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NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 14-15-16 Overview

For those of you who are new to following me on my blog here, welcome!!  Let me take a moment to briefly describe what Aurorae Rising is about and then I’ll jump into my actual progress so far.

Aurorae Rising is an adventure novel about an errand boy who is charged with the strangest delivery of his life – escorting a sealed document on a cross-country dirigible race to a neighboring land.”

NaNoWriMo suggests a daily average of 1,667 words towards the goal of 50,000 words during the month of November. I’ve got my own goals this year so keep reading to receive an update on how my work-in-progress this year is going!

My Target Project Goal: 26,667 / 50,000

Actual Word Count: 28,621 / 50,000

Words Written Today: 2,396

Hours Today: 1.50

For those that are interested in stats, I’m using Svenia Liv’s lovely Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the numbers.

Day 14-15-16:

Wednesday intended to be a great writing day and instead it turned out to be  a day spent with family – the best kind of day!

Thursday we stopped by a friends’ who is moving and instead of writing, I got to chat with a fellow Wrimo and pick up some awesome seashells (a hobby of mine) and some great books.  I wrote for half an hour when I got home and got in 632 words.  I wish I’d pushed myself to make it an even 1k (like I knew that I’d regret later…) but there you go.

Friday I made up for being unproductive the past two days by meeting my target word count (see stats above). Yay!  I am a morning lark so the most productive time for me is when the TV’s off and it’s just me typing away.  Like, now actually…

I’ve also reclaimed some time at work.  My old boss was fine with us using the computers prior to work starting (or on breaks) so I’ve been able to get some time in that way.  Part of the fun of writing – to me at least – is when you begin writing something and then *it* happens, the “OMG where did that come from?” moment where stuff comes together without you planning it and suddenly, you have a compelling story.

It’s those best bits that I read and re-read later and experience the wonder a reader will have, that “I have to know what happens!” moment.  I love that!

So this weekend I have to work, and prep a lot of stuff for Thanksgiving this year, but I’m going to try to squeeze in what I can before the big Turkey Day.  What are your plans for Thanksgiving this year?

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has seventeen years of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). Lauren is the Managing Web Editor and writer for The Scribe, a web publication of the St. Louis Writers Guild, where she also serves as their Director of Communications. She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at LaurenJoanMiller.com.

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