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NaNo 2020: Liz+Zac total revamp



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Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:10 am
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Day Four

Working on: Finishing draft 1 of Dark Corners, Bright Spaces
Word crawl of the day: We're getting there, but still the Mean Girls Crawl
Listened to:
Words written today: 1004/1667
Total manuscript words: 54,743
Total NaNo words: 5298

Favorite line of the day:
“I’m begging you. We need something to go well this year.”
LOL AGREE.

I'm happy I at least got over 1000 words today! I'm only about a day behind now and I can make that up this weekend. This week has been so bananas with the election obviously and lots of work stuff. But it's almost the weekend.

I really thought I'd hit the goal tonight but I hit a wall and am super tired. BUT I KNOW WHAT THE NEXT COUPLE OF SCENES ARE AND I THINK THE END IS IN SIGHT.

(As much as I've enjoyed figuring out this story and getting to know this new cast, I'm so excited to start working on the new Liz+Zac story!!)
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Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:25 am
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Day Five

Working on: Getting close to the end of Dark Corners, Bright Spaces draft 1!
Word crawl of the day: Also getting close to the end of the Mean Girls Crawl
Listened to:
Words written today: 1670/1667
Total manuscript words:
Total NaNo words: 6968
Favorite line of the day:
I don't want to say because it's creepy and spoilery ;)

WOW I ACTUALLY HIT THE TARGET TODAY.
Only about a day behind - 1367 words to make up. I can do that!! Hoping to write 2000 words tomorrow and then catching up the rest of the day Saturday.


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Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:02 am
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Day Six

Working on: Dark Corners, Bright Spaces (I hope to finish this weekend!)
Word crawl of the day: the last little bit of the Mean Girls Crawl
Listened to:
Words written today: 72/1667 yikes
Total manuscript words: 56,485
Total NaNo words: 7040

Favorite line of the day:


I wrote a tiny bit this morning and figured I'd come back at the end of the day and write a bunch. I am so tired. This week has been a lot with the election obviously but it was also super, super busy work wise.
Hoping to write a LOT this weekend! :)
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Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:30 am
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Day Seven

Working on: TODAY I MIGHT FINISH DARK CORNERS, BRIGHT SPACES
Word crawl of the day: Finishing the Mean Girls Crawl, starting the Great British Bake Off crawl
Listened to: the birds chirping as I sat outside to write this afternoon :) And then spring ambience sounds even though it's fall...
Words written today: 3170
Total manuscript words: 59,665
Total NaNo words: 10,210

Favorite line of the day:
“Look at you little evil genius.”

YAY!! Now only one day behind! If I can write 3126 words tomorrow I'll be all caught up! I did it today and I CAN DO IT AGAIN TOMORROW!
(I'm also going to finish this novel tomorrow!!)
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Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:38 am
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Day Eight

Working on: FINISHING DARK CORNERS, BRIGHT SPACES (or not :p)
Word crawl of the day: Great British Bake Off Crawl
Listened to:
Words written today: 461
Total manuscript words: 60116
Total NaNo words: 10,671

Favorite line of the day:

So much for getting caught up! Today was busy and I just wasn't in a clear enough headspace to get much forward momentum. May tomorrow be the day I finish this book! :)
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Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:47 am
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Day Nine

322 words today
Total manuscript: 60,450
Nano total: 10993


I have SO much to do at work right now. UGH. And I have a mild cold (nasal congestion only) so I'm not feeling 100%. My words today are garbage but I at least wanted to get something on the page. I still believe it's possible for me to get caught up to the word count goal! I should be all caught up on work by the end of the day tomorrow or definitely by Wednesday and then I'll be able to slap an ending on this book and START MY LIZ + ZAC REVAMP THAT I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT!
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:34 am
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Day Ten

451 words today
Total manuscript: 60,901
Nano total: 11444

Still swamped at work although it's getting better! I'm just sprinting as much as I can in the small window before bed rather than doing a crawl, but I'm hoping I can start crawling again tomorrow and make up some of this ground I've lost! :)
We're almost there!!
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Got to 11595 total on Day 11.

Intended to start much earlier today but then I succumbed to the siren call of youtube and went down a rabbit hole :p

111 words today. CRUSHING IT THIS WEEK :p

But I'm proud that I've written something each day, even the days when I've been drowning in work or motivation is sitting around zero.

I'm not traveling for Thanksgiving this year, so who knows, maybe I'll have a crazy hail Mary writing weekend to close out the month!! I'm coming back swinging don't you worry. I'm always bad at slapping endings on books too so once I finally end this thing I can write all the L+Z reboot scenes that are ready to goooooo :D
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Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:25 am
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Day Thirteen
GETTING BACK IN GEAR NOW FRIENDS.

Working on: Literally finishing Dark Corners, Bright Spaces
(AND NOW FINALLY STARTING THE LIZ+ZAC REBOOT)
Word crawl of the day: Great British Bake Off Crawl
Listened to: cozy ambient sounds
Also, now that we're back to L+Z...
Chopin Ballade No. 1 (brought to you by Yuzuru Hanyu's 2018 Olympic short program
Words written today: 1773
Total manuscript words: 62,537 of Dark Corners, Bright Spaces
Plus 450 L+Z Reboot words!
Total NaNo words: 13479

Favorite line of the day:
For now, this was good. And that was enough.

