Sunday, November 20, 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011 - Day 20 Report

It is finished. The murderer is buried in the cemetery in an unmarked grave beneath a marked grave.  It's complicated. The feisty bartender came out of her coma, which made me glad. I didn't want her to die.

Day #: 20
Words Written Today: 1134
Total Words Written: 70,196
Drive: Finished
Beard Status:
Estimated wordage remaining: 0.  I shall now relax until I begin editing.  Actually, I'm thinking about editing Sweating Bullets and the Pogonologist until then so I don't get out of the writing mood.

Things I need to take care of in the second draft:
  1. Inconsistencies in Garvin's personality at the beginning 
  2. I'm pretty sure I had Eileen Crawford come from out of town in one chapter and Burnfield in another
  3. Give the Pearce brothers more time before I kill them
  4. Involve Farren Cochran with the Pearce meth gang.
  5. It occurred to me as I finished the final chapter that I made no further mention of the Yankee's hat Garvin found near the crime scene in chapter 2.  I'll have to work that in.
The final word count was about what I thought it would be when I started.  It'll probably be closer to 80 once I go through a few rounds of edits.

That's all I have for today.  For everyone still writing, I'm pulling for you.  You still have ten days to finish.


  1. Dan you are the man. 70k+ and finished. I was stuck for two days and finally climbed that hill this morning. Way to go?

    What no beard pic?

  2. It's coming. I'm having photobucket issues.

  3. 70k? Dude, you need hero music. As for the other...*taps foot for beard pic*

  4. The beard pic is on its way. I'm still having a hard time believing that I'm finished. It feels like I should be scrambling to get some writing done.

  5. Stopping by to have a look around.



  6. Congrats!! Very glad to hear the story is done! For one of us at least...ha.