Wednesday, November 18, 2015

New Milestone: Best Ever

I did it! I beat my all-time NaNoWriMo word count!

My new record to beat is 12,400 words and climbing.

This is still far behind the 50,000 words that I'm supposed to have written by the end of November, but I'm celebrating anyway.

New Milestone: The Big One-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh

I hit 10,000 words on my NaNoWriMo project!

So, including all the words I wrote before NaNoWriMo started, my novel is at 19,680 words. That's crazy, you guys. I would have to go back through my old laptop, but I'm pretty sure this is the longest thing I've written since my first "novel" that I wrote in middle school.

The novel I'm working on now has significantly fewer sudden rainstorms.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


My word count for NaNoWriMo 2015 is, as many Dragon Ball Z fans might say, OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't really watched Dragon Ball Z much, but I can appreciate a good meme all the same.

Of course, I am ridiculously behind on NaNoWriMo. I'm supposed to be at 28,333 words right now, and I haven't even broken 10,000 yet. I don't think I'm quite done writing for tonight, though, so perhaps that will change! At the moment, the NaNoWriMo website is telling me that I can still finish on time if I write 2,902 words per day for the next two weeks, as opposed to the 1,667 words that I would write per day if I were actually on target.

Will I make it to 50,000 words this year? You know, I'm not sure. I have family coming later this week, and you're not supposed to go and hide in your room when you have family visiting you from all the way across the country. I'm going to really try, though. I've been bringing a notebook with me to work so I can write during slow moments (although I maintain good customer service practices!), and that's actually helped me get a lot of work done.

Writing by hand and adding the words to my Word document later has been a really good technique for me. Sometimes I have a hard time getting started when I'm typing, but it's almost always easier to write with a pen.

If nothing else, I'm going to beat my all-time NaNoWriMo record! Surely I can beat 12,360 words. Surely.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

First World Problems: Pizza

Today my family wanted to go out to a pizza restaurant for dinner, but I wasn't hungry at the time because I had eaten a late lunch.

That's a first world problem if I've ever heard one.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

NaNoWriMo Problems

That moment when you've stayed up late trying to reach your NaNoWriMo target for the day, but then you realize that it's after midnight and everything you've been working on for the past half hour actually counts for the next day's word count.


On the bright side, the past few days have been very good writing days for me. I found the right kind of inspiration and managed to put down my Xbox controller for a while!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It Finally Happened


My sister helped me with my Wreck This Journal. She helped me extremely well.

That last piece of paper holding the book together could not withstand the force with which the journal was thrown down the stairs.

I still haven't decided whether I'm going to tape the book together or just leave it in three separate pieces. Those pieces are, of course, the front part, the back part, and the one page that fell out months ago when I rolled the book down a hill.

The Best Ice Cream Flavor

The best flavor of ice cream is undoubtedly Chocolate Moose Tracks.

There are so many Moose Tracks flavors, as you can see from the Official Moose Tracks Site. Denali Flavors has really outdone themselves on the delicious factor. Some of my favorites are the original Moose Tracks and Mint Moose Tracks.

But nothing-- I repeat, nothing can beat the Chocolate Moose Tracks flavor. There's nothing better than a huge of bowl of rich chocolate ice cream filled with peanut butter cups and endless ribbons of fudge. My mouth waters just thinking about it.

I'm not getting paid to endorse Denali Flavors. I just had some Chocolate Moose Tracks tonight and decided I needed to share it with the world. Here you go, world. Enjoy.