NaNo Loco: Week 1

The first week has flown right by this year. This new TJ & Tosc manuscript is unfolding eagerly for me, sometimes writing itself. Momentum comes from spending extended time on it every day. What’s it called? TJ & Tosc: The Case of the Silent Planet. It begins with the chronicle of Captain William Mace, who has just returned here to his home solar system from a trip to the Centauri system. He tunes in to the incessant Earth radio and TV frequencies to verify how long he’s been gone, but hears nothing; radio silence. On the outskirts of Saturn, still some years cruise away from Earth, he sets out to discover why his home planet has stopped broadcasting.

Numbers Please, Maestro

Happily, I am right on schedule for productivity. The daily average word count, rounded up to the nearest 1, is 1667 words per day to reach 50,000 by the end of the month. This breaks down to about 12,500 words per week. For week one, I squeaked in at 12, 561. I had a lead by the 4th day, but lost it by the 5th. You can see how useless it is to watch the numbers too closely.

I am LOVING these composition books by the way. After typing up the week’s work, I’ve calculated that my scrawl is pretty average, filling up a page in about 250 words. Using this general measure I have an easy way to keep a running tally of daily writing quotas. Okay, back to the book. Let’s see if I can build up another lead before Sunday.

Thank you for reading! Reading rules!


About Suhail Rafidi

Suhail Rafidi is a novelist and educator whose works explore the destiny of human values in a technological landscape. You can find him on Twitter, too, @shelldive.
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