of the copious amounts of tea that powered me through last month.
The FIRST thing you need to do is come to the TGIO party tonight at Root Division.
I'll be sending a final broadcast message out later today, so be on the lookout for that.
Thanks for a great month, Wrimos. It's an honor to be your ML. I'm so proud of all of you.
Day Thirty. Your total word count is 50,000. I can't tell you how long I've looked forward to typing that!
Here's the deal today, Wrimos:
Boost your word count: Kill Cliff Brooks with the Traveling Shovel of Death.
Write down to the wire: Let me know if you'd like a write-in. There's still time.
Party like it's December 1: Let us know if you can make it.
Happy writing, Wrimos.
Day Twenty-Eight. Your total word count is 46, 676.
Wrimos, in just a couple of days, this is going to be over. We'll be relieved, and we can welcome balance back into our lives, along with proper hygiene.
Until then, we have some work to do.
YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE UP.
I don't care if you're crossing 50,000 or if you stalled out somewhere before 10K. You still have story to tell - a story that counts, a story that matters, a story that needs to see the light of day. So take these next couple of days and bring your story into the world, whether you only write 5 words, or 50, or 500, or 5,000. Write. And then write some more.
Day Twenty-Seven. Your total word count is 45,000-ish.
The end-of-NaNoWriMo mania has set in for me, Wrimos. It's all NaNo, all the time. Whenever I hit my word count for the day, I feel like this.
See? Delirious. It's a good place to be. How are YOU?
We've got a few more write-ins before this thing ends, and I will get on top of details soon. We've also got the Pan-Bay TGIO party on Saturday. Hope to see you there. Let us know if you're coming down in the thread.
Have you won yet? I've got a thread for you, too! Come celebrate your victory!
Day Twenty-Six! Your total word count is 43,342.
The validator is up and running, Wrimos! I strongly suggest validating early - if only to check out how it works and how far off the validator's word counter is from your own.
In your profile, click "Edit Novel Info." On this page, under the box to type in your word count is a link that says "I am ready to validate my novel." When you click this, a dialog box will appear. Copy and paste your novel into this box, and click the "Submit" Button. If you have passed the 50,000-word mark, hit save, then your bar will turn purple, and I will be exceedingly jealous.
I tested it today, and the validator added about 200 words to my manuscript, but people have often reported the validator subtracting words from their novels. So please, please, PLEASE, do not wait until 11:59 on the 30th to test this out.
Happy writing, Wrimos!
Day Twenty-Five. Your total word count is 41,675.
I'm having technical difficulties today, Wrimos. So I'm just going to say: keep it up. You got this. We are so close to end and you have done so many amazing things with your stories.
Write something today that really makes you happy, even if it doesn't fit into your story the greatest way. You'll be glad you did.
Day Twenty-Four. Your total word count is 40,000-ish.
I am now over 6,000 words behind, so I am going to make today another 5K Day. Anyone want to join me? Let me know if the thread below (as soon as I create it!).
I'm at Java Beach on Judah this morning, and then this afternoon, I'm heading over to Cafe Enchante. I'll be at The Grove on Hayes tomorrow.
Hope you get a lot of word count in this weekend, Wrimos!
Day Twenty-Three. Your total word count is 38,341.
Hope you had a great Turkey Day, Wrimos! I'm still full.
If your day didn't turn out quite the way you expected - just think of all the novel fodder you now have. Put some of that in there!
We are in the home stretch, you guys. Entering Week Four. 15,000-ish words seems like a piece of cake at this point.
I'm hosting a couple of write-ins this weekend. I'm fallen behind and am feeling the stress. I even mopped my kitchen floor as a form of procrastination. MOPPED MY FLOOR. Yeah, it's bad.
Let's git 'er done, y'all. Happy writing.
Day Twenty-Two! Your total word count is 36,674.
Happy Thanksgiving, Wrimos! Hope you get some noveling done in between hiding from that one uncle who always wants to discuss your politics and nipping more bites of stuffing. I've got 30 minutes til my guests arrive, and I'm going to try to knock out a few words in that time.
