(I decided to blog on my NaNo experience, but since I have no internet at home, I’ll be posting a few days late)
Day 1: 6844 words
I always like to start strong when I write, and today was no exception. I started a new word count document and pasted over the chapters as I completed them. If only NaNo had started a few days before so that Part 3 could be the start of my counting, but I just couldn’t stop writing.
Coach Peters was on the ground, a single bullet hole in the front of his head. He was dead.
My favorite moment of the day: Slaughtering a character I have hated since I first created him. I think I’ve mentioned to fans (and I know I have an A/N about it) that I couldn’t wait to get that character out of my fan fic, and today was my chance. I don’t like that it was so violent because I might have to raise the rating back, but it was so worth it.
Favorite beverage: sweet tea. I brewed a gallon with 11 bags and just over 2 cups of sugar. I think I’m good…until I finish the gallon, at least.
I also had the NaNo talk with my boyfriend. He remembers me talking about NaNo last year, a year I wanted to do it but didn’t have any inspiration. He played with me about that, but I think he understands. I wrote a few one-shots while he played Skyrim. I’ll type those up and add them to the count if I reach my 50,000 words. I will post them on my fanfiction.net account once I get them typed out, so I guess they will go towards my traffic. One is rated M, the others are K and K+ respectively; one is a crossover and the other two aren’t.
That’s all for today. I really wish I had the internet each day since my chart is going to look crazy, but whatever. At least I’m doing NaNo. At least I’m doing NaNo….
I did NaNo two years ago fairly successfully. Last year was a bust, but this year?
This year I’m a NaNo Rebel!
My tag is apocalypticangel47 if anyone’s interested in following me. I have a description of my piece and an excerpt available on my Nano page as well.
I was happy that my one-year anniversary with my boyfriend would fall on Sunday, even though I was scared that The Walking Dead would kill off one of my favorite people. Even though I was upset that Glenn got sick and the Tyrese nearly became a buffet for walkers, it was a pretty good episode, even with Carol being a semi-serial killer now.
So I thought I was in the clear, and then they get Marilyn Manson on The Talking Dead, which ruined the whole damn evening. He would not shut up and many of his comments were completely inappropriate. Top favorite quotes/moments with reactions:
- Zombies can’t get pregnant. This needs no explanation and my reaction was a fairly simple run to the bathroom to vomit.
- Carol didn’t have herself a moment because she “hadn’t been laid in a while” or because she was menstruating. Do you even know who she is or what she went through BEFORE the dead began to walk? There’s more Carol-related quotes from him that just pissed me off, but I can’t remember them all now.
- The mic situation. WTF even happened there? How is it that a good 100 people have been on this show but none of them managed to cause technical difficulties? And then he blames censorship on the issue. Um, NO!
- My satellite box decided it was tired of hearing Manson’s crap too and froze up for a while, so long that we missed half of what Gale Anne was saying about something that was probably semi-important (I liked her; bring her back please, and Jack too). We ended up moving to another room in case it happened again.
If they ever bring Manson back on The Talking Dead, I refuse to watch. I turn down about 3-4 shows on Sunday to watch The Walking Dead and The Talking Dead, and I could’ve easily turned it to those shows or the World Series or SOMETHING else.