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NaNoWriMo update: writing the wrong

Wouldn’t it be so predictable if I just did a couple of days’ work at the start of November, National Novel Writing Month, and then did bugger all for the rest of the time?  Well, I like to be reliable so that’s exactly what I’ve done.

According to my NaNoWriMo spreadsheet, I can still do it if I write 8851 words a day from now on.  I don’t see that happening, ’cause this is a busy week.  I do have a plan, though:  I can write my last 45,000 words on Saturday.  If I plan on being awake for twelve hours, that’s eight periods of 90 minutes.  That means if I can write 5625 words in an hour, then take a half hour break, then write another 5625, and so on, I can finish my fifty thousand words in time to upload for verification.

That’s 94 words per minute, which, if I remember my old call centre job application in the year 2000, is just about how fast I can type.  So basically, I have to keep typing furiously and not quit, pause or draw breath.

Difficult, but surely it can be done.  Make no mistake: this is my plan.  I’ll videotape it and post it on YouTube for proof.

By Kenny Park

Kenny Park, pro video editor in Avid and Final Cut for over a decade.

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