Day 23 Update!

November 24, 2009 at 1:05 am (NaNoWriMo)

Okay, so it’s been a long November so far. And I’m totally about to pass out right now. But here’s the dish on how things are going as far as word count stands.

Grand Total: 34301

Words Behind: 4040

Words Left: 15699

Words Per Day to Catch Up: 2243


Sleep or coffee, either would be nice. *dies*


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Still More Characters!!!

November 21, 2009 at 9:57 pm (NaNoWriMo)

Well well well, where will all of these new characters end. I’m actually really hoping that these are about the last of them. Three members from Head Quarters of the Farm.




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Day 18! Sick and Catching Up!!!

November 19, 2009 at 10:28 pm (NaNoWriMo)

I’m going to make this post short and sweet because I’m completely drained at this point and Istill need to shower before I have to go to the doctor in the morning.

Anyway…lets look at my stats at this point.

Total Word Count for Today: 4620

Total Overall: 26203

I’m Only Behind By:  5470

That Means I have to Write This Many Words a Day to Finish: 1984


It just gets better every day.

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Being Sick is Aweful…During Any Month but November

November 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm (NaNoWriMo)

So I’m home sick from school. And it royally bites. Believe you me. But it’s also been an advantage for my NaNoing.  So now I’m wrapped up in a heated blanket, coughing my brains out, drinking hot tea, and writing until my fingers feel like they’re going to bleed.

Okay, maybe not that severly, but I feel like it. Especially since I’m only seeming to end up more and more behind.

Yesterday, I participated in a band clinic at Norther State University. Now, I’m a drummer, but I’m almost always on the bass drum. But yesterday was something new as I was playing snare drum and crash cymbals. The snare drumming isn’t what got to me but the cymbals sure did. Those suckers, which I almost NEVER even touch, are super heavy. My left arm aches from the elbow up to my shoulder and into my armpit. And there’s a huge not in my right shoulder blade. Icky.

But when I got home, I was so sore from standing all day and crashing cymbals that I sat down on my couch and slept from 8 pm until 10 am. So yeah, not a lick of writing got done. Bad Lily, bad.

So today is just going to be the big catch up day.

Wish me luck.

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Reiser My Reiser

November 17, 2009 at 10:44 am (NaNoWriMo)

As most of you know, every story needs a good villain so here’s just a quick description of my Reiser.

Really, all I have worked out is that he’s plum crazy…aren’t all super villains crazy. Yeah, I figured. But he’s also HOT. But his power is really very cool. He can control action and speech but not thought which is really important to the story. Trust me. More importantly, he’s completely and totally in love with Cassie.

So there you go, there’s one villain.


Oh, and I might as well fill you in on Sebastian and Jayda, two of his minions.

Sebastian can control matter and like, go through stuff. (think kitty pride from X-Men).


Okay, that’s actually a picture from one of the Dracula films but still.

And Jaya has like, super telekinesis. It’s cool. And deadly. Like, ripping out internal organs cool.

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Just A Quick Update, Day 16

November 17, 2009 at 12:31 am (NaNoWriMo)

Okay, I know I already posted once today but now that I’m just about to go to bed, I figured I would give a quick little update with some numbers.

Total Words: 21582

Behind By: 6757

Words Left: 28418

Yeah, ouch!!

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Wow, Am I Behind on the Updates!!!!

November 16, 2009 at 9:29 pm (NaNoWriMo)

Alright, I can’t tell a lie, I’ve totally been failing at the whole, inspiring myself and others thing that I’ve been attempting to do. (which is what I’m attempting to do if that hasn’t become obvious.) As of last night, I only had 18862 words. Yeah, and as most of you remember, yesterday was the big middle point of NaNo. Which means I should have hit at least 25000 words by then. See the difference.*

So I’m taking a different approach at finishing NaNo. The Scatter Method. What I mean by that is, I’m writing it scene by scene, in the most random of orders.  And at least from what I’ve gotten accomplished today, I’ve got to admit, it’s working for me.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that taking a different look at what your writing can be helpful.

Good luck!!!

*In case you’re not good at math, that’s 6138 words.

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So who looks like what???

November 14, 2009 at 5:17 pm (NaNoWriMo)

Okay, I had some time today (while I wasn’t writing, shame on me) and I decided to look for pictures of what my minor characters would look like. So here it goes!!!

Sam, the minor vision girl.

Liz, the major vision girl.

Hare, the boy in the loin cloth. (except with red hair)

Boss, the shape shifter.

Missy, the mom with telekanisis.

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Well I’ve Update Lazy Lately

November 12, 2009 at 6:26 pm (NaNoWriMo)

As you can tell from that cute little calendar to your right, I sort of forgot to give everyone an update yesterday so let me get everyone up to speed.

First of all, let’s talk characters.

Well, I’m currently at about 15000 words and working on chapter 6. Whoo hoo! But more importantly, I’ve been working on a whole bunch of new characters.

First off is Boss (real name is Mickey), the forty something shape shifter and guardian of the Chicago safe house.

Then we have the empathic Hare (really named Harrison), a fifteen year old stoner who only ever wears a loin cloth and can play the didgeridoo…sort of.

Next is Samantha, (she has powers that are very similar to Alice’s from Twilight) but she’s a very angst ridden individual who I totally plan on killing off, along with her vodka habits.

Then there’s Elizabeth who also has visions but unlike Samantha, she has only visions of tragedies which has made her a rather sad individual.

Lastly there’s Missy who’s telekinetic and who used to be the guardian of the house (Boss’s job) until she got married and had a kid and all that other fun little family stuff. Now she just shows up to cook and such.

So there you have it, the newest members of The Stray Flame.

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Plan Plan Plan or Not; Plans Get Ruined

November 9, 2009 at 1:36 am (NaNoWriMo)

Okay…bad things will happen to you as a writer. Maybe you’ll forget to save just before your computer gets run over by a bus. Maybe your son set his ice pop on your notebook and now you have to dry it out and try and read through the grape colored goo that’s got your pages stuck together. For me, it was the wedding…and the after wedding party….and the after after wedding party. I’m now farther behind then I ever expected to be. But I have to look on the bright side. I still have about 16 hours of driving ahead of me. If I can write three hundred words every hour…just imagine…4800 words at least.

But  you know what…percerverence will make me a stronger person. All I have to do, is you know…percerver.

As of Posting

Total: 9938

Behind By:  3398

Best of Luck to everyone participating in Nano…even those of you who may have fallen behind. 😀

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