- Actuated by avarice; greedy of gain; immoderately desirous of accumulating property.
His grabs were avaricious and it took some coaxing to get him to calm down and take it slowly.
I’ve heard of avarice so I guess it is safe to assume avaricious existed but I’ve never heard it or seen it, which is why it is making our list today. It was actually a little hard to come up with an example, since I’m so used to avarice the noun, as opposed to the adjective. We’re used to describing people as full of avarice, as opposed to being avaricious. But it makes for a nicer word than saying greedy all of the time.
Word Count: 12,346
Okay first off to be clear, I didn’t write twelve thousand three hundred and forty-six words today. I only wrote nine thousand eight hundred and fifty-four words today. The other few thousand words was written over the course of the last six days or so. I apologize for not updating. The last few days have been hectic and while I haven’t gotten a lot of writing done over the last five days, I more than made up for it today!
Today was actually two writing sessions. One morning session were I wrote about five thousand words at a coffee shop over about three hours, and then an afternoon session with the official NaNoWriMo local writing session where I wrote a little more than four thousand in three hours. So very productive writing sessions. I find it interesting I was just as productive at a random coffee shop as I was among a bunch of other NaNoWriMo-ers (who often talk quiet a bit and provide some distraction).
Days Since Update: 7
Daily Average: +1,764
Prime Delta: +570
Word Count: 28,903
So given that nine thousand of that twelve thousand was today, my daily average is obviously false but also very interesting, because it is slightly higher than the average needed to write each day. I guess that math explains my slightly positive prime delta. So today basically decided if I was going to win NaNoWriMo I think. Assuming no amazing bodily harm taking the entire day to write so many words will not be in vain. I shall win NaNoWriMo!
Okay! So what have my buddies have been doing while I was being horrible (but redeeming myself!). I’m somewhat sad to report that it seems everybody has taken off this past weekend but I can at least happily report everybody has broken twenty-five thousand words, but nobody seems to be up to twenty-eight thousand three hundred and thirty-three, which is today’s goal. I hope chimera116, CinsAngel, Sithwitch13, and MightyMur are still writing!
Novel Word Count: 154,624 (+12,346)
Outline Word Count: 36,639 (+57)
So wow. I broke one hundred and fifty thousand words in my novel today. I was flabbergasted. I really didn’t want my first ever novel to have that many words in it. I’ve set my new word count at one hundred and seventy thousand words which I’m almost guaranteed to break if I follow NaNoWriMo. I have made it clear that if I finish my novel before reaching fifty thousand words, I’ll be declaring myself a NaNoWriMo winner either way. However given what I have left, I’m not sure if I’ll finish the entire novel by the end of NaNoWriMo. We’ll see.
So I blew through about five scenes today. Everybody is now at the docks, expecting a rescue, except of course nobody is in any position to rescue anyone. They’re all going to have to work to their way out of it, and not all of them will. Muahahaha!
In case you weren’t aware, Desert Bus for Hope, the charity internet telethon where members of the sketch comedy group Loading Ready Run, play the worst video game ever made twenty four hours a day until people stop donating money, starts tomorrow!
Want more info? Here’s a nice video.
If past Desert Bus events are any indication, you can tune in for the next week or more at http://desertbus.org/ or on their associated twitch tv channels. It is always entertaining to watch no matter what time of the day it is (especially at the wee hours of the morning when part of the crew is half asleep).
So come watch, perhaps donate to the charity Child’s Play. It’ll be fun!
Word Count: 4,158
Yup. That’s all from one single writing session. Because I was bad and didn’t write a single word while I was out-of-town. Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t, because the scene that I wrote today was amazingly smooth and I don’t think it would have been had I tried to write it while surrounded by people and horribly distracted. As it was I was in my usual spot with no real distractions and just pounded out about half of the world. The other half came more slowly as I switched two a second less fleshed out scene but even was I wrote that I found meaning in the choices I made in the outlining portion, which made me happy.
It is also an impressive word count in and of itself, in my opinion, for a single session writing. Of course I switched to the actual novel-writing itself, which is far easier than outlining I think, when you have an outline.
Days Since Update: 3
Daily Average: +1,386
Prime Delta: -1,776
Word Count: 16,557
So despite my amazing word count, I’m still a little over a day behind, which is fine. I made up for almost two days in one three-hour session. So I think I’ll be fine. The beginning of this NaNo was rough. I was still effectively brainstorming and making up as I go along. Now that I’m following my previous ideas, this is going to be a much smoother ride.
Why do I feel the need to put on shades?
Lets see how my friends are doing!
It seems like almost everybody is smack dab right in the middle between yesterday and today, suggesting either they had a hard time this weekend as well, or some people just haven’t updated for the day yet. Either way chimera116, CinsAngel, Sithwitch13 are all sitting pretty at above seventeen thousand. Keep it up guys!
MightyMur is lagging behind about as much as I have been, but knowing her she is still adding to her count each day and is waiting to burst ahead. LacyJae and Jeana_Beana are still our furthest behind. Come on guys! Just a few sprints ahead and you’ll be caught up!
