So many words.

I wish I had an accurate counter of my non-NaNo word count too.

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NaNoWriMo Day 6

20161106_170933I wrote a lot today. First I had to catch up from not writing a single word yesterday. I hang out with my sister and then my sister, her roommate and I went to Night/Shift, which is an outdoor thing that has art all over the downtown core. Sadly, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had some other years, but that has nothing to do with my writing, so moving on.

My plot is finally starting to progress. Only took 5 chapters, so that’s something I’m definitely going to edit in the future.

I’m thinking about doing the NaNoWriMo 30 day blog challenge, but in chunks, because I’m terrible at committing to writing every day. Seriously, the worst.

I’ve taken to my mom’s apartment today to get writing done while doing laundry. There’s a lot going on here and it’s distracting, but it’s better than when I was in my own space, getting distracted my Netflix.

I don’t have a desk of my own and the kitchen table is a nightmare for me. I’m tall and the table is too short for me. Causes my neck to ache. Get enough of that at work. Don’t need it at home too.

So, I’ve lit a lovely scented candle, put on some fantastic pop-punk and have written 3,460 words. This brings us to:

11,604 / 50,00o words

 

NaNoWriMo Day 4!

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Hit 8k today!

I’m still behind where I’ve been for the past couple years at this time in the month, but at least I’m progressing well. The plot is still a damn disaster, but again, it’s moving.

I’ve been listening to an audiobook while at work and I rarely want to say a book is terrible, but this one is. I’m hoping it’ll redeem itself, but it’s making me hyper aware of my own shitty writing.

Yeah, yeah, first drafts and all that jazz, but I’m one of those people who gets rid of things that don’t work. I don’t try to fix them. I want to change that, but I don’t. People rarely change. haha.

Hope everyone is doing awesome at NaNoWriMo! Here’s to the weekend and increased word counts!

 

NaNoWrimo Day 2

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I didn’t know I was capable of writing such utter crap. I mean, I wouldn’t say I’m a good writer, but I’m decent. I would even take mediocre right now. I have a long list of swear words that I would use for the quality of my writing right now.

What’s the term? “Grasping at straws”?  Yeah, that’s where I’m at.

I don’t have a plot outline and it’s driving me crazy. I don’t know what’s going to happen next and I might only be writing chapter three, but I feel like that’s something people can sense in the slow moving, action-less plot.

I know first drafts are supposed to be a mess, but this is a disaster.

At least I don’t hate my characters (yet), so that’s one positive.

Word Count: 4615

Plotting Is Pointless

At least for me.

I worked so hard. Put together a detailed plot, chapter by chapter. I put together character sketches and collected images for inspiration. I even made a novel cover! And now:

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So, now I’m going into it blind. I have a vague idea of my characters, but they’re developing as I write. We have some family conflict, some themes (mostly social injustice, which is my favourite) and a good idea of how it’s going to end, but the climax is lost on me. I just hope something good come to me somewhere around the 45k mark.

Right now I’m at 1,771 words, but it’s only 7pm and I’m definitely going to do at least another 1,000 before the night is out, because that’s how I roll. Just trying to take a minute away from the story to work out a few kinks in the story. I have a feeling this is going to happen a lot without a plot outline.

Good luck to all the NaNoWriMos out there!

That Time Again!

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I feel like I only use this blog for NaNoWriMo.

I can’t wait to get started, but since I work so damn early tomorrow, it’s gonna have to wait for tomorrow. I have multiple birthday parties this month, as per usual, so I’m going to have to stack my word count early on as I usually do.

I was thinking about posting my novel, chapter by chapter, on this site. I don’t know if it’s worth the effort (means editing and such before I put it up), but we’ll see. Sometimes just having the place to post it helps with motivation.

If you have motivation tips, let me know. I’m pretty good at motivating myself, but now that I can’t writing at work, it might not be so easy this year. haha.

Wish it was midnight right now!