katstales: (NaNo 08 Viking Winner)

I'm officially in the winner's circle for NaNoWriMo this year--YAY!! So I now have all my nifty badges and am just about to print out my official certificate for this year. But then I thought, hey, why not share with my friends first? So I am and here is the official badge:

NaNo 08 Winner (lg)

No off to get some cleaning done and ponder the immediate fate of certain team who have been de-aged...

katstales: (NaNo-Damsel in Distress)

Ahem, sorry. Got a bit excited there. :D But dang, I am SO flying high here!!

Here's the final widget-thingie post for this year:

My NaNoWriMo Progress

So I am now three for three at NaNoWriMo, but I only have *two* unfinished novels!!! *does more happy dancing*

Tomorrow I will get back to finishing the SGA kidlet-fic as I still have...*checks calendar* seven more days of November left! So more frantic writing will commence at various write-ins until I run out of story or month, whichever comes first, lol! And now, tis off to bed for me, as this will be one HECK of a busy week here. Hope you all have had a great weekend and will have an even better week ahead!!

katstales: (NaNo-caffeine lethal dose)
Okay, so I totally suck at updating, but I have been managing to keep the words flowing, despite the fact that RL was doing it's level best to knock me down. But I persevered and I have now crossed the 50k mark for the third consecutive year--yay!!

The unofficial total to date is 50011, though I still have a bit more story to tell. I think it will end up in the 55-60k range when all is said and done. After the holidays are past, I'll see about getting it edited a bit and uploaded to the comm that the lovely [livejournal.com profile] karri_kln1671 made for me so that I could do just that. :D

Anyway, here's the little widget-thingie:

My NaNoWriMo Progress

Now I am off to sleeeeeep and then it will be off to Starbucks tomorrow to see if I can finish this off once and for all--yay!!! :D

ETA: For those non-NaNo people who are sitting out there scratching your heads, the green part in the title comes from the color of the word count bar on the NaNo site. It's blue until you hit 50k, then it turns green until you get it officially verified, at which point it turns purple and sports a nifty "WINNER!" in the middle of it. That will happen sometime on Nov 25, which is the earliest you can submit things. :D

katstales: (NaNo-Coffee Touching)
So before I go face plant (and hopefully onto the bed because the floor is not good for face planting, trust me on that one *wink*), I had to share the good news for today.

I hit--and passed--the halfway mark!!! *does happy dance to end all happy dances* The word count is currently sitting at 28303--yay!

Here is my little dashboard widget-thingie to prove it:

My NaNoWriMo Progress

I managed to write 6252 words (or somewhere thereabouts--math is not my strong suit when I am this over-caffeinated and sleep-deprived, lol) today. I celebrated hitting the 25k barrier with a Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbucks, btw. It was *heaven* in a cup, I tell ya! :D

So, enough rambling. Hope you all have a terrific start to your week and those of you who are feeling under the weather...FEEL BETTER FAST!!! *huggles all of flist to bits*

katstales: (NaNo-caffeine lethal dose)
So there has been much progress, but not much updating, lol.

Here's the scoop for anyone who's interested. )

Here's the nifty dashboard widget thingie:

My NaNoWriMo Progress

So yay--crossed the 20k barrier and am well on the way to meeting my personal goal of 25k by Sunday night. Hope y'all are all having a great weekend out there! :)

katstales: (NaNo-Kill u nxt Chapter)
I finally called it a night around 3am, but I did manage 2k before I stumbled off to discover where I left the bed yesterday morning. *grins* Had some family stuff going on, so I missed the election hoopla but I also didn't get to settle down to write until around 11pm. :P

So here's my nifty dashboard widget-thingie:
My NaNoWriMo Progress

I'm at 12061 right now, but there is a write-in at Starbucks tonight and I'm hopeful of breaking the 15000 word mark by the time I head home from there. Will need to make a pitstop at WallyWorld after the write-in, so I'm not sure I'll be home in time to catch anyone on YIM. Again. :(

Hope things are going well with all of you out there, too. Happy Wednesday!!

katstales: (NaNo-Unruly Characters)
I got off to a slow start today and never really recovered. My female character has now decided that she wants to be a Rodney McKay wanna-be (attitude-wise, that is) and I have pretty much decided to let her, lol. I don't have the time or energy to fight her so I'm not going to.

