Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NaNoWriMo - Day 30

Well, technically it's just day 22 for me because I signed up eight days late, but no one's going to wait for me. I guess I knew this when I started out that it was a death sentence. I may have even mentioned that when I started writing.

It's just a little over three hours left until I can submit my word count, but I am not going to, because when did 10,800 become great when winning the contest required at least 50,000 words. So even though I was on leave today, I didn't write much because I knew there was no way I could reach 50,000. I have decided to take my time, build the story and characters and do this systematically.

Caught the bloody Prankster!

For the last few months we've been facing some kind of trouble. Someone has been ringing the doorbell and running away. It's so annoying; followed only by the sound of the bell rung two times in one go. You hear the bell ring and rush to open the door, and then you see that there's no one standing there. The thing is, since we live on the ground floor, it is so convenient for whoever it is to just run off either to one of the floors above ours or right outside the building.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Flipping out

It's day 19 at NaNoWriMo and my word count has continued to remain at around 3,000 (which I managed to accomplish the first day I started writing.) I just have 11 days to finish and reach the 50,000 word mark which means around 4,300 words per day, which is not a bad thing if only I get around to actually sit and type the shit out.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fill in the Blanks Friday #6

Oh Gosh! It's been so long since I did this. After such a long time, I'm filling the blanks again from Lauren's blog. If you're new to this, here's what you have to do. Fill these blanks with your own answers on your blog and link up here or you can leave a comment on her post. Ready or  not, here we go!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NaNoWriMo - Day 1

I finally started writing today. I was toying with an idea for the last two days (since I signed up) and was wondering if it was the right way to go. I thought of other options but I nothing struck me as worth writing a novel about. So after talking to Sandeep and Ratz, I decided to stick to my original plan and start writing already!

If I'd started writing on November 1, in order to reach the 50,000 word mark I would have had to write 1,667 words per day and I was already eight days behind. So I calculated and decided that to still be able to achieve my target I would have to write 2,272 words per day. Oh boy! Targets and plans!!!! I'm never good at them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm in sooo much trouble

Sometimes I do things that I really could live without. There are things that even if I hadn't known about, my life could go on without a hitch. But I am a curious person and I ask a lot of questions. And that got me here. It's not that I am regretting it, because it maybe the most wonderful thing that could ever happen to me, but right now I am shit scared and I have to get going, which is why this is going to be a very hurried post (except for the spell and grammar check once I'm done writing! :P)

I am the worst when it comes to achieving targets. I make brilliant plans, I really do. And the plans are made to yield, even if I am able to keep up with even 60% of it (I'm not kidding!) But it's not in my nature. I am a very lazy person and I love to procrastinate. There always seems to be something better to do than what I have planned. Fortunately this time, I have to make plans for something I actually enjoy. (Well, we'll see about that!)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I could live without them...

I wish I could really write about the 'people' I could live without, but no. There is no room for hate on this blog! Or in my life too at the moment. I'm trying to make my world a better place, you see. But I don't think others get the idea; and I mean literally in the sense of making "this world" a better place.

It was Diwali two days ago, and since it is a long festival, the celebrations are still on. It is supposed to be the highlight of the year in India; when it comes to festivities I mean. Otherwise the IPL  (or anything to do with 1. cricket and 2. football) takes precedence over everything. People live for cricket here; well, most of them at least. I'm not sure what the situation would be like if Diwali and cricket coincided!