ALSO DARK CORNERS, BRIGHT SPACES IS FINISHED! 62,537 words!
NEVER THOUGHT THIS DAY WOULD COME.



Am now a mere 8192 words behind.
lol easy enough to get caught up!
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Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:50 am
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Day Fourteen

Working on: Liz+Zac Reboot!!
Word crawl of the day: Finishing Great British Bake Off Crawl
Starting the Sleep-away camp crawl
Listened to:
**Seimei (brought to you by Yuzuru Hanyu's 2018 Olympic gold medal winning performance - seriously worth a watch, I love Yuzu so much this performance still gives me chills GO. OFF. KING!)
**Vivaldi's Four Seasons (brought to you by Shoma Uno's 2018 Olympic short program - specifically Winter)
**Violin Fantasy on Puccini’s Turandot & Nessun Dorma (brought to you by Shoma Uno's 2018 Olympic silver medal winning performance)
**Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (brought to you by Javier Fernandez's 2018 Olympic Short program) - this is such a cool performance <3 I didn't listen to the whole movie soundtrack, just what he skated to
**Man of La Mancha (brought to you by Javier Fernandez's 2018 Olympic bronze medal winning performance) listened to the whole musical soundtrack!
**A love before time from the movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" (brought to you by Jin Boyang's 2018 Olympic Short program)
**The Planets (brought to you by Jin Boyang's 2018 Olympic 4th place program - specifically Mars, he also skated to star wars but i'm going to skip over that one due to length...)

Words written today: 3186
Total manuscript words: 3642 on the L+Z Reboot
Total NaNo words: 16,670

Favorite line of the day:
I don't have a line to share, but I will say I've missed Liz's attitude <3


Are we sensing a theme with the music I'm listening to? :p
I told you the listening to part would be more important once I finally got back into Liz+Zac. I've always listened to classical music when working on this story. Scheherazade is the official song of L+Z because I've listened to it 936428461 times when working on the previous iterations of this story. This time I'm drawing from the pieces that inspired incredible Olympic figure skating moments!! :)


Am now a mere 6668 words behind!
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Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:49 am
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Day Fifteen

Working on: Liz+Zac Reboot!
Word crawl of the day: Finishing the Sleep-away camp crawl
Listened to:
**Nemesis by Benjamin Clementine (brought to you by Nathan Chen's 2018 short program - this is from Worlds because we don't talk about that olympic short program....)
**Mao's Last Dancer (brought to you by Nathan Chen's 2018 Olympic free program, the highest scoring in the event. SOOOO worth the watch. This performance gives me chills too because of how hard he fought for this.
**Black Swan-movie version (brought to you by Alina Zagitova's 2018 Olympic short program)
**Don Quixote (brought to you by Alina Zagitova's 2018 gold medal winning Olympic free program)

Words written today: 1964
Total manuscript words: 5725
Total NaNo words: 18634

Favorite line of the day:
"More time with Zac? Oh. We’d be there."
;)


Am now a mere 6371 words behind!
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Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:22 am
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Day Sixteen

Working on: Liz+Zac Reboot
Word crawl of the day: Really finishing the Sleep-away camp crawl
Starting the Draw 5 Challenge
Listened to:
**Don Quixote
**Nocturne in C# minor by Chopin (brought to you by MY QUEEN Evgenia Medvedeva's Olympic short program)

Words written today: 1775
Total manuscript words: 7553
Total NaNo words: 20459 (finally broke 20k!)

Favorite line of the day:
“Fine we won’t go.” I stared her down.
I still planned to go.


Am now a mere 6214 word behind!
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Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:48 am
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Day Seventeen

Working on: Liz + Zac Reboot
Word crawl of the day: Draw 5 Challenge
Listened to:
The bachelorette <3
*Anna Karenina - movie version (brought to you by MY QUEEN Evgenia Medvedeva's 2018 silver medal winning Olympic free skate - no shade to Alina, but I will NEVERR get over Evgenia not winning gold.)

Words written today: 1675
Total manuscript words: 9219
Total NaNo words: 21829

Favorite line of the day:


DID NOT THINK I WOULD HIT THE GOAL TODAY!!! (although I actually need to write about 2000 words a day now to hit 50k, I'm still shooting for the 1667 with extra on the weekends!)


Am now a mere 6510 words behind!
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:09 am
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Day Eighteen

Working on: Liz+Zac Reboot
Word crawl of the day: Draw 5 Challenge
Listened to:
*Finishing up Anna Karenina movie soundtrack
*Sous de ciel de Paris & Milord (brought to you by Katelyn Osmond's 2018 Olympic short program)
*Swan Lake (brought to you by Katelyn Osmond's 2018 bronze medal winning Olympic free skate)

Words written today: 888
Total manuscript words: 10112 (broke 10k!!)
Total NaNo words: 22717

Favorite line of the day:
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Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:00 am
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Day Nineteen

Working on: Liz+Zac Reboot
Word crawl of the day: still doing this Draw 5 Challenge
Listened to: Swan Lake again

Words written today: 2287
Total manuscript words: 12399!!
Total NaNo words: 25014

Favorite line of the day:
I could have smacked her upside the head, settling instead for a look of utter disdain. Wingwoman Cherry at it again.

<3


Am now a mere 6659 words behind!! (But if I could start at 10pm and do this well I CAN DO ANYTHING AND I WILL STILL BEAT NANO THIS YEAR.)
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