My worst day word count-wise yet, but still I'm over 10k words at this point so I am not going to complain, lol. Other than some sinus-allergy crap going on, I really don't have much of a reason as to why I didn't meet my goal. Maybe the muse is just running out of steam already, lol. So I fell short of the 3300 words I'd planned, but was still well over the daily minimum of 1667 for a Nov 30th finish.

So here's the word count widget-dealie:

My NaNoWriMo Progress

(And YAY!! My little dashboard-thingie is working now!! *does happy dance*)

Hope you're all having a great week so far!

katstales: (String of Obscenities)
So. Day 2 is now behind me. Things did not exactly go according to plan, but I managed a fairly respectable word count anyway. So there. *sticks tongue out at Fate like 2-yr-old*

The plan: hit the write-in at Starbucks this afternoon and get or exceed my word count target for today, have dinner with R & Kidlet #1, take said Kidlet back to her father's (a half hour drive each way), and then come home in plenty of time to hang out on YIM and chat with peoples, and MAYBE work on finishing up an SGA pinch-hit ficathon story. (Think Team Sheppard as kids wreaking all sorts of havoc on the adults--seriously WAY too much fun!!!)

The reality: unexpected company, a fall foliage photo-op field trip for R so babysitting Kidlet #1 falls to me, and only an hour at Starbucks in the afternoon with aforementioned Kidlet in tow because, you know, babysitting.*headdesk* By the time R wandered into Starbucks around 4:30, I had managed a whopping 400 words. (No, there are no zeros missing there. *cries*) R then, of course, proceeded to fill me in on all the details of the photo-taking field trip so by the time 5pm rolled around and it was time to leave for dinner, no more writing was accomplished. *mumble-grumble* So went and had dinner, drove the kidlet home, dropped R off at our place, then headed BACK to Starbucks at 8pm for a serious word count session. Left at 11pm when they closed with a total count of 8016 words for the weekend. Not bad, especially considering how little I'd managed before that last session at Starbucks!

Here's the official little widget-thingie:

So, now to buzz through my flist and email before hitting the hay for tonight. I'm hoping to manage at least 3300 words a day, which would put me in the winner's circle by mid-month. R is taking vacation the week of Thanksgiving and there are some things we really need to get done during that time off. This, of course, means there won't be much time for writing, so I need to get my 50k in before that week starts. I just hope I can keep up the current pace, lol.

Hope you've all had a fantastic weekend!

katstales: (No Words Uploaded)
Yes, I am aware that I have not posted here in ages. Way too much going on with RL to get into at the moment and I'll try to post something on that front soon. But it's November now, which means it's all about the words, lol. I will be attempting to post daily updates for NaNo all month, so wish me luck! *grins* I'm also hoping to find the time to dig out links to the writing tips I posted my first year, so look for those soon as well. Also, for the first time ever, I'm also going to attempt to post my story as I go to an LJ comm that the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] karri_kln1671 made for me. The link to that will posted here once I have actually posted the first part of the story *there*, which will happen as soon as I'm finished working on it, lol, hopefully tomorrow. :)

Anyway, I'm off to a great start. The words are flowing much better than last year, so I'm hopeful that this trend will continue and I'll be finished early. *crosses fingers*

Here is the graph for Day One:

(And just in case the NaNo site is down again, the total for my first day was 5,149 words. WooHooo!!)

So now it's time to stumble off and enjoy that extra hour of sleep that they were so thoughtful to give us. :D Hope you're all having a terrific weekend, whether you are NaNo-ing or doing something else!!


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