Sunday, 22 November 2009

NaNo - 19,000 Words Needed

I can't believe after all the typing I've been doing this month that I still have 19,000 words to find in the next nine days. Scary stuff.

However, as I hadn't blogged at all this week, I thought I'd quickly tell you about an excellent talk I went to yesterday with Rob at the Jersey Archives. It was given by Ian Ronayne, author of the book, 'Ours' about a small group of Jerseyman who left the island to fight in the First World War. You can buy the book here.

As soon as I've crawled to the end of NaNoWriMo on 30th November, I'll grab the book from Rob and read it properly myself as it's full of fascinating information and photos. In fact, sitting in front of us was an elderly lady who's father's photo is included in the book. It was history coming alive and I'm so glad I dragged myself away from my computer long enough to attend.

23 comments:

Queenie said...

I think you're doing brilliantly on the NaNo front. I bet lots of NaNo-ers don't even get to 30k in the whole month, let alone 50k. Keep it up, not long now!

DJ Kirkby said...

You're doing so well! After being side swipped by swine flu I've not got almost 30,000 to find and am seriously worried.

Jan Jones said...

Blimey - that's a stunning total already!

Enjoy the book when you get to it. I should think you'll need a rest!

Susie Vereker said...

Amazing output. Well done, Debs.

L-Plate Author said...

What do you mean 19,000 left. What about the 31,000 you've crammed in! Well done you, you've almost put me to shame ;) x

TOM FOOLERY said...

I've got 6000+ going spare! TFx

Faye said...

Thanks for the heads up on the WW I book, Debs. Will see if Amazon USA has it. I'm in a WWs I and II phase right now. Finished "Skeletons at the Feast" by Chris Bohjalian last night--great love story in WW II. Re-reading the lovely "Birdsong" today.

Hope your fingers are able to fly across that keyboard this week to reach your goal. What pressure! You probably need some good chocolate and bubbly to speed things along.

Annieye said...

You're doing brilliantly -much better than me. I'll update my count tomorrow morning, it might look a bit healthier. The WW1 book sounds fascinating

ChrisH said...

You're doing amazingly well, Debs. Keep going!

Carol said...

I think both you and DJ are doing absolutely brilliantly and am most impressed with both of you!!!

*is cheering you on from the sidelines*

C x

Suzanne Jones said...

You're doing incredibly well, Debs - keep it up.

(Some of us haven't even started, yet, but that's another story).

XX

Kaye Manro said...

I thinks that's a nice sized word count, Debs. Keep up the good work!

I had a discussion with a few writers about quality vs quanity the other day. And you know which one won out.

Lane said...

Sounds a fascinating talk and book Debs.

Well done on the word count. Keep going!

Debs said...

queenie - thanks, it's a bit like wading through mud, but I'll keep going until the end.

dj - I feel sorry for you getting swine flu at all, but to get it in the middle of this is too dreadful. Best of luck with your word count, you can do it.

jan - My eyes will definately need a rest, but I'm looking forward to the book.

susie - many thanks.

l-plate - thanks, I hadn't thought about it that way. I always think about what I haven't done, rather than what I have.

tf - oh yes please, I need them badly.

faye - I've kept Birdsong to re-read it too, loved it. Hope you can get this book, it looks so interesting.

Chocolate and bubbles are a definite for me. I need all the help I can get.

annieye - thanks, you're doing brilliantly. It is a good book, I was thrilled to find it.

chrish - many thanks.

carol - DJ is doing especially well, poor thing has been so sick, I don't have any excuses.

suzanne - many thanks.

kaye - I go to bed thinking about my plot and wake up doing the same trying to figure out where to go next.

lane - it was fascinating, I loved it.

Amanda said...

You're doing brilliantly, Debs - keep on going x

Anna said...

Go Debs GO!!!

sheepish said...

You are doing brilliantly and I'm sure you will make it .

claire p said...

I think you're nearly there by now! Keep going xx

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Well done Debs -I'm way behind!

Liane Spicer said...

Good going on the Nano... Nanonowa... You know what I mean. :)

I'm taking note of that book, as I find Jersey quite fascinating.

Michelle (Mickmouse) said...

Amazing word count and you will be due to complete it on my birthday...so I hope I can celebrate with you!
Michelle
xx

Flowerpot said...

keep it up Debs you're doing brilliantly!

Debs said...

Thanks for the encouragement peeps, I'm getting there, slowly.