We’ve reached the half way point in Nanowrimo, and this is my progress so far, as of last night!
As you can see, I’m killing it if I do say so myself. Is it any good? No! But it’s words. I’ll make it good later. This is the third book I’ve written set in the same world and while I liked the other two a lot I think this one is by far my favorite, so I’m happy about it.
Today my plan is to write 5k words, putting me at 45k. Then I plan on finishing up the last 5k during this week so I can be done before the 21st, which is when I’m starting blogmas this year. My goal is to only have one time consuming project going at a time. Pbtbt.
If you’re participating, lemme know how you’re doing! Happy writing!
It’s one week into Nanowrimo, and this is my progress so far, as of last night!
I am currently at 21712 words, meaning I’m almost half way there in a quarter of the time. I am so pumped about it. In the second image, ignore the ‘no word for Nov 8’ thing, because I haven’t written anything yet today!
My goal today is to hit 25k, the half way mark, if not 26k.
So, so far I’m doing pretty well. My story has already kind left the outline I created, but that’s ok. I’ll compare it during the second draft and try to merge the two.
If you’re doing Nanowrimo, do let me know. Happy writing!
So this is gonna be my last update. There will be no wrap up for Camp Nanowrimo this month. Why?
Because I haven’t written since the last time I made one of these posts, whoops.
For some reason, my heart just isn’t in it. And I know if I force myself to write, it’ll be sucky, so I’m going to admit defeat for this month and try again in July. I do like what I’ve made so far, but I don’t want to push myself further and end up not liking what I’d make next.
I’m telling ya, all the days are blending together. I feel like I just wrote week one’s post yesterday and it’s already been another seven days. Where has my mind been.
Create a second draft of Basil – In Progress
Rename Basil to an actual title – Complete
Revise for a total of 30 hours – In Progress
This week wasn’t great for writing. I’m sitting at 14.75 hours as of writing this (Friday night) when I should be around 17. The quarantine mentality is setting in and I’m afraid it’s really killing my motivation.
But while I’m being hours-wise, I did meet some milestones:
I finished reading and leaving notes on my original draft of my 2018 project
I did some world building surrounding areas that I found lacking
I started actually writing the second draft
I moved my original prologue. It’s going to be in either book two or three, haven’t decided.
I wrote a brand new, original prologue for this book.
As we speak, I’m in the middle of writing chapter one. Seventeen days into this, I’m realizing I’m not going to finish draft two, not by a long shot. But, I do plan on getting a good chunk of it, and if I have the motivation I’ll continue it into May, but if I decide I need a break, I’ll pick it up again in July during the next Camp Nano.
And that’s it for this week! If you’re doing Nano, lemme know how you’re doing!
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