By Writing Excuses | November 23, 2011 - 12:08 pm - Posted in PSA

This your third week of NaNoWriMo, and Dan’s here to tell you your wordcount should be at around 38,000. He also tells us how NaNoWriMo helped him write faster and keep to a schedule, and that you (yes YOU) are awesome.

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11 Comments

  1. November 23, 2011 @ 1:34 pm


    Thanks Dan. I’m about 25k words behind pace. Maybe I’ll knock out 25k words in the next couple hours.

    Posted by Duke
  2. November 23, 2011 @ 2:00 pm


    I’ve really enjoyed these little pep talks; thanks for taking the time to do them. ^o^

    Posted by Brooke
  3. November 23, 2011 @ 7:50 pm


    Thank you for doing these guys. I can’t wait for next weeks mini thing and having Howard talk to us on the 30th: It’s the final countdown! *Insert Europe Music here*

    Posted by Julie
  4. November 23, 2011 @ 10:35 pm


    @Julie: There will be lyrics, but they will not be from Europe’s “The Final Countdown.” In fact, they will not be from Europe at all.

    Posted by Howard Tayler
  5. November 23, 2011 @ 11:19 pm


    and as a decoration for your Thanksgiving day desk, print out this transcript and pin it up over the turkey…

    http://wetranscripts.livejournal.com/52555.html

    Posted by Mike Barker
  6. November 24, 2011 @ 7:57 am


    Thanks Dan! I’m at about 39,000 words and I’m going to to keep hammering away and try to finish this thing in the next few days. I agree that Nanowrimo has helped me become a lot more consistent writer, its helped me write every day even when I’m not exactly in the mood.

    Posted by Tyler Mills
  7. November 24, 2011 @ 9:59 am


    Thank you so much for these peps talks, Dan, Mary and Brandon… They have really helped this NaNo Noobie. Will Howard be doing a pep talk? And what is a Mind Meld? I don’t remember hearing mention of that on the podcast… but then, I’m old… :-)

    Will you all be talking about what one does with the… story… that one has written during NaNo, and how to turn it into something readable?

    Posted by K. V. Hardy
  8. November 24, 2011 @ 6:22 pm


    @K.V. Hardy Sorry — I thought the Mind Meld comment was a trackback from SF Signal, but it was actually kind of spammish. BALEETED.

    Posted by Howard Tayler
  9. November 25, 2011 @ 11:18 am


    Hello Dan, I wanted to thank you Brandon, Mary and am looking forward to Howard’s pep talk… I ve been behind from the beginning and am only at 38000 after thanksgiving… I’ve found my pace and am working along regularly now. pass that thanks around…. hope to finish the book and have an actual ending this time around…

    Posted by Greg
  10. November 25, 2011 @ 9:28 pm


    I cannot be convinced that editing-as-you-go is bad.

    I have also never finished a novel length project.

    Posted by Tony
  11. November 27, 2011 @ 5:59 am


    lol at Tony only because I was about to type a comment strikingly similar to that one until I read it, at which time I just burst out laughing.

    Posted by Joshua