Wednesday NaNo Update and Beta Invite

Well it’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for my weekly NaNoWriMo update. So far things have been going well for my writing. I have found out that I write so much better when I have all of my information done ahead of time, so that if I ever reach a spot where I’m not sure what to write next I simply look at my outline and start writing again. Last year I wrote completely by the seat of my pants with only a faint glimmer of an idea and while I did reach the fifty thousand word mark it was a struggle most days to write. I would have to say that 95% of what I wrote last year was garbage and that if I ever did anything with that “novel” again it would be a complete rewrite. This year I have been averaging between two thousand and twenty-five hundred words per day, which has keep me about two days ahead on my writing so far.

This time around the quality of my writing is much better since I know what I want to write and aren’t simply grabbing words out of thin air and slapping them into Word. As of right now I sit at just over seventeen thousand words and I have yet to do my daily word count for the day. I am certainly enjoying writing my novel and look forward to seeing it finally brought to life.

However today I got an email that will most certainly interrupt my writing this weekend. In that email was a beta invite for the upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. I am horribly excited about this. I have had my eye on this game since BioWare first announced it was in the process of making in over a year ago. Ever since I stopped playing WoW I have struggled to find an MMO that I enjoy. I tried Rift, and while it was interesting I became bored with it very quickly. The idea of going back to WoW makes me shiver so the only thing that was left to do was wait for SW:TOR to come out. And now I will be getting my first chance to play the game starting this weekend. I can’t wait.

Of course this means I will have a slight interruption in my writing as I will be busy playing and won’t have the time to devote to NaNoWriMo. So, the plan is to write extra today and tomorrow to add a buffer to my word count so that I don’t fall behind during my non-writing weekend. My goal is to write at least five thousand words both today and tomorrow, which honestly can be done easily since I have been stopping myself from getting too far ahead each day up until now.

In other minor news, I finally finished the last it of painting in the basement. Once it dries I will give it a second coat (if needed) and then all that is left to do is paint my sons room, which I plan to do next week. So glad to have this renovation stuff nearly done, but I must say the house looks great now, as opposed to the alright look it had before.