Friday, December 11, 2009

The NaNoWriMo stats are in

The NaNoWriMo official stats are impressive. Take a look:

* This year, we had 167,150 participants, up 40% from 2008's total of 119,301.
* We wrote a total of 2,427,190,537 words, up 48% from 2008's collective word count of 1,643,343,993.
* This averaged out to 14,531 words per person.
* We had 32,173 winners, up 48% from 2008's total of 21,683.
* This gave us a 19.2% win rate, the highest in modern NaNoWriMo history. (Last year we had an 18.2% win rate; in 2007 it was 15.1%).

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Trouble Redefining my Stride

I haven't written anything for the new Book WRAPS since my last entry. I have written a couple of articles for the newsletter I'm helping put together and I have worked with my husband on creating text for a brochure for our ministry. Maybe the fact that we are working on this big ministry project is getting in the way of all the writing projects I've got in the works. If you'd like to find out more about our ministry, check out Jeff's blog called Seeking the Kingdom

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Did I mention it seems strange that the NaNoWriMo is over for this year? I have new projects starting but I'm having a difficult time getting started. Maybe its because the days are so short and maybe there's a little bit of seasonal affective disorder going on. Maybe its just the adrenalin rush from that last surge to get those last few thousand words out so that I could qualify as a winner in the NaNoWriMo isn't there. I'm not sure but I do know that I just don't seem to have the energy I would like to have and I have only written about 500 words for the past two days. I guess that is better than most people but it is definitely not what I've become accustomed to writing during the past month.

WRAPS is started and I've also got a deadline on a newsletter and a brochure that I need to get out so I'd better get my butt in gear if I'm going to make that January first deadline for WRAPS.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Day After

Today I didn't have to work on my novel and it seemed strange. I'm actually feeling guilty for no reason. I did start the outline for my nonfiction book today however. It's a short simple but powerful little book. I hope to have it written, edited and published by the first of the year. So far it's only 415 words long.

Yesterday I cleaned the house then today I did a couple of projects I avoided during November. Today I cleaned the refrigerator and reorganized my files. Then I started working on adding names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses to the computer address book. I'm trying to get things organized before the first of the year.