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Friday, 26 April 2013

Weekly Writing - And So The End Is Near

There's not long to go until the end of Camp NaNoWriMo April 2013.

And I think even though I am still behind on my word count I should be able to make it to 20,000 words by the end of the 30th April.

So here are my word counts for the last week:

Friday 19th: 514
Saturday 20th: 1093
Sunday 21st: 1890
Monday 22nd: 1136
Tuesday 23rd: 1132
Wednesday 24th: 1263
Thursday 25th: 1405

Week total: 8433

Grand total: 23011 words

Right at this moment I highly doubt that my story will be over and done with when I hit 30,000 words, but at least it's a start.

Til next week

Friday, 19 April 2013

Weekly Writing - Hanging In There

OK so I'm still behind on my Camp NaNoWriMo word count... in fact the gap between where I am and where I should be has grown a little.

But I am not down hearted. I can still make it to 30,000 by the end of April... hopefully.

So my word counts for the past week are:

Friday 12th: 777
Saturday 13th: 0
Sunday 14th: 1,042
Monday 15th: 0
Tuesday 16th: 1,532
Wednesday 17th: 1,065
Thursday 18th: 1,377

Week total: 5,793

Grand total: 14,578 words

As you can see there were a couple of days when my muse decided that they didn't want to play and on my own I got zilch!

I still don't really know where my story is going but it has picked up pace now. I usually know where the next days worth of writing will take me. But the day after that my main characters could be anywhere by then.

Here's to hoping that if I don't catch up next week I at least close the gap a bit.

Til next week...

Friday, 12 April 2013

Weekly Writing - Camp NaNoWriMo Week 2


Week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo April 2013 is over and I have continued writing.

So I'm still behind... and slightly more than I was last week. But I'm ok with that - I am slowly but surely beginning to catch up.

At the beginning of this week I realised that I was typing a load of b*llocks. And towards the end of the week I feel that the story has gotten a little better (if I do say so myself!) but I currently have no idea where this steampunk extravaganza is going (but hopefully it's somewhere good).

So my word counts for the last week are:

Friday 5th: 507
Saturday 6th: 540
Sunday 7th: 1,054
Monday 8th: 1,081
Tuesday 9th: 318
Wednesday 10th: 1,116
Thursday 11th: 1,066

Week total: 5,682 words

Grand total: 8,785 words (should have been at 11,000 words at the end of Thursday... oops!)

As you can see Tuesday was not a good day for increasing the word count... in fact it was like trying to get blood from a stone. Every single one of those 318 words was like having a tooth removed... ok so maybe I'm over-exaggerating just a teeny tiny bit... just a smidgen.

But each day I am gradually closing the gap between where I am and where I should be word wise - it is only by a dozen or so words a day but I'm getting there.

Til next week... when you never know I may have actually caught up (yes - it might just happen!).

Friday, 5 April 2013

Weekly Writing - Why Is This So Much Harder?

 Why is it so much harder for me to write during April (or July come to that) than it is in November?

Five days in to the first session of Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 and I'm behind.

Word counts for the Monday to Thursday look like this:

Monday 1st: 1,419
Tuesday 2nd: 681
Wednesday 3rd: 0
Thursday 4th: 1,003

Week total: 3,103 words

Now anyone who has read my last couple of posts may be a little worried for me at this point as originally I was aiming for 40,000 words so I should have been at about 5,333 words right now.

But I was rapidly beginning to panic about managing to hit 40,000. It was stressing me out so much that I decided to lower my target to 30,000 words. As soon as I did that I calmed down A LOT even though I am still behind.

My reasoning behind lowering my word count rather than trying to hit 40,000 is the same reasoning why I stopped playing 'League Play' on Call Of Duty: Black Ops II - if it is stressing me out this much I'm clearly not having fun any more.

Now I know if I ever want to be actually published it is not about having fun but I was rapidly approaching the 'sod it - I give up' phase of stressing out. At least this way I am continuing.

Monday, 1 April 2013

NaNoWriMo Countdown

Today is the 1st of April and that can only mean one thing (other than it being April Fool’s Day of course).

It is now:
214 DAYS

until the start of NaNoWriMo 2013.

And today is also the start of the first session of CampNaNoWriMo 2013 – no that is not an April Fool joke it is actually a fact (ok so maybe today mean more than just one thing).

If you are taking part you'd better get writing!