November's check in for getyourwordsout is 206884/200000. So, again, I reached my goal thanks to Nano. I did the same last year, although it was 150000 words then. So I may up my goal again. I'll see.
I couldn't sleep last night, so I sat down with all of this random paperwork and figured out what I needed to do for the next six months. I have some rather... ambitious goals, and I hope to reach them. I have a lot to do, and a lot to think about, and... something of a lot to write. And it'll be interesting to see if I can manage it.
I'm not sure I can, but I will try. Pomodoros to the rescue. I hope.
I also want to try time blocking, but I have to read up on that better. So, that's sort of the plan for the month - and the six after that. We'll see what happens. Wish me luck!
Nano is almost over. The story isn't. And it took this unexpected turn, and things are going to be a lot of weird for a while. But at least I have two of the characters facing off for the first time.
i'd repeat the cast list, but I'm pretty sure it's the same as before so I won't bother you with that.
18 November - reached 50k 23 November - reached 65k (my personal goal) 30 November - reached 78.5k
This bloody thing is never going to see the internet, and yet... i'm trying to finish it. It's given me a lot of interesting pairings, and things are still up in the air about other things, and because none of them are slash, no one wants to read it anyway. Not to mention there are too many fandoms and people aren't interested in seeing things like this. So. Eh.
This is the earliest I've ever been done. It's the most I've written (not counting the year I started on the 9th and wrote 107,234 because I wrote two different stories), and it's just... chaos and fun and I probably will do nothing with it. I might read through to see if I can at least make sure the names and things align, because right now I can think of at least three things that I didn't keep track of well enough, and I there are names that need to be put in, and all of that.
Anyway, Dami's going to come in, kick J-Hope's ass, and rescue Ravi, because she's that good and because i wanted her to. And she'll come in with Minzy and KyuJong, and Moonbin will be there, and a few other people... anyway. I hope that ends the whole bloody thing. And then they'll be happy and Hobi will slink away with his tail between his legs (literally. He's a werewolf).
I'm sitting at this coffee shop I've never been in before, small and lovely and cheerful. I'm here because I foolishly volunteered to drive my children to the All County/Honor Choir rehearsal today. One had to be there at 8 am, one at 9:15 am. The problem?
It's snowing. On top of icy roads, thanks to a probably-mild icy rain last night. So it's SLICK. My shoulders hurt, my hands are sore from gripping the wheel on the freeway (which is the fastest way to get here), and ugh. UGH. Still. T was only 15 minutes late, and that was after we almost got stuck in his friend's driveway when we picked her up. Oh my heavens.
It's horrible out there. Slick and gross and just not fun. It's okay on the freeways, now that everyone is gotten to work - it didn't take too long the second time around - but the side streets are treacherous. And even the busy streets aren't immune, we passed a crash on the way to pick up the friend.
So, now I get to focus on the writing part of my morning. I have a warm (hot) caramel apple cider, and I am ready to start doing something. I think. The anxiety I had at the idea of maybe going home... no. I'm staying up here. I'm maybe five minutes away from the concert venue. I'm taking a bunch of high school kids to lunch, and then I'm coming back here and hanging out until they have to leave at 3. THEN I will go home. And not until then. Gah. seriously.
But hey. I have music, I have my writing, and that's all I need right now. At this point, I might actually make my goal before the weekend is over.
So I have this song on my phone, and it's in Korean (naturally). I have no idea what it's called. So, I go looking, right?
It's from the Deja Vu single by SS501, and man. Let me tell you about how I'm suddenly so many years younger (like... 11. Like, T was barely born, and my two teens were three and five). It was so fun to listen to that song again, because I hadn't heard it in what feels like forever.
the song, in case you were wondering, was "A Song Calling for You." Man, those were good songs....
Now, I have to admit I've spent the day listening to Speed (sob), and In2it's new single and the one that put them on my horizon (two different songs, which isn't clear: The first is Poisoning and the second is Snapshot). It's... fascinating. I don't know them well enough to recognize them (yet, but thank you MuBank for putting the names of those singing on the lyrics...).
