Extremely Fucking Nigh

Alright. This is it. The last day. And I have 5,059 words to write. Totally doable (I wrote 5,036 words the day I crossed the 50,000 word finishline), but it’s going to be a long day.

Assuming you’re interested (which, I suppose, is one of the reasons for writing a blog in the first place), I’ll be updating sporadically throughout the day. So here’s hoping it’s at least exciting. The good news is I have two scenes coming up that I’ve had all night to think about, so I know more or less exactly what I want to happen. So at least I’ll hit the ground running.

My father wants to take the family out to lunch and I need to shower, so my first update will probably be in two hours or so. My goal is 1,000 words per minute—16.666 … words a minute.

Alright, enough stalling. Time to get to it!

Update: 3:40pm

Ooooook. So my dad waited until two minutes before 1pm (as we were finishing our lunch) to tell me that he had scheduled a half an hour massage for both myself and him. So how do you cay “No” to a massage? Which is my way of saying I did not. We got a massage by the same lady, which meant we were there for an hour, which meant I did not finally settle in to get down to writing until 2:30. Which means I’ve only been writing for an hour so far. It hasn’t been so bad. I have 653 words.

I’ve been writing in the living room, so as not to seem anti-social to my parents. But my father went to the store to by some cable that he wants for his new PS3 and my mother is asleep in a reclining chair … leaving me the only one aware of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the television. Time to go to my room and get serious about this.

4,406 words to go.

Update: 4:44pm

Another hour past and you can add 720 words to the count. That brings the total to 1,373. 3,686 to go. I imagine my family will want to eat dinner in an hour or so, so I’ll update you again right before that.

Update: 5:45pm

Wooooo! One more hour: 906 more words. I’m starting to get cocky … 2,279—almost halfway there. I’m feeling a might peckish, so I’m going to take a break before finishing out the day. At this rate though, I’m hoping I’ll only need another three more good hours. Kinda makes me feel bad about all those days I was a total slacker….

Update: 7:43pm

I’m back from dinner. So it’s back to writing. My parents (naturally) chose today to rent the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie, which is … about the longest movie this side of The Lord of the Rings. I told them I would write and watch it at the same time. We’ll see if I can keep up the pace.

Here we go.

Update: 8:43pm

645 more words. 2,924 words total. I’ll try another hour of watching this movie, but I don’t know if this pace is going to work.

Update: 9:47pm

Well, not quite an hour has it been, but a wonderful time I have had. I’ve effectively managed to ignore the movie more or less, whose intricacies have lost long ago. It’s a confusing mess of a plot and it’s trying to be way more than it should be … at least to me. Anywho, that’s not why I’m writing. I’m writing to say I’ve had a heroic hour, managing 1,173 words, bringing my grand total for the day to 4,097. Ahhhh … 962 words left. If all goes well, I should reach 31,000 before this movie is done.

Huzzah!

Update: 11:08pm

Here the mighty stand triumphant!

Oh yes! I stand triumphant. 5,996 words! Here, wait. Hold on a second.

6,005 words! Is that a personal best? I have no idea. I’d have to check my January records. I don’t care—I’m calling it a personal record. 6,000 words and I made my deadline with forty-nine minutes to spare! I’m glad I didn’t leave it till the end…. 🙂

Alright. It’s been a long day. Time for beddy-bye. Good night, and a Merry August to you all!

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