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My New Weapons For NaNoWriMo

Quick blog post. Doing the NaNoWriMo thing again, going to crash and burn most likely, but there is one thing that has helped me in the two weeks prior to it.

The first is my main addiction which is of course Tumblr. The scene is…interesting at times, especially because I really feel out of place from it a lot of the time. And that’s what keeps me coming back – looking into a petri dish of social commentary, fandom and assorted nonsense that’s intriguing to me. So, that’s where I’m getting my inspiration from.

Second has to do with the thing I started two weeks ago. I’ve been working for a client that has me working at breakneck speeds for writing articles. At first I didn’t really think I could write a 500+ word  article in under 1-2 hours but apparently I can? and I’m getting faster – I wrote one under 40 minutes in sheer panic of the deadline yesterday.

So, that means, under concentration, I can hit the 1667-a-day pace for the 50,000 goal this month in about….6 hours. But, because the closest thing to research I’m using is riffing off Tumblr, it really won’t take that long.

I wrote 400 words when I woke up this morning, actually. From 4 Tumblr posts, completely dismantled to fit the narrative. All in…what, half an hour? This might work, maybe.

Expect updates. Happy writing.

 

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Death Bar Weekend Update


The double-edged sword of this weekend really knocked down my expectations of writing this weekend. My Sunday didn’t help me pound out as much words to meet my (now in hindsight overambitious) 1500 word goal.  Saturday’s event  took out a large chunk of my time and a need for decompression afterwards. However, it was so inspiring that I’ll be writing about it tonight, practicing my outlining before writing  the real post tomorrow. The increase in the count are split by the following:

350 words cleaning up the Mexicans in Space story. I’m still trying to sure the climax fits the story’s title.

736 words on expanding and then writing a post on the Amerasian girls I’ve known. That probably won’t make it into publication just yet.