Sunday, November 21, 2010

Miracles (Day 21)

Well i didn't get a lot of writing done for a large part of the day today cause my cousin came over to do some scrap booking. It was fun, but I still felt a bit guilty for most of the day because, well I hadn't written anything.

But I did scrap book a really awesome page for last years NaNo Angels! I would post a picture but I'm a bit too tired to take the picture at the moment, maybe tomorrow.

So anyway, she was here for a large part of the day, so large that when they left at 7pm I was basically ready to give up on the idea of writing at all. How the heck was I supposed to write 5k before midnight with so little time?

But a miracle has happened.

I started to write just passed 7pm after they left and joined in the word sprints on twitter. I took breaks when NaNoWordSprints did and skipped their short 5 and 10 minute sprints in favor of more breaks but it's lucky they were doing longer ones, there was a bunch of 15 and 20 minute sprints and about two 30 minute ones! And, believe it or not, I wrote my 5k in only about 3 1/2 hours. I stopped writing at exactly 10:35 and I took all those breaks and I can't believe I actually did it!

So, I should be capable of a 10k day.

We shall see.


Anonymous said...

I'm planning to squeeze in two 10k days this week. One Tuesday and one Wednesday. I know it's a lot of work, but I think I can pull it off. Good luck with yours!

Book Owl said...

Awesome! I hope they're a success! And thanks :D Seems that I can't do my 10k day today though :(

Mindy said...

congrats on writing 5k in a short amount of time! I am so thankful that Nano does sprints on twitter...I probably would still be at zero words if it weren't for them. You gave me an idea as I read your post. I'm thinking about making a scrapbook based off of this novel. It'll be a fun project to do on the side I think. Anyway good luck with your novel! I'll see you at the finish line hopefully.

Book Owl said...

Mindy- Thanks, I still can't believe I managed that ;) I'm glad I gave you an idea, the scrap booking was quite fun though I only did one page. And yes, I hope to see you win this as well, you can do it! :D