Sunday, December 18, 2011

HoHoNoWriMo Update

As you can tell by the word meter over there on the right, I'm moving along.  I just thought I'd provide some data on the journey for this 18th day of HoHoNoWriMo.

Words written: 24461

Avg per day: 1359

Should be at: 30006

Difference: 5545

# of words needed per day to catch up and meet my goal of 50K in December: 2128

Right now, I'm creeping up on the end of chapter 8.

If you follow me on Twitter, then you'll already know that this morning I wrote myself into a fetid hot mess that I'm struggling to climb out of.  It's pretty stinky here in chapter 8.  Jo is up to her ass in alligators.  Strange things are happening that even I wasn't expecting.  And the people she depends on are either disappeared or losing their minds. 

Neither of us knows who's behind all this crap.  We have our suspicions, but all of the conjecture in this world is unconfirmed. 

Like I said: Fetid Hot Mess.

Yes, folks, I've painted myself into a corner.  And not just any corner - one filled with rancid garbage even the rats are afraid to nest in.  Somebody needs to open a window because I either need a place to climb out or I just need a fresh breeze to survive the smell.

How are things in your world today?


  1. I say, ignore the mess, keep forging ahead and fix it later! Good luck!

  2. I love when an author writes like a reader - because when I get to that point of the book, I, too, will be wondering what will happen next. To me, it means you're going to a have a real page turner, B.E.

    Good luck getting out of the hot mess - and congrats on the word count!!

  3. I loved reading this post. Whew. What a mess your character is in. That's when writing is the most fun. The muse will get you out. Just hang in and keep writing. Before long you write THE END.
    So happy to have found your blog.
    Go girl!!!
    Blessings, Barb

  4. Nothing like fetid hot mess to get your literary revisionary instincts sharpened. Go for it!

  5. Just hang in there - you will find the way eventually! Sometimes when I'm in a mess, my subconscious knows how to get out. I've definitely dreamed solutions to my stories before. Keep going, you can do it! And congrats on your progress thus far :)