I am planning on hosting some afternoon write-ins this weekend. I will get those up on the calendar this evening. I'd love to have you join me.
Hang in there! You may fall behind a bit, but we've still got a full week left!
Day Twenty. Your total word count is 33,340.
Today is Regional Back Up Your Novel (Again), Yes I Really Mean It Day.
Please make sure you have a back-up of your work for the just-in-case scenario we hope never, ever, like, ever happens, but inevitably will.
Do you have a plan in place for writing over the holiday? Make one now, and stick to it. It's hard to write when you're sleeping off that food coma. Appoint a bouncer to keep people from bothering you during that time. Bonus: this person can nag you as to why you haven't met your quota.
Happy writing, Wrimos!
Day Nineteen. Your total word count is 31,673.
Wrimos, this is the week where the magic happens. I had about six plot breakthroughs while ironing my outfit for the Night of Writing Dangerously yesterday (and if you ran into me, I may have squealed and told you all about it). Stuff is really flowing now, which is great, because last week was a special kind of torture.
My advice to you today: do that mindless, menial household labor you've put off in order to write your novel. That's where your big breakthrough is.
And then come to one of the write-ins we have today, squeal, and get to work!
Day Eighteen! Your total word count is 30,000 words.
One we get into the 30Ks, things start to get a lot smoother. I am very excited, as I've been struggling through these 20Ks!
I'll be at the Night of Writing Dangerously tonight I'll be wearing a white tuxedo shirt and black skirt and will be typing furiously, so if you're going, come find me and say hello! Please feel free to interrupt me - I don't mind!
If you're not going, we've got a write-in this evening at the Church Street Cafe hosted by christiandholmes. Mosey on over there and knock out some word count!
Your stories aren't done, Wrimos; they still need to be told. Write dangerously, wherever you are!
Day Seventeen! Your total word count is 28,339.
Today's note is a bit late, but better late than never! I'm just sitting down to get some word count in. I'm behind. AGAIN.
I've reached that point in the month where I've written enough of my characters that I've fallen in love with them and want to be friends. Hope you are having ALL OF THE FEELS about the people you've created, too.
Now. Put 'em through the ringer!
Day Sixteen! Your total word count is 26,672.
In honor of Hostess, have someone eat a Twinkie in your story today, Wrimos!
We're now into Week Three. It gets easier from here on out. Hope you can make some write-ins soon! Keep it up!
Day Fifteen! Your word count total is 25,000.
We are halfway through the halfway point, Wrimos!
Have you been keeping up with your word count? If so, awesome! If so and if not, we've got several upcoming write-ins to help you out, including one this evening in the Nob Hill area. I have a sick kid this week, so I've fallen behind a little bit myself. Hopefully, I can make up for some of that tonight!
Day Fourteen! Your word count today is 23,338.
Here's a thread where you can share stories of how NaNoWriMo has made a difference in your life. I'd love to hear them!
Happy writing, Wrimos! The halfway mark is within our grasp!
Day Thirteen! Your word count total is 21,671.
There's a write-in tonight at Oasis Cafe, hosted by Uriel238. Details can be found in this thread here.
I know some of you are thinking about quitting, or maybe you already did, because your word count just isn't up to par.
Keep going. Even if you only write a few words per day, keep at it. This is the HARDEST WEEK to push yourself, and I promise you, it's going to be so worth it if you do.
Perhaps what you need is to read back over some of your story, not to edit, but to fill it out. Perhaps you need to raise the stakes for your MC. Perhaps your antagonist isn't who you thought, and you need to completely re-write them from scratch.
DO IT. Just keep going. You got this.
Day Twelve! Your word count total is 20,000. Ish. Again with the ish.
So, is it just me, or does anyone else find themselves obsessively updating their word count on the site? I do it CONSTANTLY. It's my favorite form of procrastination.
How's it going, Wrimos? We are so close to being halfway there, you guys. SO. CLOSE.
Keep plugging. We've got a few write-ins today for you. Hope you can make one. If you'd like to see one this week that doesn't exist, let's set it up.
