Sunday, November 21, 2010

NaNoWriMo - Day Twenty-One: Harry Potter awaits

Despite the temptation to download hundreds of free books before midnight, I was able to restrain myself and finish up my last writing session of the day by 11:00pm.  6,079 words in one day!  Awesome.  Definitely a record for me, by the way.  That brought my total up to 31,535.  I was really excited to get past the 30,000 word mark, because it means I'm getting in range of being able to complete this thing!  (Guess I better figure out an ending, huh?)

And, finishing up by 11:00, I was still able to download bushels of free books.  In fact, it appears that it may have been a midnight-in-some-other-time-zone deadline, because I kept on downloading until about 1:30am.  It is really hard for me to turn down free books.  But, I have to admit, I'm a little concerned that someone is going to find the 200 Harlequin romances I downloaded and think I'm a porn dealer or something.  Oh, well, I guess that's a chance I'll just have to take.  I mean, they were free.

Now, you might think that all those shiny new free romances would hold me back from my writing today.  But you would be wrong!  I didn't even read any of them.  And I just now finished up 2,037 words for a new total of 33,572.

My reward for a weekend of sticking to my writing goals is to go see the new Harry Potter movie with my friend and her daughters. This will be the first Harry Potter movie that our kids have been old enough to watch in the theater without getting too scared (hopefully), so I'm looking forward to it!


  1. So glad you got so much writing done, and so glad you went with us to see HP! My girls both slept with me last night, but I think it was more of an excuse than actually being scared.

    And enjoy all those Harlequin romances, haha! If you start running out of writing inspiration you can always read one of those. (Hmmm, here's a great idea. Have the lead characters start out hating one another and then fall madly in love. THAT'S one plot twist no one will see coming!)

  2. Ha-ha, guess that one's been around since Jane Austen! Thanks for the advice, I might have to give it a try!

  3. Oh, and we had a lovely time as well! I think my girls unwound enough by the time we ate and got home and got to bed that they went to sleep okay. But they're still asleep, so I guess we'll just have to wait to see if they had any bad dreams . . .

  4. That's funny because when I wrote the first comment I was thinking about the cheesy plot lines from Harlequin romances. Then later I thought about the fact that P&P is basically the same plot, just better written, and I was getting back on here to leave a comment saying that when I saw that you beat me to it!