Sunday, November 29, 2015

#NaNoWriMo 2015: The Last Step to the Next Step

Well, I managed to do it again--and with a day to spare. NaNoWriMo is always a great way to push myself to get the story out of my head and onto paper, but really it's only a very small step in the direction to publication. As much as I like the story that I wrote this November, I know it needs a lot of work before I can let anyone see it. But I'm ready to take on the next step. 2016 is looking like it's going to be a great year for writing. I hope you'll continue to following along!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#NaNoWriMo 2015: DAYS 24 & 25

I will be trying to accomplish a Thanksgiving marathon of 5500 words tomorrow. I'm sure I can get it done, providing I don't concentrate on anything else.

Yep. It WILL happen. I'm only 13,201 words away from winning anyway, so I could theoretically be done with the novel by the end of the day on Friday. Yay!! I'm more excited about moving on to other projects than I am finishing this one, because I just see a whole lot of revising in front of me. A whole lot.

Monday, November 23, 2015

#NaNoWriMo 2015: DAYS 21-23

I've found my writing rhythm again. I'm managing what I should have been getting done over these last two weeks (about 1,600 words per day). But will it be enough to win? I'm not sure. Currently, my NaNo stats page says I need 2300 per day to win now. Huh. Maybe I could do it. After all, a holiday is a great time to sneak away into a quiet corner and write instead of mingling. No? That's just me? Oh well... �� ��

Friday, November 20, 2015

#NaNoWriMo 2015: DAY 20

Today on the NaNoWriMo website writers can start officially validating their word count for all the winning glory. Um... thanks for making me feel bad that I didn't hit 50k in 20 days! No, it's all right. I'll get over it. If I could just find the rest of those Snickers minis to get me through the next hour of writing, I'll be fine...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

#NaNoWriMo 2015: DAY 19

Well, I've done it: I'm back in the groove on the novel. I ran up to the first truly climactic point in my project and I'm riding the wave of excitement right along with all of my characters. They were thrown for a loop--and they don't even know about all the excitement that's on the way.

Let's just hope that this writing pace keeps up over the next eleven days. Then I'll have a full first draft like last year. You know, so I can be tortured with the revision process (it's still worth it!).