#28. Accidental 50K (Whoops!)

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Helloooo Audience!

Just doing a quick check-in with you, because something most peculiar happened, this NaNo season.

Remember last entry when I said that the writers in Cosmam’s OverAchiever Chat can talk you into some crazy things?

Well, if you couldn’t guess by the title, I accidentally… may have possibly…

50AGAIN
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It was insane! And last minute! I was totally unprepared, and fully expected to fail!

But I don’t know, I spent the entire day at the park, with no pesky wifi to distract me, and just wrote. No Facebook, no people, no constantly updating my spreadsheet. Just words. And as the hours ticked on, the thought that I could actually finish this surprise 50kday was becoming more and more possible. So I went for it, and boy did it pay off.

So not only did I beat last year’s wordcount of 200k and am on wonderful track to blow this year’s goal of 300k out of the water, but I’ve got two successful 50kdays under my belt from this year alone! (And who knows, I may have enough energy to pull off a few more before the month ends :P)

Write like the wind, Audience!

-T.A.

#27. NaNo Check-Up!

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Greetings, Audience!

So, after announcing my self-proclaimed Nano break, not only did I NOT take that break, but I accidentally crested 100k on the 4th.

 
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(whoops)

And then, to make things, better (or worse), I ended up making it to 160k tonight.

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(oopsie)

Really, I don’t normally do this well. Last year, my monthly goal was 300k, which I missed  by 100k. It was still an impressive number, but I’d decided that under no circumstances would I miss 300k this year. Now, not only am I pretty much guaranteed to pass last year’s wordcount, but I could possibly pass it within a week of beginning NaNo, AND pass my set goal of 300k before NaNo’s  even half over! It’s insane!

Really, this awesome feat has only been accomplished because of Cosmam’s OverAchiever Chat. Big shout out to them. If it wasn’t for the other OAers there fueling my drive, I’d most likely be playing videogames and barely cresting 60k by now (#JustOAThings, I know). If you get the chance, go check out the chat. Everyone is allowed, because, if you’re writing, to us, you’re an OverAchiever! Plus, conversations get hilarious and weird there.

But beware, they have a habit of talking you into insane things. You only have to look at some of our wordcounts to see the crazy stuff we push each other to do. xD

Happy Writing, Audience,

T.A.

#26. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! #50KKillMeNow Part Deux Is A Success!

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Happy tidings, Audience!

Guess what?!

If you’ve been keeping up with my SPREADSHEET, you’ll already know, but just in case…

barnanoI beat #50KDay again!!!!!

I finished today at  20:47:87, with a glorious 50005 words! Now I know, I know it wasn’t as fast as last year’s victory at 19:21:41, but I have a few more obstacles in my way this year. I’ve gotten a wonderful, but dependent puppy within the past year who begs for my attention.

odinsit (His name is Odin, he’s like triple this size now, but no current pics)

Here’s a picture of my cat, to balance out the puppy cuteness c:
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I had already been up for 12 hours once Midnight hit, so I got mega sleepy earlier, and my wordcount suffered for it. I also kept my social media outlets much more informed on my goings on, so more time on the internet = less time on the 50K grind.

But none of that matters! All that’s important is I FINISHED!! I have the shiny new chart to prove it!

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My winning passage? I thought you’d never ask. BA-BAM!

50K!YEAH

(Written? Kitten! is Love. Written? Kitten! is Life.)

To all of the people who followed my progress on the spreadsheet, thank you so much for partaking in the act of encouraging me!! If you were a returning support from last year’s win, I love your dedication! I had as much as TWENTY-FIVE VIEWERS at one time, and over 530 PAGE CLICKS to my Spreadsheet over the course of the challenge. Seriously guys, the support I got this year was In. Sane.

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And for anyone that says the tidier the desk, the more efficient you are…

MYTH! BUSTED!!

(Though… I wonder how many words I could have pounded out with a tidier desk… O.o)

As always, I will plug the NaNoWriMo Participants Facebook Group till the day I die, because they deserve it! Seriously, if you NaNo hard and you have yet to join this group, I can only ask WHY NOT?!

Also, congrats to you as well, Audience! I may have done a NaNo challenge, but many of you are also spilling some major plot for NaNo as well, and that’s awesome! Congratulations for writing! I hope your stories rock!

Congratulations to the #50KDay-ers! If you made it, awesome! If you didn’t, no worries! You got words on the page! Progress is progress! There’s always next year for #50KDay. Now is for writing of all types and speeds! Do that, do what you love, and you’ll never lose~  You’re all amazing!

If you’re currently participating in #50K5DAYS or any other special go at NaNo, I wish you luck in the coming days/weeks!

I will be taking a few personal days, just to recuperate. I’ve only had 1 hour of sleep since about 800 hours my time on Halloween. I need some ZzZz and some relaxation. I’d like to think I deserve it. XD

Happy writing, Audience,

Kiryuu

#25. The Final Day Ends, #50KKillMeNow Approaches

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I’m back, Audience!

I know, two days in a row!? Blasphemy!

 Happy Halloween/Samhain/Dio de los Muertos!

Aaaaanywho, the deadline for Pre-NaNo prep looms, and with it begins the daunting journey of #50KDay.

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(I’m ready, I promise)

So, with that said, I have a few stuffs to share with you, so you can keep me on my toes, as well as track my progress throughout the day.

*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚MY SPREADSHEET*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚

✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧MY TWITTER✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

I hope you all are able to check in every once in a while. I could use the cheers of encouragement! 🙂 Thank you in advance~

Remember, if you’re planning on taking on the #50KDay challenge as well, you can see some of my tips and tools of the trade in YESTERDAY’S blog post. 🙂 Happy writing!

You’re all the best!

T.A.