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Today is just about my last day for my unofficial NaNo - might get a few little bits scribbled tomorrow and Wednesday, but today's the last chance for something meaningful, so the plan is quite simple: I'm going to write.

I generally manage around about 1000 words per hour (on my best days it's more like 1500, but I have to be really flying for that!) so I should be able to make some decent progress today. How many of my mini word-count goals I'll manage to hit is another matter entirely!

In a constructive sense, though, I do have a couple of very definite targets for today:
1) Wrap up In Vino Veritas
2) Wrap up A Kind of Magic
3) Wrap up Who Wants to Live Forever

If I can manage to achieve all of that, I'll be a happy bunny regardless of WHAT my final word count ends up being - and I shan't feel too guilty for then spending the next couple of weeks hammering away at a Yuletide assignment that I'm really, REALLY excited by.

In terms of HOW I'm going to do this, I'm going to be doing half hour writing sprints (to borrow a phrase from Jane Epstein!). That means that I can take regular breaks for the basic necessities (like coffee and letting the cat in [or out]) but still be as productive as all get out. (This was the method I used when I actually completed NaNo a few years back, when I managed to write a novel largely in three weekends, so it really does work for me)

So that's the what and the how. Time to get down to the doing part. Timer at the ready...

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Date: 2011-11-28 11:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dawn9163.livejournal.com
Good luck!

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Date: 2011-11-28 02:25 pm (UTC)
ibonekoen: (Happy dance (Blaine))
From: [personal profile] ibonekoen
Ooooh, wow, 1000 words per hour? That's pretty impressive! :D

I had one of my best days on Saturday. I wrote 7½K XD

You can do it though! ♥

Half hour writing sprints are a great idea. I did ten to twenty minutes this weekend with five minute breaks in between. I don't think I could get my family to leave me alone long enough to do half hour sprints X(

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