Adam (aodh) wrote,

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Show me your teeth.

November 7
Words Today:
Words Required: 11667
Total Word Count: 12034

Like pulling teeth.

I have come to the realization that I have a lot of ideas but no actual plot. This is a problem. I am going to spend the rest of the night outlining, or at the very least attempting to figure out a plot. Just thought I'd share my tricks for getting a lot of words fast this year:

- Play music. Loud and upbeat is your best bet, but nothing that you actually want to dance to. This will prevent any writing from occurring. (See: 7pm last night, "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta.)

- Sit down with a small word goal. I've been aiming for 250-500 words per sitting and I've been ending up with 1000. Less stress and takes a lot less time.

- Use the "prompts" thread on the NaNoWriMo "Reaching 50,000" forum judiciously. I wrote 2 pages based on the line, "Whoever ate the last cupcake was going to hurt. It would be death by frosting." Another 6 pages came from, "I can freaking taste the rainbow in here."

- Sacrifice a goat to Cthulhu. 'nuff said.

I did a whole lot of nothing this weekend. Went out Friday night (sigh) with Jodi, met up with Diana, Bry, and their friends Amanda and Donna. Danced a lot. Went home at 2am. Not bad. Sat around all day Saturday. Sat around all day Sunday. Ate a lot. Watched the entirety of Lost Girl - amazing show, I recommend it 100% - and a good portion of the first season of Big Bang Theory. Sigh. Procrastination...

Back to the weekly grind. Awesome. Gotta start applying to recruiters... stop pissing around Adam! Git 'er done.
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