And not writing, for all that I have a lot yet to write to make my goal. *Sigh* Maybe tonight. This morning sort of drained me.
So, today was our um. Write-a-thon. I could look up the post from last year and tell you how much I did then, and tell you how I didn't do as much this year (I'm almost sure of it). Huh. I didn't write about the write-a-thon last year. Weird...
Still. I managed to write 11668 words between 9 and 4, with a 45 minute lunch break. It's a win. Absolutely a win.
That brings my total up to 48936. I'm well on my way to reaching the regular 50k word goal, and I might even reach the 65k word goal.
I have NEVER been this far ahead. Ever. I mean, I'm usually not even close to half way by the 15, and here I am, almost done. I mean, I'll take tomorrow off, as usual, and then I can finish the 50k goal Monday morning.
GAH. It's so WEIRD.
The cast list has also grown some.
In the house: 2NE1 - Gong Minji (Minzy) - Elementary school teacher A.C.E - Park Junhee - Graphic Artist Astro - Moon Bin - Boyfriend - Jo Kwangmin and Youngmin - KM is a librarian, YM's about to be apprenticed to a carpenter Dreamcatcher - Lee YooBin (Dami) - police officer Everglow - Jo Serim (Onda) - Ladies Code - Kim Joomi (Zuny) - Telecommutes ONEUS - Son DongJu (Xion) ONEWE - Son Dongmyeong Red Velvet - Kim Yerin (Yeri) - student SS301 - Kim KyuJong - Telecommutes as well VIXX - Kim Wonsik (Ravi) - Accountant at mill
Human allies: Alphabat - Ji HaYong (B:ETA) - Carpenter ATEEZ - Park Sunghwa - elementary School principal Block B - Park Kyung - Serim's older brother Day6 - Park JaeHyung - Builds and refinishes guitars, teachers online Seventeen - Hong JiSoo (Joshua) - Real Estate Agent Super Junior - Lee SungMin - Bartender/bar owner Lee YongJoo - SungMin's 8yo daughter, Minji's student Twice - Son ChaeYoung -
Non-human allies: TVXQ - Jung Yunho - Bouncer at Sungmin's bar
Villains: BTS - Jung Hoseok (J-Hope) - villain Stray Kids - Lee Minho (Lee Know) - head of humans under Hoseok There's one more here, but I don't know who it is because I didn't have time to figure out who he is. To be continued....
So, I have crossed the 25k line. Like... I'm halfway done? And I don't know what to think or what to do with this information? And... yeah. I'm sort of stunned at this whole thing.
Updated cast list:
2NE1 - Gong Minji (Minzy) - Elementary school teacher A.C.E - Park Junhee - Graphic Artist Astro - Moon Bin - ATEEZ - Park Sunghwa - elementary School principal Boyfriend - Jo Kwangmin and Youngmin - KM is a librarian, YM's about to be apprenticed to a carpenter BTS - Jung Hoseok (J-Hope) - villain Day6 - Park JaeHyung - Builds and refinishes guitars, teachers online Dreamcatcher - Lee YooBin (Dami) - police officer Everglow - Jo Serim (Onda) - Ladies Code - Kim Joomi (Zuny) - Telecommutes ONEUS - Son DongJu (Xion) ONEWE - Son Dongmyeong Red Velvet - Kim Yerin (Yeri) - student Seventeen - Hong JiSoo (Joshua) - Real Estate Agent SS301 - Kim KyuJong - Telecommutes as well Stray Kids - Lee Minho (Lee Know) - head of humans under Hoseok VIXX - Kim Wonsik (Ravi) - Accountant at mill
I don't quit, yet, but i'm close. I just did a complete one paragraph of 750 words about how I"m feeling, and sadly, it's not helping.
I have written almost 20k words. I might get that last 700 words written today, but I don't know. I'm ... I'm not in a good place.
