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November 11th, 2008 (01:00 am)

current mood: distressed

......I think it's the frustration I'm going through with NaNo. ^^;; I seriously need to take a break and do something light and fun and *mindless*. >.>

I'm still a little behind on NaNo at 15,650 (should've reached 16,667 by midnight), but am hoping to get fully caught up tomorrow. After that, I won't be allowed to fall behind, and will try to continue with my current pace and get ahead instead. So far, while I seriously need to rewrite sections, the story is going reasonably well. I've written up 1 out of 4 pages of outline, and haven't even *begun* the real investigation yet. ^^; What gets me though, is that I'm *50 pages* (single spaced) into this story already! Fifty! Why must Japanese give such a low word count? Why am I so slow in writing in this language?? Why on earth was I ever stupid enough to do *NaNo* in this language?!? Writing is one thing, but with the combination of low word-yielding language and time limit, it's proving to be quite the task! >.<;

As it is, I foolishly decided to check my word count in Google Docs. I mentioned how Word blows things up for J, but Google Docs does the opposite! *laughs* It was quite the shocker. At the start of the evening I had

Google Docs: 840 words (ouch!)
OO: 13 143
Word: 26 300 (I wish!)

Ah well, I figure I have another 115 pages to go to finish this thing. *laughs* That's ~as many pages as IW! *cries*


Posted by: Hybrid Paradox (yunaura)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)

I was watching Utawarerumono while making another frilly headband instead of studying for tests and midterms. XD;;

*gives you more luck* You can do it~

That reminds me, how is IW going? And Greenwood... :X

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)

*laughs* Gotta love procrastination. :P



Gyaaaaaaaahhhhh! *flees*

I didn't read that. :P

Posted by: Hybrid Paradox (yunaura)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)

lol! Got it~Good luck again with your current NaNo writing first, then. ^.~

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 12th, 2008 04:37 am (UTC)

Cheers! ^_^

Posted by: lys (lysiithea)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)

I'm ashamed to say that I'm way way way way behind. About 7.6k words. I stopped writing over the weekend and took three days to read Skip Beat.

I still remember that night I turned on the computer to write ... and ended up reading Skip Beat until I didn't even sleep.

Japanese language should just count the number of characters!

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: November 11th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)

That's okay, you can still make it if you still want to. ^_^ NaNo's really about challenging yourself to a specific task, but it's not the only way to go about things. Some people don't like the quantity over quality aspect of it and would rather do things a bit more leisurely like with Novel in 90. (Of course, some people don't need or want the arbitrarily assigned deadlines either. ^^ )

Skip Beat's fun. I didn't like the start to the manga (I've since dropped watching the anime because it was getting on my nerves) but I've grown to like it since. That's a lot of reading you did there! (Not that I can say a lot with Hakushaku... :P )

*laughs*! I wish! I'd have almost 35k and would be laughing the rest of the way through Nov! ^^; Ah well, I should be back on target by the end of today and will hopefully start to work on pulling ahead to the finish line. The earlier I finish, the earlier I can convert the whole thing into romaji which would be easier for the bots to count compared to J script. ^_^

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