Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Nanowrimo Day 15

My word count as of yesterday is 28,218. The novel is coming along, though not as well as would have liked in terms of speed and quality. But I think I should hit the 50,000 mark well before the deadline.

I had hoped to do 3,000 words per day, but what with my new commitments in this past month, that just wasn't possible. If I sprint a little over the coming days, I think I can cruise along at 1,000 words per day in the remaining two weeks.

As it is, I doubt if this novel will ever get published. The exercise has not been totally wasted, though. It's given me some insight into the historical events surrounding Magellan's arrival into the country. Some things are plausible, I've learned, and some things are not. As students, we just take too many things for granted.

More of that in the future. In the meantime, more words to write.


  1. Off hand, I don't think we should ever consider whether or not our stuff will get published. The resulting sense of freedom should allow us to cut loose and write something without the constraints of worry.

  2. sean said, "Off hand, I don't think we should ever consider whether or not our stuff will get published."

    --> just my 2 cents, the thought of being published is kinda' nice too. well, wish you luck on your novel, hope to read it too :)

  3. Thanks, Sean and Jeff. Agree with you there, Sean, because I almost gave up on this thing after taking a bad turn somewhere. A little devil was whispering: why bother?

    Then again, if this story gets fixed up, I think it's worthwhile telling. There are just so many things that are glossed over in our history lessons. But more on that as a longer article later.

  4. A story about Magellan? Set in Cebu? Oi, that sounds interesting. :)

  5. Hi, Jute. Yeah, having fun writing it, but my views are a bit controversial.