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Nanowrimo Novel Two: Medicine Show

Short post testing the double-widget setup that I have pasted in the Pad file for Medicine Show. I'm preparing to start the first chapter of my second novel this year. I reset the goal for my current goal for the month and then reset the widget for my goal for the book I'm working on.

Nanowrimo 2009 Supergoal: Three Book Year

Medicine Show, Nanovel Two 2009

This year I want to do three 80,000 word novels, beating my best. I almost did it in 2004, but in the middle of the second Nanovel I got new roommates, which distracted me enough that I did two 80,000 word novels -- one in ten days and one in twenty. This year I'm on track to do it -- so the first meter is the supergoal, my possibly-attainable High Goal. The second meter is the current novel in progress, its separate count. I am likely to run over on the supergoal if I get it, because they don't stop on the even number and never come in short. I'm lucky if I can get within 5,000 of the planned length for a novel.

Right now I'm pretty sure if there's a book three, it'll be a nature novel set in prehistoric times with extinct prehistoric megafauna and an interesting carnivore as a main character. But I might think of something else, so that's open till the day it actually starts.

Right now I'm in a position to match my best-ever Nanowrimo and if I even get to start the third novel, if I get in even one or two days of a third, then I've beaten my best. If I finish it, then I've raised the bar farther than I've done ever in my life and it will be glorious.

Come December I will be writing short stories and editing like a fiend. Eight days of December are dedicated to short-story production and submission so that I'll still meet my "Five Submissions" goal. It'll be fun to get some rejection slips again. Maybe this time I'll start an interesting collage of them.
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Nov. 10th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
You, sir, undoubtedly qualify for the Guiness Book of World Records. I am in complete and utter awe.
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Awww thanks. But no, I'm nowhere near the front runners. A person called Kateness had 268,000 yesterday, the last time I saw her count. She's been days ahead of me on every Shoutout thread.

I'm one of the Overachievers, yeah, but by no means the biggest Monster of Wordcount.
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
I can't begin to imagine . . . great job anyway! Wow!!!!
Nov. 11th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
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