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Finished at right on Midnight!!! Yes!!!

Zokutou word meter
50,012 / 50,000

For my NaNoWriMo effort, I chose to write 50 000 words of the life_or_freedom project. I know they say you should start from scratch, but that seems silly to me. As long as you get the 50 000 words, what difference does it make???

And anyway, I invoke The Zokutou Clause:

But, for your information (though you won't much understand it if you're not of a LorFing disposistion), here is a breakdown of the stuff wot I wrote to reach 50 000.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
27,966 / 50,012

Kate LorF
This is straight out LorF from Kate’s story, which I wrote in the order it should be read, and posted most of. Only the unfinished episode at the end hasn’t been posted. This made up, as you can see, more than half the words.

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6,818 / 50,012

The First Meeting
I posted this one. The first meeting between the ALA and FM. I got to write 3rd Person, focusing on Cassandra. (Feel the Cass-love, people). Loved writing this one, and as always enjoyed the Kate/Andy/Cassandra dynamic. And Karen was there too, with a Jason cameo! Yay!

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2,219 / 50,012

The Second Meeting
A sequel, if you will. Pretty much the same style, but it’s the second ALA/FM meeting, with no Karen this time. Just more Kate/Andy/Cass. I didn’t post this, because I thought the LorFers might be sick of it! But if you want to read it, guys, just say the word!

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1,486 / 50,012

Andy on Cass (and others)
One night I got word-blocked and emerald85 told me she’s like to see Andy’s thoughts on Cassandra. I got 1 486 words out of the topic, although he digressed onto Jason, and then Emma. Didn’t post it, cos it’s primarily a character exercise. Did you want to see it, Em?

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3,542 / 50,012

Character Exercise
My goal on another word-blocked night was 3000 words of character exercise for Kate/Andy/Karen, the ALA leadership. This was probably the most productive writing I did!!! I learnt so much I didn’t know about the dynamic between these three. I had them writing about each other’s good points and bad points. It really gave me insights I didn’t have before. It also gave me a defined writing style for Andy, which I needed.

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2,864 / 50,012

Andy LorF
Andy on Kate, hormones, sex, why love is like buying a puppy and various other things. I had to get myself into a male headspace which was hard, but I have Andy down pat now, his writing style, I mean. He has this need to qualify everything with metaphor, example or disclaimer. It’s so different from Kate, it was refreshing!!! You LorFers will see this piece when I write The Adventures of Andy (really must get a better title).

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1,580 / 50,012

A Letter to the Outside
Posted this one just an hour or so ago. It’s another of Kate’s Open Letters, this time to the world outside Australia, trying to explain what’s happening, and even begging for help a little.

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864 / 50,012

Extracurricular LorF, this. FanFic, if you will. Started this one on the first day, forgot about it, and ended with it to get my last 210 words. I’ll post it when it’s finished, so if you want to know more, you’ll either have to wait, or make assumptions from the title.

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1,920 / 50,012

Crap LorF, pt 1
Some dodgy stuff I won’t show anyone without a drastic rewrite, but gave me some help with backstory so good.

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753 / 50,012

Crap LorF, pt 2
Same again, but it helped with character, not backstory.

And that makes 50 012 words!!!

Exams are over. The weekend will be spent packing everything at my old house into boxes ready to move. New Zealand in next to no time (3 days).

It is done. I have finished. Huzzah!!!


( 3 comments! — Make Remark! )
Nov. 19th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Huzzah and well done! I do like the sound of the Zokutou clause and I think you're more than entitled to invoke it.

Don't forget to have plenty of fun in New Zealand and don't be too tired by the time you arrive in Melbourne. :D
Nov. 19th, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
Huzzah! Bask in the smugness, good Kayt, because you rock.

Also, I like the Zokutou clause. It doesn't really apply to me, unfortunately, but I'm going to invoke it anyway, because

(1) 6000 words hardly qualifies as having started already, and

(2) I have gotten to 50,000 words in general before, just not in a month; and I've definitely proven that I can write an unfinished novel ;)
Nov. 19th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
*cheers madly*

I for one would like to read the lorfage...


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