Day 30: 11/30/15, Monday – THE FINAL PUSH at North Bend Bar and Grill with my Snoqualmie Region Peeps from 7PM-9:30PM for 7,483 words
The after party in Snoqualmie was a lot of fun and the cake was delicious! The following photo was from Sheri J. Kennedy’s collection.
The Stats You’ve All Been Waiting For:
WIP Word Count Progress Reports:
The Optimist Sees the Donut – 51,505 words
The Pessimist Sees the Hole – 50,017 words
Café Connections (Aster & Tilde Book 1) – 64,136
Total Time spent on For the Love of Donuts Nano Novels 2015: 48.75 hours or 2925 minutes
Final Word Count for both Donuts Books from November 2015: 101,522
Total Money Spent: $177.69
Average WPM all month: 42.15
Average Word Count Per Session: 1,671.9
Stay Tuned for a Post on My Interesting Rewards System for Finishing Both Books This Month (at least a skeletal draft of both and 50k in each)
- Bask in a bath of donuts
- Everything on the menu from my favorite donut vendor
And more statistics!
Time Spent on The Optimist Sees the Donut – 1200 minutes (20 hours)
Time Spent on The Pessimist Sees the Hole – 1725 minutes (28.75 hours)
Average WPM on The Optimist Sees the Donut – 41.7 (Max=69.8 and min=15.8)
Average WPM on The Pessimist Sees the Hole – 42.7 (Max=85.5 and min=5.7)
Trends Noticed: The more money I spent, the slower my words per minute (presumably I was busy eating), My words per minute were slower at night (I wrote faster in the morning), The longer I wrote for the fewer words I wrote overall (slower WPM)
And now a few charts:
Though I spent the most time writing on Sundays, this was not my most productive day.
**Fun facts on location: I went to 22 different locations to write, not including work or home. I went to the Neverending Bookstore 5 times, St. James 3 times, Verne & Wells 2 times, Issaquah Panera once, the Fall City Roadhouse 2 times, the AFK in Renton once, Bellevue Top Pot once, Costco once, CountrySide Donut House once, Daddy’s Donuts once, Factory Donuts once, North Bend Bar and Grill once, Spinderella once, and the Spotted Cow Once.
Writing at work was most productive for me, though I spent the most time and wrote the most words on my itty bitty Surface Tablet
How about a little about my book?
The Optimist Sees the Donut (For the Love of Donuts Book 2) & The Pessimist Sees the Hole (For the Love of Donuts Book 2)
Their friendship has been the one unbreakable thing, the one certainty in their lives, but Nichole Adams and Vanessa Smith are developing into their own persons and their individual life dramas distract them from each other.
Vanessa has never had many friends in her life and even though she wanted to stay friends with Nichole, she met new people in college and is moving on. She has school, she has social activities, and a new group of friends even though she can’t seem to find the right guy.
Nichole is jealous of Vanessa’s ease of everything in the real world. Nessa has no trouble with jobs, money, school, or getting and going places. Nichole, on the other hand was preemptively kicked out of her mom’s house after graduating high school and has been floundering ever since. The only thing she has easy in her life is flirting and getting dates, or at least a guy that will let her crash at his house. Nichole doesn’t always have the best of luck with men.
Forever hopeful that things will change, Nichole still clings to the hope that Vanessa will come back to their friendship and be the best friend from high school that Nichole misses. When guy after guy doesn’t work out for her, Vanessa changes more and more of her personality to attract the right guy, drifting farther and farther from who she really is. Something’s gotta give and this story of how friendships get off track, lies become reality, and bad luck tails bad choices will bring you in and around the little town of Sarasota, Florida that you grew to love in book one of the series – Donuts in an Empty Field.
And in case you haven’t gotten enough info – here’s my spreadsheet:
Verne & Wells=V,
Fall City Roadhouse=F
P=The Pessimist Sees the Hole,
O= The Optimist Sees the Donut
And finally the stats you’ve been waiting for! Cafe Connections (Aster & Tilde Book 1) was the novel that had me deserting For the Love of Donuts for 8 days in November. But I was still writing! See…