Camp NaNo 2017: Week 2 & 3

Long time, no post. Sorry about that. This Camp NaNo has been difficult. Not only am I suffering from a severe cavity/toothache as well as working overtime, but I also managed to get a sinus infection/cold on Easter Sunday. I am mostly better now but the toothache is still coming and going.

Still, I feel I’ve done pretty well despite missing several days of writing. This morning I had no idea on how I would end Creeper and now I have an outline all the way up to the end. Some of the last part was written without any planning but the rest of the story finally started to fill in for me.

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 20,899.
Word Count Remaining: 9,101
Days Remaining: 8.

 

At this rate, I need to write at least 1,012 per day to finish on time. It is estimated that I will finish past my goal but I am hoping to get a lot written tomorrow. Hopefully my body will give me enough of a break to finish. If not, well, I am still proud of what I have been able to accomplish so far.

How is Camp NaNo going for you? I hope it is going well!

 

 

 

Camp NaNo 2017: Week 1

 

So Camp NaNoWriMo started this month. It kind of snuck up on me but since I have been struggling to finish Creeper, I thought it would make for a perfect project to work on.

And within a week, I have managed to finish what I haven’t been able to for months: Part 2 of Creeper!

Now I’m on Part 3 and while I have some basic notes, I have no idea how this is going to end. I guess it’s a mix of planning and pantser so it should be interesting to see how it all goes down.

I’ve forgotten just how creepy Riley’s POV is. I’m also wondering on if the way I have these parts written will work since I can’t see doing them any other way. Maybe once Part 3 is finished, everything will fall into place.

Here’s my stats as of today:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 12,118.
Word Count Remaining: 17,882.
Days Remaining: 22.

At this rate, I only need 778 words per day to finish.

So far I’m pretty confident that I will be able to finish. I took a few days off due to life/work and because I was already ahead. I seem to do best on the weekends. I wasn’t able to get as much done this weekend because I slept in today and have been busy but I have Easter weekend coming up (3 days, yes!) so I feel I will get a lot done Friday and Sunday.

Are you doing Camp NaNo? If so, how is your progress going? I hope it is going well!

NaNoWriMo 2016 Results

Hey guys, I hope that your writing has been going well if you did NaNoWriMo. The last few days have been a little crazy so apologies for the lack of updates. I hope that even if you did not complete 50K that you managed to get something written. It’s more than you would have had otherwise.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it or not this year. I’ve never not finished, minus that time I decided to do two Camp NaNoWriMo sessions (which was a disaster for the second session!). But somehow I managed to finish even though I had several sick, holiday, busy, or uninspired days. Honestly I probably wrote 50K in 20 or less days.

I finished Not My Fault at 50,265 words. It’s definitely going to need a lot of work but I feel that the overall story and characters came out well. It also helped me heal somewhat emotionally. Part of this story was autobiographical, though the main character acts in the way I wish I would have at her age.

While this was not my most enjoyable NaNo, I feel like it was still a strong one. There was just a lot going on and while stress can sometimes be motivating, it can also go in the other direction.

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^Here’s the winner badge. Isn’t that paper flag adorable? I have to admit that I wasn’t so crazy about the “space” theme until I saw this flag and got this message after finishing: You’ve defied gravity this month! Truth.

How did you do with NaNoWriMo? I hope you at least got some of your story written. 2016 has not been a great writing year for me so it was nice to finally get something accomplished. Let me know if you finished or how much you got accomplished.

 

jnc

NaNoWriMo Week 3 & 4

Hey guys, hope your writing has been going well if you’re doing NaNoWriMo! Apologies for the lack of posts. Life has been very busy with the holidays beginning to make their appearance. I’m also still behind on my word count but I am hoping to catch up within the next three days. It’s a lot to do but if I work at it, I think I can do it!

I’ve recently become addicted to the Hamilton album like many other people, especially in the Booktube/reader/author community seem to be. I thought this was a funny line considering NaNoWriMo is about to end: Why do you write like you’re running out of time? Write day and night like you’re running out of time?

Here are my stats so far:

38,003 words written

11,997 words to go

3 days left

 

So how are you doing with NaNoWriMo? If you are like me and still struggling to catch up, may you be like Alexander Hamilton in regards to writing! 😉

 

jnc

NaNoWriMo Week 2

Hey guys, hope your writing has been going well if you’re doing NaNoWriMo! I’m still behind but I have made more progress since last time so that’s something. I’m hoping to knock out even more this weekend. Here are my stats so far:

19,466 words written

30,534 words to go

13 days left

 

So how are you doing with NaNoWriMo? Happy writing!

 

jnc

NaNoWriMo Week 1

Hey guys, hope your writing has been going well if you’re doing NaNoWriMo! I’m pretty behind because of several reasons (illness, vacation, anxiety over the election, work) but I am hoping to catch up this weekend. Here are my stats so far:

8,140 words written

41,860 words to go

21 days left

The book I’m writing is a very personal topic so it’s been difficult to write about. It does get easier as I go along, though.

 

So how are you doing with NaNoWriMo? Happy writing!

 

jnc

October Writing & Reading Goals Check (November Goals)

Last month I decided to do a post with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in the coming month. Let’s see how I did.

GOALS FOR OCTOBER
✓ Read The Bridge to Terabithia for my classic book

✓ Read at least 8 books

✓ Read Beastly for my TBR

✓ Read Kiss for my TBR

✓ Read The Murmurings for my TBR

✓ do book pictures for the month

✓ Write a spooky short story

I accomplished everything except for the short story, though I did plot a great one out. Unfortunately I spent the last of the month being sick so that derailed me from getting any writing done. I did manage to do some planning for NaNoWriMo though so I don’t feel I did too badly foe the month. I also have my book pictures done and will be posting them in a few days.

Here’s my goals for next month:

GOALS FOR NOVEMBER
✓ Read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer for my classic book
✓ Read at least 8 books
✓ Read The Elite for my TBR
✓ Read Invisible Monsters for my TBR
✓ Read Uses For Boys for my TBR
✓ do book pictures for the month
✓ Write for NaNoWriMo

Wish me luck! Do you have any goals this month? How did you do with your goals for October?

 

jnc