Novel Word Count: 142,278 (+4,115)
Outline Word Count: 36,582 (-366)
So today marks the first day I’ve written in my novel proper in well over a few months. The energy of having a complete outline definitely carried me for the first two or three thousand words. I wrote an entire scene between Marla, Duke Hugh, and Duchess Quellams that flowed nicely and added ideas to their characters. I even expanded Marla’s past a little and fleshed out Susan nel Hugh, who is slotted to be a major minor character in several scenes, something I might not have known about without my outline.
The following scene I started but have yet to finish was a Tigh scene that I felt at the start needed to be a Carlos scene. However Carlos has been hogging the lime light a lot over the past few scenes, so I forced a Tigh view-point and I’m happy to say it worked. I’ll get Carlos’ recap when we get back to him but we got some nice introspective commentary about Tigh and his amnesia while watching others kill zombies with giant mechanic armor. Even hinted at why Sleepy has a mechanical arm! Not sure if I’ll keep that part though.
- Talk, especially unnecessary talk, fuss.
- A meeting at which there is much talk; a debate.
- To discuss with much talk.
“Shit. Palaver Pila,” he muttered. Pila was called Pila the Palaver because was willing to talk to just about anyone, for the right price, or the right motivation, which meant she was great when you wanted something, and less so when the cops wanted something on you.
Now he is a weird word and I love it. You need a replacement word for chatter box? Here you go, all in one word. Plus it alliterates nicely with people’s names who start with the letter p, so you can use this uncommon word as part of a name or title to subtly signify personality traits. Or not so subtly in the case of my example above.
Word Count: 1,583
Simple basic writing session today. Did it alone at my usual spot, no distractions. Everything flowed rather well. If I had had unlimited time, I would have written far more, but I think I wrote a fair amount for about an hour and a half.
Days Since Update: 1
Daily Average: +1,583
Prime Delta: +733
Word Count: 12,399
I didn’t fully make my word count but my prime delta is still up. I’m still ahead! I don’t know if I’ll be getting much writing in tomorrow so it’s nice to have that little bit of a buffer. Best part, my next writing session is actually going to start writing on the novel proper. More on that below.
Novel Word Count: 138,163
Outline Word Count: 36,948 (+1,720)
The outline is more or less done! I could flesh out the epilogues more but I think I have enough. I wrote the climax. I’m more or less satisfied with it. Now I just need to write the fricken novel, which I’m totally going to do. With a little luck, my first draft of my first novel will be fully done by the end of the year!
Word Count: 3,676
Writing Session was split up into two locations today. Fuddruckers, which claimed to have wi-fi but didn’t let me login till I was nearly done with my session, and my local NaNoWriMo write in a local library. I didn’t meet anybody new but I chatted with a bunch of people who were also writing. We also did word wars, which was basically mandatory writing time, where after we counted how many words everybody has written. I think the NaNoWriMo writing session is what managed to pull so many words out of me.
Days Since Update: 1
Daily Average: +3,676
Prime Delta: +816
Word Count: 10,816
So I’m caught up! And 800 words ahead! Woo! Now if only I can get some more words ahead tomorrow too, because I don’t expect to get a lot of writing done this weekend. I mean I’ll try I’m sure but I don’t expect to meet word count.
We have a lively race this year! Two of my buddies have broken the ten thousand mark today with me! can you guess who? CinsAngel and Sithwitch13 of course. You probably guessed that easy. We also have a new buddy, chimera116, who has broken the ten thousand line. Keep it up! MightyMur has nearly broken ten thousand. My guess is we’ll see an update late night or tomorrow. Last only because of a least word count is LacyJae and Jeana_Beana who are by no means out of the race but definitely need to take some time to put some words to the page.
Novel Word Count: 138,163
Outline Word Count: 35,228 (+3,664)
The outline is almost done! Two of the three main antagonists are dead or presumed dead. Now the heroes are fleeing from a crashing airship. I have one last dramatic moment, and then it’s all epilogue from there. Wheee. That means novel-writing proper will start probably this weekend. It is actually something of a scary thought…
Word Count: 2,023
An uphill battle. I arrived early to try to get some words done but I kept hitting distraction after distraction. It wasn’t until late evening that I finally started pounding out the words. Even so I didn’t reach my word count, which was a double word count today since I skipped yesterday. But I did go over the normal word count, so hopefully I’ll catchup tomorrow!
Days Since Update: 2
Daily Average: +1,011.5
Prime Delta: -1193
Word Count: 7,140
So I skipped writing last night. I was bad, I know. But things were happening. Actually I don’t have a good excuse. I made up some of the missing word count this evening but I’m still over a thousand behind.
Novel Word Count: 138,163
Outline Word Count: 31,564 (+2,019)
What I did get written, on the other hand, I’m mostly pleased with. I’ve made some interconnecting relationships between characters which may or may not exist after the edit. For example Carlos is now the nephew of Blackheart, and Tigh has a “brother”, but it make for some more drama at the end. I’d actually say I’m probably about five thousand or so words away from finishing the entire outline. I’m actually kind of surprised/scared. On the other hand, that means I’m that much closer to actually finishing the novel too. Sadly now it is time for sleep.