Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Whuppin' my word count fanny

As you know, Younger Daughter and I are doing the NaNoWriMo challenge this month -- writing a 50,000 word novel in thirty days.

While I've been trundling along, making my daily word count but not much more, Younger Daughter has been whuppin' my word count fanny by pounding the keyboard for hours each day.

And just now, she carried her computer over to me and showed me her status -- 50,000 words! In fourteen days! Whooo-hoo!

She says she wants to do 85,000 words by the end of the month. I don't know ANY other fourteen-year-olds who can write this fast or this much!

I'm trying to talk her into letting me edit it and then putting her book up for sale as an ebook when it's finished. We'll see if she lets me...


  1. My daughter did it at age 20, but she wasn't working and would spend all day at the computer. I did 50,000 by the end of November in 2009. It was hard but so satisfying. I've never had enough time since then to do it. Good Job! Keep it up.

  2. Fantastic! She needs to start a blog.

  3. sounds like you have a budding novelist in the family.

  4. I think you both need to sell these.

  5. One great reason I love the English language: absolutely unique sentences and phrases can be made so easily. And I'm convinced that until you did it, the sentence and meaning conveyed by "Whuppin' my word count fanny" has never been done before in all of history.
    Another reason I love the English language: your blog uses it so well. Love reading it.
    Well done! (Oh, and you've got some catching up to do!)

  6. Go get 'em, Baby Girl!


  7. Congrats to your youngest, but don't be so hard on yourself, Patrice. After all, you ARE pretty durn busy doing a lot of other things! Like your blog, a WND column each week, not to mention cooking and tending to your farm, gardens and critters! We wish you and yours all the best. God bless. --Fred & Deb in AZ