NaNoWriMo 2012 – Day 14

I had promised myself that I would post every day for NaNoWriMo but, clearly, my promises are meaningless when it comes to me, myself, and I.

Had some very bad and lackluster days writing days during the past week. Two days with zero words and three more with far less than the suggested minimum for each day. I was almost three days behind but the twelfth day was very fruitful with 3240 words and the thirteenth also had a very decent showing with 2106 words. Most of the writing seems to be free writing right now. A bit exhausted creatively and not in the best of health. There’s a cold circulating through the local NaNoWriMo writers and I fear that I have contracted this bane.

Today is going slowly and not sure how it will end up. In regards to poetry, it is a much better than yesterday as yesterday was all free write and no stand out verses. Today, there are three poems so far. There may be more as the writing progresses into the evening.

As of this posting, I have written 78 poems since NaNoWriMo’s start. 28 for Unlined & Undertakers, 49 for Ink & Ice, and 1 for Danse Obscura. This brings Ink & Ice to 61 pieces total and Unlined & Undertakers to a total of 54. Of course, there may be a good 15 or so additional poems trapped in the mountain of words known as the ‘Free Write’.

Roses Red did throw out some ideas and questions a few days back but has returned to ignoring me.  Reaper’s Moon continues to be angry with me. The characters seem to not understand that death is inevitable no matter what, and that the deaths in the story’s beginning are the ‘tip of the iceberg’. I plan to re-read Reaper’s Moon tomorrow in hopes of getting them talk to me again or give me a better starting point in segments where I do not deal with the main characters directly.

In order to make 50,000 by the 30th, I need to write 2000 a day, every day. Not sure if I will make it but it has been an interesting ride thus far.

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