NaNoWriMo Day 17 Status

So todays version of Elgin is up at Smashwords, or should be shortly.   As before please have a look and let me know what you think. If you can plow through all the bad grammar, fumble finger mistakes, cut and paste snafu’s etc.   You can follow the links to the side they should get you there, and they also give you access to the Moon Dreams a sci fi thriller about the year after next year, and if you like that, Under Siege, a novel of the far distant future, where humans are still human far from the wreckage that was Earth.
  Cheers
 
Status from NaNoWriMo:
Target Word Count 50,000 Target Average Words Per Day 1,667
Words Written Today 1,071
Total Words Written 45,541  Current Day 17

Your Average Per Day 2,678

Words Remaining 4,459  days Remaining 14
Words Per Day To Finish On Time 319
At This Rate You Will Finish On November 18, 2011
 

NaNoWriMo Day 16 Status

NaNoWriMo Status:
Target Word Count  50,000  Target Average Words Per Day  1,667

Words Written Today  2,066

Total Words Written  44,470  Current Day  16
Your Average Per Day  2,779
Words Remaining  5,530 Days Remaining  15
At This Rate You Will Finish On  November 17, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  369

NaNoWriMo Day 14 Status

So I’ve always had this problem, I have a picture of the arc of the story now, have various characters in place, more things to reveal.  etc, etc but I begin to wonder is it all too damn predictable.  If some has read to this point are they going to say, ‘oh I know how this all ends up, BORING.” I don’t think so but it niggles at me. 
 
NaNoWriMo Day 14:
Words Written Today  1,448
Total Words Written  41,414  Current Day  14
Your Average Per Day  2,958
Words Remaining  8,586 Days Remaining  17
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  506

At This Rate You Will Finish On  November 16, 2011

Target Word Count  50,000  Target Average Words Per Day  1,667
 
 

Elgin is up on Smashwords

Cover to my newest Novel
Cover to Elgin By M.A.Harris

So here is the cover I whined about spending a lot of Saturday working on, I think its pretty good. 

 
You should be able to click-through and get to the Smaswords page for the book and download the most current version.  I pulled up the ePub version, seems to work pretty well.  Saw several issues already but that’s what you get for getting the raw unedited form.
Don’t feel bad if you can’t make progress because of all the bad grammar and spelling.  But if you can plow through, suggestions would be welcome, I just won’t guarantee I’ll take them up.
 
Anyway here is the link to Elgin, again
 
 Regards
 

NaNoWriMo Day 13

So when you get to see where I am story wise you’ll agree that this is not a 50K word book, but I think I can keep it sub 100K….maybe, I hope anyway. We shall see.
 
NaNoWriMo Day 13 Status on Elgin 
Words Written Today 5,634
Total Words Written  39,966  Current Day  13
Your Average Per Day   3,074
Words Remaining  10,034   Days Remaining  18
At This Rate You Will Finish On  November 16, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  558

Target Word Count  50,000  Target Average Words Per Day  1,667

 

NaNoWriMo Day 12 Update

So I spent most of the day on this and only got 2,628 words written.  Yesterday I spent less time overall and put out a lot more words.  As per typical there is more than one reason, and writers block per se  was not one of them.  Mainly it was because I spent a lot of today doodling on my iPad creating a ‘professional quality’ (per Smash Words Style Guide) cover for Elgin. I love doodling on graphical projects, and especially on the iPad.  I started out trying to do a typical (atypical) swords and sorcery type cover with Elgin the Iffrit and Elgin the Cowboy etc, and this was stupid, I’m not an artist.  Then I started playing around with scenery and graphics do-dads and came up the the pretty cool cover you’ll all be seeing soon. 
While I was doing that I was pondering shifting the ‘publishing’ of the ongoing work the Smashwords, who have kindly made Meatgrinder and their site available to NaNoWriMo works.  Trying to do it on the web page is a bit of a pain since there is something hinky with the import of large blocks of word text into WP, almost undoubtedly me not the site but not something I’m going to bother fighting right now. 
Then of course was the fact that I was mucking around in my mind with the usual….you’re getting too long, too wordy, too discursive.  But then I went back and as of this time I really don’t know that I am.  Oh I can see sections an editor would say cut out, and they’d be right technically, but I have to wonder if the shibboleths of the day of physical type setting, or even physical paper and binding, should come across full force into eBooks, I like books that flesh out the character, that spend some time explaining things, describing things.  As long as they’re not boring.
 
Status from NaNoWriMo
Words Written Today  2,628
Total Words Written  34,332  Current Day  12
Average Per Day   2,861
Words Remaining  15,668  Days Remaining  19
At This Rate You Will Finish On November 17, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  82

Target Word Count  50,000  Target Average Words Per Day 1,667

 
 

NaNoWriMo Day 11 Status

From NaNoWriMo Calculator
Words Written Today  6,367
Total Words Written  31,704 Current Day  11

Your Average Per Day  2,882

Words Remaining  18,296  Days Remaining  20
At This Rate You Will Finish On  November 17, 2011

Target Word Count  50,000

Target Average Words Per Day  1,667
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  915

NaNoWriMo Day 10

OK, OK I will post a couple of more chapters in the next day or so.
Anyway
From NaNoWriMo Status
Words Written Today 2,390
Total Words Written  25,337   Current Day 10
Your Average Per Day 2,533

Target Word Count  50,000   Target Average Words Per Day  1,667

Words Remaining 24,663  Days Remaining 21
At This Rate You Will Finish On  November 19, 2011
Words Per Day To Finish On Time  1,175