I just finished my final edits on book 2 of the Alignment in time for Nano. Cutting it by a fine edge as well. NaNoWriMo as you might know is the writing month of November where a bunch of us nutty writers aim to write a novel (50k words) in a month. Or more. I… Continue reading Almost November: NaNoWriMo time!
Last day writing total for Nanowrimo: 91588 Words per day average: 3052 I enjoyed Nano this year. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it with all these vestibular symptoms lately. In particular the constant dizziness and spaced out feeling. But I wrote after my morning and afternoon meds kicked in and got into… Continue reading And so it is: NaNoWriMo is over for the year
Today a couple of minutes ago I surpassed 50,000 words and won Nano at 50, 105. Average words per day 3748. I wrote in the morning and evening after taking my vertigo medication. Any other time, too woozy and dizzy to really write. And even as is it will be riddled with errors I will… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: In for the Win
The slump In Nanowrimo, I always hit the slump. That part of the novel where I just do not know directly where I am going with it, or need research, or just fall out of the groove. And the word count goes down. I get frustrated. I just want to move it along the path… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: the slump
There is a flaw I found one year on Nano working on a novel. I would write 3-5k a day. I can do it regularly. I am doing it right now. Except for today where I was laid out by illness. Such days occur as a disabled writer. Annoyed the hell out of me. But… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: one mistake not to make
On Twitter, writers are tagging to post your favourite lines of your current work in progress. I always find it hard to pick a section. So I picked the first death in the novel. Errors and all. It is the first draft. 😀 Other NaNoWriMo Posts: Nanowrimo: WIP images Nano: Progress report Nano: so it… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: a taste
So here are some images on the theme this work in progress is about. A sorcerer learning about her past on a mission for vampires she doesn't even like. All to save a witch she knows well. WORD COUNT: 23,168 NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo: Progress report NaNoWriMo: So it begins! NaNoWriMo prep
Word count: 13,792 This book is progressing faster than normal. I do tend to finish early anyway, but this is a good leap ahead in the start giving my illness. I do think I know why. This is the second book in a series. I Know this world. I Know this character and sub-characters. I… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Progress report
NaNoWriMo is when in November writers put pen to paper, clicks to the keyboard, to get down 50k words (Which can be an entire novel although I write fantasy so I get about halfway there). On the site, you track your words. And you could cheat at that but you'd literally just be cheating yourself.… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: so it begins!
NaNoWriMo is in the month of November writing 50k on a book you have. And in progress book or a new one. A book of poetry if you want. Or non-fiction. Or genre fiction. Anything at all as long as you get to 50k. Then you win and they do have prizes for that. Like… Continue reading Blogtober: NaNoWriMo prep
I think this is my 5th or 6th Nano and I have won every year. I won yesterday night and it is my latest win to date. I tend to win around mid-month because I average around 2k-2500 words. But this year I was finishing a novel that was tricky and when that was complete… Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo
I am at around 32k Nano writing, the novel is around 68k so far. And it is getting to the conclusion section. Should be about 90k when done, rough draft. Real rough when I do nano. Tend to be skimpy on details. So have to add all that later. Not sure, but I might finish… Continue reading Rift World: My nano novel is finishing up
I am currently at 16, 988 Description It is actually working out quite well for a rough draft. The main issue is keeping the tone of this character. I am used to rather lighter characters, but she is... not. And her baggage has baggage. I am currently procrastinating on a significant scene. This nano… Continue reading Rift world: NaNoWriMo novel
Usually I choose a new novel to work on for NaNoWriMo. And I could do that this year too. I have plenty of ideas on the back burner. But I also have two novels I want to finish. So I have chosen one of them as the novel to finish. However, it is a slow… Continue reading Not sure if I will win Nano this year
November is almost over and I have, as I posted, hit the 50k a bit ago. And I am gearing up to finish my novel. What I like about NaNo: We learn what we are capable of: I know for example I am fully capable of writing 2400 works in three hours a day. Well… Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Experience
I have breached the 40k mark and currently sit at 43,827 before this night of writing.At this pace I should be done early which gives me some level of comfort. I don't think this particular novel has much more than 50-60k in it. When I edit it might expand a little. I have done not… Continue reading NaNo progress
It was bound to happen and happened later than I thought but I hit that wall at 31,990. The wall of... well, soooo, what happens next then? A big fat blank wall that mocks me with its starkness. I stopped writing because to continue tossing out a word count would just get me crap. A… Continue reading Hit the NaNo wall
I have only ever done one Nano and that was last year. I wrote it like I write every novel... straight as I go. Pantsing. Seat of my pants style. This year I have one of those concepts that I know if I go with it it is going to fizzle out soon and I… Continue reading NanoWriMo and planning
Are you a planner? Or a fly by the seat of your pants writer? I fly by the seat of my pants. I have a novel concept, general plot and a main character. And then I start. See where it takes me. It gets more depth. Subplots crop up. Characters develop and become more important… Continue reading What type of writer are you?
I just finished my 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. It has been a fun journey and have greatly enjoyed this first time experience of this writing competition. There is something great about learning and knowing you can consistently write every single day and make progress on your work. It is a great feeling. It tells me… Continue reading We have a Winner!