None of us are, here. The Dog might be in the best place of all.
This weekend is the musical (Into the Woods), and M, E, and T are all involved in the lights. Also this weekend? E has a piano recital (tonight, no less), and there's the cookie recital on Sunday, which the kids - some of them, I don't even know who - want to participate in. Scott was diagnosed Monday with Shingles and he is in so much pain, and I can't do anything about it, I can't help him.
And I'm doing a nice downward spiral into running away from home. Yeah. How much is a train ticket to Chicago?
I had an amazing dream last night, and I wish I could remember enough of it to actually write it, but it won't work. It jumped around and it was so disturbing, I wonder if that's why I feel like I didn't get any sleep. Ugh. So weird. SO WEIRD. I can't even blame any sci fi shows I watched, because I haven't watched any.
So, yeah, basic update. My nano is a mess, it's chaotic at best, and... I had forgotten what it was like to write like this. I mean... the last time I did this, was 2009, when I wrote that huge long insane story. This one isn't near as collected as that one, so it probably won't see... I mean, no one will read it, but it's been fun to write. And oh, so many fun people.... I still don't know what I'm going to do with Sunghwa, but he's in there.
So a couple of years ago, I learned about word crawls. These take the plot of a book or a movie and take the participant through. Each step gives a certain amount of words. Bad description, sorry. They're wonderful.
I'm participating in the Ultimate Harry Potter crawl, all seven books. I started in year one on Saturday, and I'm still doing it. Saturday, I got through to just before the sorting ceremony (I'm a Hufflepuff). Today, I got through the troll, and will go for tea with Hagrid.
Today, I wrote 6815 words. Like. I was stunned. I will see about tomorrow, how much I get done. That makes my total 9680. Which is nice. And means I'm ahead, of both of my goals.
My current cast, group and person: 2NE1 - Gong Minji A.C.E - Park Junhee Astro - Moon Bin Boyfriend - Jo Kwangmin and Youngmin Dreamcatcher - Lee YooBin (Dami) Ladies Code - Kim Joomi (Zuny) ONEUS - Son DongJu (Xion) ONEWE - Son Dongmyeong Red Velvet - Kim Yerin (Yeri) SS301 - Kim KyuJong VIXX - Kim Wonsik (Ravi)
More to be added. So, there you are. And it's wild and crazy, and wildly OOC - I don't know more than half of these people. But it's fun, so far. We'll see how I feel once the second week "AAAAH" sets in.
A couple of things: I actually started writing Nano, and... um. I have characters I don't know. And they're going to be wildly wrong. And it's going to be a blast. I totally have to write down things like height, etc., but also occupation. And... wow, so many new people to get into....
Second, I watched Alita: Battle Angel tonight, and that was a lot of fun. Seriously, a lot of fun. My son really liked it in the theater, and it was a blast here at home. I don't have any ideas from it, so far, so that's good. I can't take any more.
So that's the start of two of my 101 in 1001 goals for this time around - I think this is five? Here's hoping I can manage it.
Goals are: Complete Nano 2019 See 26 movies I've never seen, one for each letter of the alphabet. Kinda fun, if you ask me. Even if you don't. ;P
So, it's bed time. I currently have 546 people on my kpop list, and... yeah. That's a LOT. I still have to listen to some of them. Time to raid blue_ant's kpoptober list. Heh. That will be fun. Although maybe not this month?
After spending most of the morning looking at prompts, I have an idea for the basis of a fic.
Now? To figure out what else I'll be writing. Because I have no idea. Still. A premise is good, right? Right...
Updates to follow, if I get any.
ETA: So, updates, as it may be. I have a whole board of pins that I intend to use as prompts, etc. for this thing, sort of like the one I did for 2009, when I had stuff from the... challenges board. So... here you are, if you want to see what I hope to put in this monster thing: https://www.pinterest.com/jillsljemail/nano-novels/
I don't know. It includes the premise, that's something? I guess?