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Not going to make it... ;__;

According to the NaNo Website I have less than two hours to finish... ;__;

Because it's counting time according to local time. And yes, that's what it says in the NaNo rules: you have to be done by midnight local time.


If my taxes hadn't gotten in the way at the last moment... But the IRS more or less gave me a final deadline: today. Or pay an amount of taxes that *they* would determine. >.> So I was working on my taxes until 3 am this morning. Then dropped dead. By the time I managed to get back to writing, it was more or less evening.

*another sigh*

And I *so* wanted to finish this time... ;__;

31515 words. There's no way I can write another 18485 words in the next 1 hour and 44 minutes left...

And I don't want to cheat... really I don't...

Oh well... ;__;

EDIT: 33501 words at the last second...

Maybe next year...

I think I'll just go over into that corner and huddle there, feeling very, very unhappy and sorry for myself.


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Dec. 1st, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
*pets* You did great! I know you didn't want to cheat, but I don't think the purpose of NaNo is to depress you either! You got a great deal done on your story and you should be proud of that!
Dec. 1st, 2009 11:12 am (UTC)

Thank you for your encouraging words. Sure I could have just copied part of the text and added it in to fill the gap. But I wanted actually *write* this thing to the end. *sigh* To prove something to myself. So yeah, I was quite depressed last night, even this morning.

But I'll get over it. I do want to finish the story - I still have quite a bit to go with it - and then I want to edit it and turn it into something good. :)

Thank you. <3
Dec. 1st, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear that you're upset. But ... You managed 33.5k. There are some people that started out with a bang and fizzled at 10k or less. You did good. Be proud of what you did. Not upset because of what you didn't do.

Next year you'll do it.
Dec. 1st, 2009 11:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs*

Well, I'd had my heart set on finishing. At least *this* year. But I guess I just started too late... >.> Though I did get more written this month than in the last 10 years... ^___^ So maybe I should just look at *that* as an achievement.

Yes, I'll *definitely* make it next year! *HUGS*
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Dec. 1st, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)

Thank you so much! And yes, I'm going to finish it. Even if I didn't make NaNo, I still want a complete story, once I'm done. At least it got me back into writing... :)

Maybe we'll just start together next year? :)
Dec. 1st, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
That's an ASTONISHING amount of words! You are AWESOME! *\o/*
Hope it reads perfectly when you come round to looking over it!
Dec. 1st, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. *HUGS you*

It seems insignificant compared to the goal, but maybe it isn't so bad, because it *did* get me started on writing again. And I definitely want to not only finish it, but also go over it afterwards and make it *good*. ^___^
Dec. 1st, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Can I say, I think 33k is bloody fantastic??!!!
Pat yourself on the back for that!
Dec. 1st, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)

But... but... but...

I was *sooo* determined to win *this* time... ;__;

Hm... *eyes you speculatively*

How would you like to be my editor? ^_____^


Thank you. *HUGSHUGS*

Now all I have to do is finish convincing myself that it's ok... But you know how that is... ^^
Dec. 1st, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
*eyes you back*

Hon, I would love to, but I'm in a bit of a time crisis already :(. I'm not a safe bet LOL!!

*sigh* seriously, I already just 'resigned' from betaing for someone else, which was a real disappointment for me, but I just couldn't make the time for it and I wasn't being fair to her. I'll be the first to volunteer for you though, if my circumstances change!
Dec. 1st, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
No problem. I almost thought you wouldn't have time - considering what I've read in your journal... - but I thought I'd ask. ^___^

*HUGS back*
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