11:38pm November 30, 2009
Fuck yeah, man.
Hot damn, I think I can do this. Even if it means I must have House DVR-ed for me. That would be a good after-Nano treat anyway. House and some Southern Comfort…mmm. Haven’t had any of that in weeks. (Yep, I did Nano nearly totally sober this year)
So, about 6 hours to go, 15k to write, and dinner still to eat, but I hear the table being set downstairs, so this will be a good break for the hands and nourishment for the stomach (using the last of thanksgiving turkey tonight…turkey pot pie)
977k, 23k to go. (In principle and if crunched, as mentioned before, I could have as few as 20k to go)
I’m sort of getting into the groove, but that doesn’t take away the panic.
I looked in the mirror at myself a few minutes ago. I look like a pale, greasy vampire with giant shadows under my eyes.
Yet, I shall prevail.
985 by dinner! (whenever that might be :D)
40,000 to go. 16.5 hours to do it.
Excel says I need to write 2500 word hours now, but that’s mostly because I’m a miserable slacker for many reasons during the latenight hours. I’ll make it up quickly enough.
so we shall end as we began.
It is now just past midnight. I have just shy of 24 hours to write about 52,000 words. My Excel spreadsheet says that that’s about 2166 words an hour. I usually write more than that in any given hour, so this seems on the surface perfectly doable. I have already decided not to go to bed, which is something. Also, at the beginning of the month, my hands weren’t as used to typing *quite* this much and so rebelled, but my hands are good now. This is totally doable
And in the event that I am truly close (but no cake), I do have 3000 words I cut out of the story on the first day I started writing it. It was written in November, so technically counts, but I would prefer not to count it if I don’t have to. It would feel like cheating to me.
In any case, the story is going along swimmingly, everything is starting to be resolved in more or less coherent ways.
I’ll probably update several times during the day (read: whenever I get bored and think of something to say here instead of the word document), and we’ll see if I can’t drag myself over that finish line.
On another note, if I think that it’s very likely I’ll get there by 11pm and I haven’t already got there, I will probably verify before I hit the million so that there’s no heartbreak at 11:59 when the thing takes too long.
935. 65k to go
have to write 2,240 words/hr for the next 29 hrs.
have soda. can write.