NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 4 & Conclusion


That’s right, guys…I finished! While I did have some trouble during week 4, I also found a burst of motivation and strived to finish. I am pretty happy with myself for managing that. There are several days that I didn’t/couldn’t write so the fact that I managed to complete my goal is truly astounding.

I was worried about how I was going to connect my current story to the ending chapters, which I had already written. However, when it came time to do so, it ended up being easier than I thought. So Much Rage has definitely been my most difficult NaNo novel that I can remember writing. It will need a ton of edits but I’m glad I got it finished.

While it was interesting working with part of an online, I do wish that I had planned the story out more when it was still fresh in my mind. So Much Rage is a story idea that I’ve had for several months so while I knew the basics, there was a lot of holes throughout the story that I had to figure out how to fill.


Here are my final stats:

Goal: 50,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 50,019.


I did feel like this year that the NaNoWriMo validated word count and my Scrivener word count were very off but I wrote until the story was finished and until I had gone past 50K through the NaNoWriMo validation.


So, YAY! Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? If so, how did you do? Remember–No matter how much you wrote, even one word is more than you would have had otherwise.




NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 3

So guess what?  Yep, I’m still behind! I had this grand plan of getting caught up over the weekend and then I spent most of the it feeling miserable. Fun times. I’m not giving up, though; there’s still time.

I keep getting stuck on where to go next in my plot, though. I love my idea and the characters, but I’m just not sure where to go with them at the moment. To switch things up, I skipped ahead and wrote the last three chapters of the book and it helped a little. Some ideas came to me today so hopefully they work out and help me keep going. I’ve just got to get the rest of the story down and then I can tweak it later on.

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 50,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 31,274.
Word Count Remaining: 18,726.
Days Remaining: 19


How is NaNoWriMo going for you? I hope it is going well!



NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 2

I’m still behind on my second week of NaNoWriMo but I’m only about 5K under so I feel like I can get back on track if I really work at it. It’s been a very busy month. I’m liking my story even more and the direction it’s going is interesting.

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 50,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 19,470.
Word Count Remaining: 30,530.
Days Remaining: 16.


How is NaNoWriMo going for you? I hope it is going well!


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.


✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read Dracula for my classic book
✓ Work on The Birthday Bash edit/re-write
✓ Read Fantastic Beasts screenplay
✓ Read Vicious (PLL)
✓ Read Hotel Ruby
✓ Read I Hunt Killers
✓ Read Rage Within or Rooms
✓ Participate in #Goosebumps-along
✓ Participate in #Spookathon
Do Book Pics


October ended up being pretty hectic so I’m proud of the goals I managed to get accomplished. I am disappointed that I didn’t get a Harry Potter read in but I guess I’ll just have to do two next month or for December!


Here’s my goals for next month:


✓ Read at least 6 books
✓ Read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for my classic book
✓ Write So Much Rage for NaNoWriMo
✓ Read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay
✓ Read Sister’s Fate
✓ Read Rage Within
✓ Read The Dead House
✓ Read Knee-High Lies for review
✓ Read Game
Do Book Pics

Wish me luck! Did you have any goals for October? If so, how did they go?





NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 1


So far my first week of NaNoWriMo is going OK. I’ve missed a few days because of vacation and being too busy to write but I’m not too far behind. I’m sure I will catch up soon!

Here are my current stats:

Goal: 50,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 8,596.
Word Count Remaining: 41,404.
Days Remaining: 23.

I’m enjoying the story so far though some of it has been a bit difficult to write/imagine. I can’t wait to see where it goes.

How is NaNoWriMo going for you? I hope it is going well!




NaNoWriMo 2017

Happy NaNoWriMo! I really wanted to do this post sooner but it’s been crazy around here. I am super excited for my story idea this year and cannot wait to see how it turns out.

Title: So Much Rage

Genre: YA Horror/Thriller

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old London Harris struggles to deal with the aftermath of her siblings murders and how their mother was responsible.

This idea is loosely based on the Darla Routier case, which I first heard about on Forensic Files.

As usual, I will be posting weekly updates of my progress.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?? If so, what is your story about? Best of luck!


Camp NaNo 2017 Session #2: Week 4


Camp NaNoWriMo is over and somehow I wrote over 12K today. Yeah, I’m not sure how that happened, either. I planned to stop but it was hard to so I rolled with it. I didn’t really get anything else done today but that’s OK. The re-write/edit of Whispertown is finished!

Here are my final stats:

Goal: 30,000 Words.
Total Words Written: 51,138.
Word Count Remaining: 0.
Days Remaining: 0.


I am thrilled that I managed to finish. It was unexpected. I plan to take a short break before looking over some notes from my beta reader and then I will make a few changes here and there. Despite all of the edits, some scenes still need some work. I think my character voice has improved a lot, though.

I can’t wait to do another draft of this where the plot changes. Should be an interesting adventure!

How did you do for Camp NaNo? If you made (or went over) your goal, Congrats! If you didn’t but still wrote something, Congrats! Every word written is another step to success! I have loved doing both sessions of Camp NaNo and can’t wait for NaNoWriMo. I have a really fun story idea and can’t wait to start writing it!

Expect more regular posts in August. Unless we decide to move, and then I’ll let you know.