Tuesday 11/6 NaNoWriMo Update

Well hello readers!  We are six days into NaNoWriMo and I am posting my first update.  Every Tuesday expect an update from me.  Why Tuesdays?  Because Tuesdays are my first day of class every week and I consider it the beginning of my week.  Let’s take a look at some of the days this week.  On the right hand side you will see a calendar of the month along with how I did for each day.  It looks a little bit like this:

On days where the calendar is light green I have met my word goal or exceded it.  On days where it is dark green I have greatly exceded my goal.  If the day is red, I have missed my goal by a lot.  If the day is yellow my goal has not been met but by a smaller amount.  So for the first six days, including today I have only missed goal on one day.  On most days I have actually exceded the goal.  Let’s take a look at another graph that shows some progress.

NaNoWriMo 2012 ChartThis chart was taken off my user page of the NaNoWriMo stats page.  According to this graph five out of six days I have exceded the goal.  As of today I am way above the goal.  I have one more number to throw out at you: 37,275 words left to go!

Again, every Tuesday look for an update that is similar to this.  Most of them will just be stats and not be as wordy so take a good look at these charts and numbers.


This year I have officially registered for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).  In the past I was nervous that I wouldn’t finish a piece.  This year I have friends who are under taking the challenge so I figured I would to.

The Challenge

From November 1st until the end of November the goal is to write a whole novel, at least 50,000 words of one.  You may not use any previously written material, everything in the 50,000 word count must be new material from Novemember 1st on.

If you complete 50,000 words by November 30th at Midnight, you are a winner.  “Winners” must be varified by  by the staff.  They have a very specific upload method and you can find out more about that on their website.  Actually, head on over there and sign up, give it a go.  If you want to add me as a writing buddy my username is cailindresden.

National Novel Writing Month Badge

Broken Computer

For those of you who don’t know, the backlight on my computer went out.  Posts will be hard because I can no longer bring my computer to work until it is repaired.  I have been spending a lot of time at work (several 12 and 14 hour shifts included).  Just so you know, I haven’t stopped writing.