Saturday, November 26, 2011

Crawling toward the finish line

I'm still keeping up with NaNoWriMo! Out of the targeted 50,000 words, I've written 43,525 so far.

I must say, the pace is tiring, especially on top of things like cooking Thanksgiving dinner, writing WND columns, handling schoolwork, and other obligations. But oh well, it's only four more days!

My girlfriend Patty is keeping right up there too -- hopefully we'll be able to limp across the finish line together!


  1. Here's a tip from a veteran NaNoWriMoer (my daughter, not me): edit everything to change contractions like don't to do not and watch your word count go up. Hang in there and good luck!

  2. You Go Patrice!
    Make it to the finish line!
    We're rooting for you!

    Yes, it's hard, to reorganize your other chores and responsibilities around this project work and time requirements and deadline. It is also an invaluable and wonderful lesson being taught by you, to your family members. It atolls the character merits you possess and about your ability to keep your self-made commitments and accomplish your short and long term goal.
    You're also mentoring to them a lesson in time management, a process that has a strict timeline and end goal, and in keeping up with this process plan to write daily, you're also displaying to them (and to God), your strong core values.
    The process of all these combined actions are teaching much more than the completion of those typed 50,000 words!

    So will it be, the sum value of many rewards for you and for your family members, who have learned while you are completing this project successfully!

    God bless you and yours.
    I already know you'll make it to the finish line!