Jumping into the water with both feet…

The post below contains the first chapter in The Atlantean Prophecies. It is an unedited version. If you would like to read it, you can contact me at larisse at echoesinthemind dot net. Discussions and ideas can be left in the comment area. Hope you like it.

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Chapter 1: Ghostly Visitors

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August 04, 2005

Finally added the little sucker…

So… I finally added the little sucker on the right. That’s right, I am an official winner of NaNoWriMo. Woohoo!

I do have a word count update, but I’ve forgotten the exact amount. Suffice it to say, I had to revamp a lot of the last minute typing I did to reach 50,000 words the final night. It was the writer’s equivalent to “whoring”, which I know isn’t PC or anything, but it’s true. I wrote basic BS (yes… that deserves capitalization). I deleted a lot, but added a few besides rewriting a couple of scenes.

I endeavor to finish this story. I have great plans for it even. First thing is first, finish it. Second thing is obviously second, start on rewrites. Third thing is… well… may end up being like fourth or fifth, get honest critiques from a few miserable souls. (Miserable after they read the story…. not before. Sorry.)

Anyways, I will head out now. Toodles!

My fingers have falling… and I can’t get them up.

Daily word count: Still going like the energizer bunny
Total Word Count: 50,051 words

I made it! Barely, but I made it. I mean talk about coming in by skin of my teeth.

I would like to thank my word count whose efforts are to be applauded. I would like to thank my ability to think depsite the sleep deprivation. Finally, I would like to thank my fingers who deserve a well-earned rest, but a I am forcing them to write this post anyways. They deserve a manicure or something.

Admittedly, I still have a lot to do with the story and to tell you the truth, I sort of skipped around toward the end and avoided a whole section where I did not know where the story was going. I added the ending because I knew that part, but really it totally sucks. I guess that is what NaNoEdMo is for, eh.

I’ll add by little winning tag soon. I am just way too delirious right now.

Goodnight people.

This will be my last entry….

Daily Word Count: Still sporadic, but building
Total Word Count: 31,386 words

This will be my last entry until I get this monster to bed. Hopefully, I will pass the 50,000 word mark before midnight on Nov. 30th. Wish me luck…. and fast fingers. I’d much prefer the latter right now, although luck would be nice, too.

Toodles

And miles to go before I sleep…

Daily Word Count: Still sporadic , but improving
Total Word Count: 25,000 words

As you can see, I am half way there, but I have tonnes more to get through, and I have 8 days to do it in. (Don’t you just love compound sentences. They have been my saving grace, them and not using contractions.)

The story is coming along quite nicely although far from being close to the middle. This kind of makes me think the story will be longer than 50,000 words so I may indeed not be finished with the story by Nov. 30th, but I will most definitely try to reach the finish line.

Well, back to the ol’ grindstone.

My Inner Editor told me there would be days… and nights like this ….

Daily Word Count: Sporadic
Total Word Count: 17310

Yes… my inner editor told me, but did I listen. Nope. In fact, I am still not listening. I have the proverbial fingers in my ears and singing ‘lalalalala’ like a champ… or a seriously deranged person. I keep plugging away. My enemy is no longer the dreaded I.E., but Time. Time enough to sit down and write all the scenes that keep popping into my head, leading me to the next major crisis. Yes, sometimes I go back and rewrite something, but it’s because I realize that I’ve forgotten to add it in the first place. So… it’s going good despite being behind in the word count and that stupid Excel program telling me I won’t finish until mid Dec. of 2004. At least it’s within this year. 😀

All I have to do is pull several all-nighters and add every adverb and adjective and little words like ‘a’ and ‘the’ and even ‘and’, and I should be fine. Can you tell I am avoiding looking at the calendar now? Of course not, that would be paranoid of me to think that.

Oh well… toodles

Procrastination is a drug best served cold…

Daily Word Count: approx. 0… so yeah… 0
Total Word Count: 9510 words (give or take a few more)

Oy… it’s not that I’ve been procrastinating actively or anything like that. It’s just that I was busy this weekend and didn’t have time enough alone. Now that I am alone, I can’t seem to get myself to write anything to do with the story. I may have got myself into a rut or some kind of weird sand pit a la golf. Maybe I need to channel Tiger Woods or something. All I know is that it is gonna be a long night. And a long day. And a long week. And a long month. I’ve got to put myself through withdrawals and get my butt moving, my brain spinning, and my fingers a-dancing. Toodles.