I made it! Phase one complete! 50011 words at 9h40pm (plenty of time to spare). It wasn’t easy. I seem to have caught a severe head cold and my sinuses are aching. Now, I have one day of break tomorrow and I start in on phase 2, another 50K in August! Wish me luck.
Well, I’ve just hit 46K this morning. It’s stupid early but I couldn’t sleep, might as well use the time.
We’re almost home for the July session.
Today, we’re taking the munchkin to a nearby beach with some friends and family. After that, my lovely wife will be going out with friends while I am left to finish the first stage of this crazy thing. 3000 words by midnight tonight. Camp NaNoWriMo’s deadline is tomorrow, but I prefer following the 50 in 30 rule and take tomorrow OFF. I’m starting to have get a cold and I think it’ll be nice to be lazy one well earned day.
Next week I am on vacation, which will be awesome for both word count and other writing related activities. I can’t wait!
Now I’m a bit at a loss as to what I want to read next. I have a lengthy pile of new books as well as old favorites on deck (both on my Kindle app and in paperback). I’m just wondering what’s more conducive to writing? Is it better to re-read an old favorite that inspired you to write, a classic that dazzles with brilliant prose or would it be better to take a chance on something you haven’t read before?
I hit 38K last night and had a lot of fun writing a scene from Beth’s POV as she shakes down an informant.
I revived the old Peel pub of my youth a little and I look forward to having it be a nice bit of scenery more and more in this story. I gave a little homage to my recently deceased friend and based the owner’s character after him. I think he would have been pleased to own the old Peel pub if he could have.
I plan to hit 40K and more by tonight, putting me very much on track to hitting 50K by Saturday midnight.
Stay tuned folks! Thank you for your continuing support.
Among the many people and things that are keeping this crazy summer project of mine afloat (thanks to all of you out there btw!) I have to say that the very best in the software/tool category is yWriter.
It’s Tuesday and it feels like Wednesday or later, this is the rare time where this is a good thing.
I cruised by 35K yesterday and my current goal is to hit 40K by tomorrow night (natch). I’ve got some good stuff on deck and I can easily fill 15K with it. I am good to go.
Writing group on Sunday was fun and productive. The weather was perfect to sit outside, so I made the most of it. I got to discuss writing and writing related matters with two of the most intelligent people I know. I got some great feedback as well.
They managed to put into words what I sensed was wrong with my short story “Kenneth” and I intend to do a serious rewrite in September taking those notes in consideration. That was a great learning experience. I will try to do better and I can’t wait to see the outcome!
We brainstormed my WIP and came up with some really great ideas and some things that I need to think about. More and more, I see that I’ve neglected my characters in planning this thing. It’ll be something to consider when I rewrite in a few months.
I also got a chance to discuss their works, which is something that I’m very interested in. I want to help as much as they help me. In helping them, I learn.
All in all, it was a success and charred meat was had in celebration! It made for a great day in a great weekend.
Well I’ve cracked 32K which means only 18K to go by Saturday midnight! Piece of cake! Officially, the July Camp NaNoWriMo session gives the 31st as the end date of the challenge, but again, I’m following the 50K in 30 days I’m used to. I plan to finish Saturday and rest one day before starting again for the final leg of the marathon.
Today’s the first meeting of my writing group. I’m excited! I’m hoping it will go well and does what I intend and imagine it will do. The writers coming are people who’s writing and opinions I respect as well as good friends, so no matter what, it’s all good.
I’m off to get some word count down before Anna gets up. She’s been off her normal sleep patterns last couple of days and it’s made those days rather challenging.
Well the votes are in, we have a tie! Badgers and snipers! I really need to get more readers for these polls, he he. I thank all the people who checked out the poll and voted, I really appreciate your support (even my darling wife who is hoping for “Pirates”, thanks dear! Ha!)
What to do, what to do?
I’m going to use both. The people have spoken.
Last night was a hard night, so I didn’t quite make quota but I’m already making it up as we speak.
I’ve got some ideas concerning badgers and snipers and it’s going to be fun to write! Stay tuned for an excerpt this weekend.