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Camp NaNoWriMo Update

I did it! I did it! Yay Me!

50,158 words.

I have learned quite a lot about myself this past month. Most importantly: 50,000 words a crap ton of writing.

For anyone else out there who participated, congratulations for making the attempt, whether you finished or not. I was afraid that I wasn't going to make it, but I did with 27 1/2 hours to spare.

NaNo update

Just a quick update. I'm 16 days in and I have completed 22,497 words so far. I'm a bit behind, but that's because I had no clue where I was going when I started. I think I've found my plot, so things should move along at a good pace now.

Updates

Some quick updates.

Camp NaNo: 14,341 words as of this evening. I'm almost right on track there. I have run into a snag though. I have no idea of what happens next. I know what scene I want to write next, but I have no idea how it fits into the larger story. I guess I'll figure it out. Or it will be one of those scenes that end up on the cutting room floor when it's all said and done.

Weaver: I've heard back from a couple of people who are reading it over for me. One of them had read it before and she was very encouraging with some of the changes I had made. Another person, reading it for the first time gave me the best comment ever:

"At first I was excited to read it because I knew you wrote it, but now I'm excited because the story is drawing me in."

I'm trying to figure out this Bloglovin thing. I'm just internet illiterate enough to have not been engaged with Google Reader, but upon witnessing the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied its demise, I realized that a Reader-type program was exactly what I was missing in my life. I poked around at a couple of options, and decided to start consolidating the blogs I follow on Bloglovin.

I've been running Pandora while writing, and I'm trying to figure out how Johnny Cash fits into the Queen channel. Is it because they were both kind of big in the '70s? I don't know. Some of the stuff Pandora throws at me makes no sense. But I like Johnny Cash so I'll let that one go.

IWSG July

This is going to be a short one. I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, and though I have had a good start (4520 words in the first two days), I'm worried that I'm not going to finish.

I know, 2 days in and I'm already worried about failing. But the more I think about my story, the less of a plot I actually have. I have these great characters in mind, but that's all I have. I have no idea what they're supposed to be doing.

I'll figure it out. I always do. It just never comes out the way I planned.


Inspiration Monday

Happy first Monday of the month. It's time for another Inspiration Monday.

Inspiration for this month: Camp NaNoWriMo.

I am starting a new novel this month, and Camp NaNo is hopefully going to help me get going. I had heard of NaNoWriMo before and the concept seemed to be insanity in personified. 50,000 words in a month? No. Just, no.

The good thing about Camp NaNo is that you can set your own goal. You don't have to do 50,000 words. You can do 30,000 or 15,000.

What's my goal? 50,000. I figure if I'm going for it, I'm going hard.

I put a NaNometer over there on the right if anyone wants to keep track. I'll try to stop in a couple of times this month for an update, but I'm going to be even more absent than usual.

BTW, the idea of this one came from the Jeff, Koch, and Lucille combo I did for A to Z. I really got interested in the characters and I couldn't let them go. But as a pantser, I have no idea of where I'm going with this (lots of character background, no plot) so I'm hoping it all works out.