Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nanowrimo Day 16

Word count as of today: 32,067. Finally, I've broken the 30,000-word limit! Now for the home stretch.

I figure I should do fine by just turning in 1,500 words per day now. Yes, should be more manageable. I'll sprint when I can.

Here is my chapter breakdown so far:

2949 04 - Diego Amistad.txt
3384 05 - Enrique de Malacca.txt
2995 06 - Journey to the West.txt
2573 07 - To the Other Side of the World.txt
2142 08 - The Savage Seas.txt
3133 09 - Kulambu.txt
2649 10 - Humabon.txt
5134 11 - Alliances.txt
2788 12 - Lapu-Lapu.txt
4297 13 - The Battle of Mactan.txt
0000 14 - Treachery.txt
0023 15 - Oripun.txt

I originally set out on this project with an outline. As the days wore on, I just threw the outline away and went with the flow of the story. That may or may not have been a good idea. Oh, well, I'm beyond that already.

Gah! Another 14 days to go.


  1. Way to go! Keep on writing =)

    As for outlines, you can still use the one you made as a very general way of working around your novel. Plans change, right? Hehehe. But the outline could remind you of certain things you want to make sure would be there in your novel ;)

  2. I remember writing papers for Philosophy. I'm sure I breach 10,000 or so words in a day for those. But I'm sure those are special circumstances that make me do so...

  3. 10,000 words in one day is no mean feat, but the real challenge is to write 10,000 words every day for 5 days, or even 50,000 words over 30 days.nb

  4. Well, I guess I'm SOL for that.

    I can only sustain such an output for three days. :P