NaNoPrep Stories

To prepare for NaNoWriMo, I use October to get into the habit of writing daily. The minimum word count, however, is far lower than during NaNoWriMo: in the hundreds rather than 1667 (50000/30 days).

I do this for a total of 20 days, for a total of 20 stories. As I write these stories, they'll be added to the below list. The goal is to write 20 pieces of fiction, though one or two pieces of non-fiction may slip through (last year I had one of those).

Previous years: 2015 / 2016 / 2017

2018

The minimum per story is 600 words.

 1: Oct  1 - 180° Celsius (1468 words)
 2: Oct  2 - Wishing on a Coconut (1342 words)
 3: Oct  3 - Amsterdam by Night (1134 words)
 4: Oct  4 - Everything is Great! (881 words)
 5: Oct  5 - The Other Way (975 words)
 6: Oct  6 - Another First One (1515 words)
 7: Oct  7 - Alex (3008 words)
 8: Oct  8 - The Intelligence Test (943 words)
 9: Oct  9 - The Fool's Student (733 words)
10: Oct 10 - There Can Be Only One (1396 words)
11: Oct 11 - Bringer of Light (1228 words)
12: Oct 12 - Jackie Wants a Cracker (1011 words)
13: Oct 13 - [missed] (no words)
14: Oct 14 - Abraxas, the Lost Colony (971 words)
15: Oct 15 - Body-jacked (1194 words)
16: Oct 16 - Loss. (837 words)
17: Oct 17 - ... (... words)
18: Oct 18 - ... (... words)
19: Oct 19 - ... (... words)
20: Oct 20 - ... (... words)

Word total: 18636 (of 12000) words.

2017

The minimum per story is 400 words.

 1: Oct 11 - One for the History Books (613 words)
 2: Oct 12 - Photographs (666 words)
 3: Oct 13 - Memories, a sequel of sorts (1829 words)
 4: Oct 14 - The Dog and the Wardrobe (983 words)
 5: Oct 15 - Abandoned (648 words)
 6: Oct 16 - 5 Dollars Worth (568 words)
 7: Oct 17 - Unwelcome (831 words)
 8: Oct 18 - Bruegel's Finest Work (580 words)
 9: Oct 19 - Pay Day (945 words)
10: Oct 20 - Dust & Beans (979 words)
11: Oct 21 - Coffee Snobs Unanimous (1936 words)
12: Oct 22 - Rejected (624 words)
13: Oct 23 - Magic Larry (771 words)
14: Oct 24 - Isolated Future (1697 words)
15: Oct 25 - So very, very awkward (564 words)
16: Oct 26 - A Story. (832 words)
17: Oct 27 - Swipe right (874 words)
18: Oct 28 - The Cargo (1820 words)
19: Oct 29 - Monster Mash (639 words)
20: Oct 30 - To the Moon! (788 words)

Word total: 19187 (of 8000) words.

2016

The minimum per story is 200 words.

 1: Oct 11 - Patience (460 words)
 2: Oct 12 - This One. (851 words)
 3: Oct 13 - Great Walk (716 words)
 4: Oct 14 - The Shelter (1439 words)
 5: Oct 15 - Bok, bok. (450 words)
 6: Oct 16 - The Coworker (1510 words)
 7: Oct 17 - Guy Talk (449 words)
 8: Oct 18 - Stories (520 words)
 9: Oct 19 - Crashlanded (1296 words)
10: Oct 20 - Sparkle (1090 words)
11: Oct 21 - The Ring (781 words)
12: Oct 22 - The Fog (902 words)
13: Oct 23 - Blink (1008 words)
14: Oct 24 - Pilgrim (776 words)
15: Oct 25 - Negative Feedback (1435 words)
16: Oct 26 - Metal as All Hell (626 words)
17: Oct 27 - Yarn (614 words)
18: Oct 28 - There he goes again (1459 words)
19: Oct 29 - The Hotline (621 words)
20: Oct 30 - Past Experiences (1028 words)

Word total: 18031 (of 4000) words.

2015

The minimum per story is 100 words.

 1: Oct 11 - War Stars (178 words)
 2: Oct 12 - Great Night (415 words)
 3: Oct 13 - The Colony (692 words)
 4: Oct 14 - Goodbye. (708 words)
 5: Oct 15 - The Box (600 words)
 6: Oct 16 - Lock and Key (541 words)
 7: Oct 17 - Fire! (485 words)
 8: Oct 18 - Something about Coffee (1081 words)
 9: Oct 19 - 1-800-ENERGIXX (653 words)
10: Oct 20 - The tribe (454 words)
11: Oct 21 - On the Sidelines (539 words)
12: Oct 22 - Rats (731 words)
13: Oct 23 - Creative Writing (490 words)
14: Oct 24 - Keep looking (631 words)
15: Oct 25 - The Roof (618 words)
16: Oct 26 - So very Boring (719 words)
17: Oct 27 - Verification (2355 words)
18: Oct 28 - Get Scared (498 words)
19: Oct 29 - Punch him in the Temple (830 words)
20: Oct 30 - One door closes... (658 words)

Word total: 13876 (of 2000) words.