I'm Failing At NaNoWriMo

posted in Books, Games, Pressed & Bound, Work on Nov 10, 2008

This is the start of the second week of NaNoWriMo, and to date I have written a total of 0 words for the event. Time to make excuses:

  1. Pressed & Bound went nuts last week. I lost the .com (be sure to check your email for expiration notices!) and had to change everything over to .net. That took a good couple of days to wrangle together. It also helped make Episode 56 not get uploaded yet, although we’ve done Episode 57 already. Maybe Episode 56 will be our “floor 13”: you know it’s supposed to be there, but it’s disappeared.
  2. There are an exorbitant amount of games that I have to/need want to play. Currently I’m waste deep into Fable II, slaughtering hundreds of hobbes and buying up real estate in Bloodstone. Also, Wrath of the Lich King comes out in less than a week, so last week I’ve been gearing up – figuratively and literally – for the game. My guy is a total badass, and I’m sorry Other WoW Nerds, but, no, I do not play Combat-Swords. I like playing Subtlety, get over it. I know I don’t do as much DPS, but I really don’t care; it’s more fun my way. Shadowstep ftw. Additionally, there’s Gears of War 2 to worry about and Left 4 Dead and Rock Band 2. Seriously, there are too many games.
  3. Anathem.
  4. Work. I think I’d be more productive if I only had to go to work for maybe 4 hours a day. And I say that because every day I don’t do 8 hours of work. If it was concentrated I’d have more reason to get stuff done in that period of time. But that’s all an aside that’s not for this time and place.

So there you have it. A few excuses for me not having written anything yet. Had I been writing the average daily wordage you need to complete 50,000 words in a month, I’d be up to about 11.5k. As it stands now, if I want to start today, I will need to knock out 2,173 words per day to finish on time. That’s not horribly out of the question, but we’ll see how it goes. I might just submit the novelette I wrote a few years ago, but that would be cheating because I definitely didn’t write that in an month.

  • andrew_martin

    I’m also failing pretty miserably at NaNoWriMo. What I’ve written might not even fill a page.

    My excuses are work and Spore.

  • You should write a novel about Spore.