Happy writing! One sentence in front of the other. Go!
Day Eleven. Your total word count is 18,337.
I'm officially behind, y'all. OFFICIALLY.
I haven't started panicking yet, because there are FOUR write-ins today, and three tomorrow.
I've decided to go for a moment of overachieving greatness (an overachieving moment of greatness?):
I'm going for 5,000 words today.
Too much, you say? Perhaps. We'll see. But I'll feel like a rock star if I succeed.
Who's with me? Who wants to make this a 5K Day? I've started a thread for it here.
DAY TEN! Your word count total is 16,670.
Can you believe it's DAY TEN?!? We are one third of the way through this, so I have a very important announcement:
Today is Regional Back-Up Your Novel Day. You don't want to hear about the one time my laptop got knocked off my lap and I lost EVERYTHING from the whole year, do you? If all you do is e-mail yourself what you've written so far, that'll be good, but please take a few minutes today and back-up your work.
We've got four write-ins on the calendar for tomorrow. Please let your hosts know if you plan on attending in this thread here. It enables us to plan accordingly and save you a seat!
Day Nine is on deck! Your word count total is 15,000. Ish.
I've fallen behind a bit, guys. I know some of you have, too. And you're feeling like this is pretty futile. You are now officially the underdog. And everyone loves a good underdog story. Think how satisfying it will be to make a comeback, and then GO MAKE IT.
And if you're cruising, rock on! Keep it up, ride those waves of incredible word-count.
We've got several write-ins over the next few days to help see you through.
Today's Day Eight! Your word count total is 13,336.
We've been at this for a week now, and you may be starting to feel the burn-out, the what-have-I-done-ness. Push through, Wrimos! This is the toughest week of them all.
There are two write-ins on the calendar for the day to help you along. Hope you can make one! Be on the lookout for a regional broadcast message later in the day with some encouraging words and info about regional events.
Day Seven! Your on-track goal is 11,669 words.
The election is over, and @karlthefog is back, all of which makes today National Focus on Your Novel Day!
I, for one, didn't get ANY writing done yesterday, so I've got my work cut out for me. There aren't any write-ins on the calendar today, so if you're going to be out writing, let your fellow Wrimos know down in the forums.
One word at a time. You can do this.
Your total word count for the day is 10,000 words - 10,002 to be exact. But who wants to be exact?
Go Rock the Vote today, too, Wrimos. No matter your political stripes, your voice matters. Make 'em hear it.
There should be plenty of time for noveling during what is sure to be an exciting evening of election watching! I know I'm excited! Now to work voting into my novel somehow...
Remember, remember, the fifth of November!
I'm hosting a write-in this afternoon at the Richmond branch library. I'll just be in the main room at one of the big tables. No telling how busy it will be, but it should be nice and quiet.
How's it going? Let us know in the Day Five Check-In Thread down below.
Don't forget that we "fell back" last night. This means you have an EXTRA HOUR to write today, if your body woke you up early!
Your total word count goal for Day Four is 6,668. Are you there yet? You can do this. Just keep putting words on the page, one at a time.
There's a couple of write-ins going on - check the calendar for details!
Day Two is winding down, but we've got the weekend upon us!
There are several write-ins on the calendar, and I'm sure more RightNow Write-Ins will pop up as people get out there and write.
If you're on track or ahead - Woo-hoo! If you're behind, don't fret - keep going.
One word at a time. One sentence. There you go. Now one more. That's the way. Keep it up. your chocolate is all calorie-free today.
Did you write your one word today?
No matter how much or how little you wrote, you are doing an amazing job. Turn off that Inner Editor and let's do this again. Baby steps.
And treat yourself to a piece of Halloween candy - you deserve it.
Meet your MLs
- Joined October 24, 2007
- Location San Francisco
- Age 34
- Word count Winner!
From the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge, from the Richmond District to Hunters Point, from North Beach to Parkside, and everything in between, we are the San Francisco Wrimos. And everyone's story is amazing.