Saturday, November 26, 2011

NaNoWriMo: Day 26

So... yeah, I didn't do it. I had hoped to write 5000 words today, but I wrote about 4000 less than that. But I do have a valid excuse: I was out all day.

I woke up at 11 (I stayed up late last night), and read for a little bit, and then got a text from my friend telling me that a few of my friends were going downtown today. So I was all, "Yay, I want to go." And then I went, and didn't get home until 8.

But right when I got home, I sat down and wrote as much as I could while keeping my eyes open. I'm tired, and I want to sleep.

But, if I do not make plans tomorrow, rest assured that I will write those 4000 words I missed, plus more if I can manage. My real goal for tomorrow is 9000, but I don't know if I can handle that. Either way, I am winning NaNoWriMo this year.

There is no turning back after all this work.

Words written today: 944
Total word count: 31011
Recommended word count: 43333

UPDATE: You know what, no! I will not sleep until I get to 35000 tonight. That's my final word on that. So, I'm gonna go grab me some diet coke and get to work. Wish me luck!

UPDATE #2: I couldn't do it. I wrote another 250 words, but I am so drained. 


  1. I need to make "I <3 Alex Bennett" tees.
    I was sad when I saw you didn't meet your goal but was going to comment on how great it was that you came home and got out SOME words even though you were probably exhausted and could've fell back on Twitter instead. 1,000 words a day is starting to become easier for you, and I wanted to at least point out that there's even an improvement in that. You're writing every day now, and that's at least a start.
    But then I read the update. And I must have smiled lollypops and rainbows. The fact that you're pushing yourself--- that you're going beyond even your own expectations for the day--- shows the kind of sacrifice that distinguishes a writer from a dreamer--- an author from an idealist. You're willing to do whatever it takes! No one can ever call you lazy if you keep this mentality, and you don't have to worry about getting beat down because you're stepping up. Instead of a punishment for NOT getting words onto page, I think we should start thinking of a reward for when you finish NaNo. What do you think? Let us know!

    With all my love and support and thoughts of luck,

  2. Update: *whacks belt across palm* I take it back. The punishment pact is back on.


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