Friday, December 9, 2011

Writing Toad

Where did the week go?  I can't believe it's already Friday.  Hell, I can't believe it's already the 9th of December.  I want my year back.

I know where part of this month went.  I've been writing.  New words, even.  Since the start of HoHoNoWriMo, I've managed to get out 11547 words on Djinn II.  I'm behind, but I'm making progress (even if the word meter doesn't always reflect it).  In this bastardized NaNo, I'm running at an average of 1443 words per day.  Which, while about 200 words short, is still an accomplishment.  If I can keep this up, even if I don't hit 50K by 1/1/12, I'll still be a winner.

The rest of the month?  Well, let's just say I've been a toad and leave it at that.

How are things going in your world?


  1. In one word: busy. I can't believe where this year's gone.

    Good luck with the word count.

  2. I commend you - a writing craze such as LoNoWriMo in the same month as Christmas and all that entails takes a lot of dedication.1443 words a day is fabulous!!

    And you will be a winner 'cause you're writing :) Congrats, B.E.

    I'm with you on the "What? It's Dec. 9th already?" Where has the year gone? And why does it always seem that Christmas sneaks up on me? Strange!

    Happy writing!

  3. The toad reminds me of the "under toad" in The World According to Garp. I love that image (both literal and figurative), of a giant toad under the water, waiting to pull you under. I think you're doing awesome with the words! Toad won't get you.

  4. Thanks, Debs. I hope your busyness slows down soon.

    Thanks, Janet. Last month was worse for me, which is why I pushed it back to December.

    OMG, I love that book, Julie. Walt and the Undertoad really resonated with me.

  5. There's a HoHo month as well?
    And you don't look like a toad.

  6. Wow, that's a great word count! Good luck with the project!