Wednesday, November 02, 2005

As of 8:35 a.m. Today's NaNoWriMo word count is.... 4046!

13 Comments:

Blogger Simon Peter said...

Well done. If it was me, I think I'd be somewhere around 3 words. I love/hate writing the book reviews that I do for Slashdot. I love writing my opinions (who knew?), but I hate having to try and hit their recommended 1000 word minimum for reviews.

Arrrgh. It brings back horrible images of school and having to write minimum word count essays. Of course, it didn't help that both my parents qualify for the advanced grammar police and used to inspect my output regularly. They also used to slash out stuff when they felt that I was waffling. Ever lost a whole paragraph 'cause someone else thought it was unnecessary? Arrrgh. I blame them for my terrible terseness.

11/02/2005 05:58:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Simon: You're terse? You communicate clearly and concisely, which is not the same as terse - unless you're talking about your feeling with your beloved, when concise is probably not what she's after...

I only get involved with my children's schoolwork in a consultant capacity. The actual work - which includes proof-reading their own stuff - is their own. Thus I rarely blue-pencil anything, and I've certainly yet to excise an entire paragraph - former English major and teacher though I am! So, quite a different approach to that of your parents.

And yet my son is definitely terse. Go figure.

11/02/2005 08:15:00 PM  
Blogger Golden Cloud said...

Congrats! You are off to a great start! This is my first year doing nanowrimo, very exciting!

~g.c.

11/02/2005 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

GC: Exciting, indeed, specially for you, given what you seem to be writing about. Here's to the next 47,000!!

11/02/2005 08:26:00 PM  
Blogger Jenorama said...

Woo hoo! Way to go!!!

11/02/2005 11:27:00 PM  
Blogger Anon said...

Not bad, thats an outstanding 4046 more than ive done :-)

11/03/2005 04:49:00 AM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

you go, girl.....

2,500 here.....

cq

11/03/2005 07:28:00 AM  
Blogger doris said...

Keep going at that rate and you'll have somewhere between 121,000 and 200,000 words! :-)

11/03/2005 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Candace said...

Holy crap!

11/03/2005 09:18:00 AM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

WAY TO GO, MARY!!!!

11/03/2005 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous M&Co. said...

Yeah!

11/03/2005 04:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Thanks everybody! How can I fail to forge my fifty thousand, with all you people cheering me on? I love the blogosphere!! Yay, all you guys!!

Hugs and kisses all round!
xoxo

11/03/2005 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

Doris: Oops! Almost missed you there. WELCOME to Mary's madness. Hope I see you around here again!

11/03/2005 10:04:00 PM  

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