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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whoops!

           First day in and NaNo has already started to take it's toll.   Okay I did also get distracted with a few other things as well.  Being the faithful blogger that I am, I realized as I was starting to go to sleep that I had forgotten my Tuesday blog post.   Can't let that happen can I?

            So for the sake of sleep and sanity I will keep today's post very short with an initial NaNo report..

            Name of my intended novel:    Time Light

            Genre:   Science Fiction

             Synopsis:   I'll tell you later

            Number of words on the first day:     1450

            Now I can go to sleep and dream about where this novel is going to go.  At least I have an opening scene.

            For those of you NaNo-ing, how'd your first day go?   And if your not, whatcha been up to?

30 comments:

  1. Looking forward to the synopsis! My first day went well. I had made plans to meet up with my husband and friends for a movie, so between work and seeing them, I found a spot in the mall and punched out a thousand words in about 45 minutes or so. It's a start!

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  2. Hope you got some sleep. Impressive first day word count!

    I’m not NaNo-ing – I blame it on the month it falls in – too much other stuff going on, but I am truly impressed by all who do it and do it well.

    Good luck.

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  3. Good for you. To answer you question from yesterday, I don't have a desire to write a novel. I would like to write a theological book of some sort for pastors. Maybe I can come up with an idea today and catch up with your 1500 words.

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  4. Good start on the writing. 1450 is solid. I'm not doing NaNo, but having a blast peeping into the blogs of those who are.

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  5. oh, I like the tittle and the genre of course, can't wait to hear the plot :)

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  6. I'm not participating. I have enough pressure in my life without adding that to it, but I so admire those of you willing to take on that particular challenge. Good luck, Lee.
    Karen

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  7. Nice Lee! That sounds like a good start.

    I did 1837 on day one and 2056 today. (Trying to save up words for Exam days)

    Good luck!

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  8. Not participating, I'm decided to become a bow headed cheerleader and just drop by to offer cheers of encouragement :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  9. I'm not competing in NaNo, but I had a good writing day - and thanks for asking! ;) Best of luck to all you brave and dedicated NaNoers!

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  10. Amie -- 1000 words in 45 minutes sounds good. I'm not sure how long I took because I kept going back and forth throughout the day and didn't concentrate my efforts. Hope to get my synopsis up soon--want to clarify it some in my own mind first.

    Jane -- Not as many words as I had hoped, but not totally disappointing considering that I'm still trying to figure out what the exact story is. At least it has a beginning.

    Gregg-- I didn't think you'd be going for a novel. You should definitely go for it--no time like now.

    Shellie -- Thanks for the support.

    Dezmond -- Plot will hopefully be up soon. I spent as much time trying to come up with an appropriate title as I did writing yesterday.

    Karen -- I can use some extra pressure. You do sound like you have plenty going on now.

    Misha -- You are off to a good start.

    Jules -- We appreciate the cheers and the cheering up.

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  11. K.M. --At least you're writing. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  12. First day was a little disappointing at only 786 words, but I pulled it back today when I reached 4094.

    A great idea sticking your progess on the beginning of each blog post!

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  13. I had a pretty good first day--an even better second.

    Good luck with your writing!

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  14. Best of luck with it all, I think it is great what you and so many other blogs are doing. I am currently studying for a work qualification so that is taking up a lot of my spare time. That and practising songs for a Depeche Mode tribute night on Friday, remember them?!

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  15. Thanks for following my blog! I'm so happy to have found another NaNoWriMo participant too. My first day went very well, mainly because this year I'm using a highly detailed synopsis that goes chapter by chapter. What can I say I needed a map...especially since last time I participated I failed big time. Best of luck. Look for me on NaNoWriMo...and buddy me! I'm LLWriter.

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  16. You wrote about the same amount of words as I did on Monday. Good, I don't feel so bad now!

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  17. Being Aussie I'm a day ahead. As I type this, it's the morning of the 3rd day. In two days I've written a whopping 5100 words and I'm thrilled to pieces. It is a YA steampunk fantasy. I haven't settled on a title yet.

    I LOVE your title. It sounds intriguing.

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  18. I wish you well with your novel,I would like to thank you for the wonderful messages you have left. I am staying overnight with my son so have the use of his pc. also a friend of his is looking at mine and has high hopes of repairing it and reasonably priced.
    Take care
    Yvonne.

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  19. It's perfectly acceptable to skip a Tuesday from time to time. Yes, it's in the rule book!
    I my friend have been painting my butt off!
    Sorry that I missed your last post, I will go read!
    Sleep is good for the creative juices you know?
    Love Di ♥

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  20. Ellie -- that second day really pulled you forward. Good job!

    Golden Eagle -- Thank you. I added you as a NaNo buddy.

    Happy Frog -- Of course I remember Depeche Mode--they were one of my faves back in the 80s. I listened to one of their albums not long ago and remembered how good they were.

    Lee -- You have been buddied. Sounds like you've really got NaNo together.

    Alex -- Yes, we are building up steam. We'll make up for it soon.

    Lynda --excellent start on the first 2 days.

    Yvonne -- I'm so glad to see you back. I'm sure you'll have everything back to normal soon.

    Diana -- I like to stick to my schedule as much as I possibly can. Gotta have my sleep--that's for sure.

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  21. Go, Lee, Go! Hope day two went great, too!

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  22. Hi Lee Thanks for your support there's an award for you at my blog.

    Yvonne,

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  23. Whenever I try to think about where I'm going with a novel I end up getting an idea for a short story. So I end up thinking about my novel only when I sit in front of the computer.

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  24. LOL, welcome to Nano! I'm not Nanoing this year--I'm ripping apart my ya dystopian manuscript...again! Argh! ;)

    Good luck!

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  25. Hart -- Yes, NaNo seems to be moving right along so far.

    Yvonne -- Thank you. I will put up a post on Saturday for the award.

    Paul -- Yes, I can see your point. On the other hand, sometimes when I'm writing a short story I start thinking how it might be turned into a novel.

    IBD--Thank you!

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  26. Great site here, Lee! I'm glad you found me, so I could find YOU!

    Congrats on a good start on NaNo! I'm off to a good start, but I'm not feeling too cocky ~ I know there are going to be days when I don't do as well or don't even get to write at all. :)

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  27. Great start Lee! I'm working on an artsy deadline...I posted then realized I forgot to mention awards. Tomorrow is another day!
    Hope sleep provides you with some insight~

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  28. I'm not doing NaNo and I still forgot to schedule a post for this morning!

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  29. Ali -- It's a good idea to put some words in the bank when you've got the energy and take the breaks when you need them. Glad you came by.

    Ellen--Haven't been getting much insight from sleep lately, but I guess I've been getting rest and renewal which is the real point I suppose.

    L.Diane--Judging from what you said in your post you have a good excuse to forget to post.

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  30. I did about 2k words on day 1, which pleased me immensely. I'd written about 3 chapters of my novel a year ago, so the first 6-7000 words came quite easily. Now, however, I'm in the deep end and I have to see where the plot takes me, hehe.

    Good luck, Lee, keep up the NaNoing!

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