July 4th 2018

Despite a later start I wrote 1046 words last night on PE3 on a scene I’m not really sure if it’ll stay in the final draft or not but I’m liking it quite a bit as a metaphor for the arc if the character it focuses on in that part of the story.

I didn’t do any work on WC2 which is the story I’m working on for Camp NaNo so I’ll be getting back to that one over the next couple of days. I did like what I did with PE3 and I think it’s opened up the story a little but I do want to get stuck into WC2 a little deeper as I think the next scene is going to fire things up a little.

That’s my plan for the next couple of days, all WC2.


July 1st 2018

Today is the first day of both Camp NaNoWriMo and the 100k in a 100 Days challenge. I was up by 7am and writing and managed to knock out a solid 1607 words on WC2 before going to a Write-In this afternoon. At the Write-In I planned to get a ton of words knocked out, but there was only myself and one other person and we sat and talked. I’ve not seen her for quite some time so it was a lot of fun having a catch up.

It felt different writing this morning. It was nice having a target again and maybe I need to get myself a goal set up outside of these events.

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June 30th 2018

296 words tonight. Tomorrow I start Camp NaNo and the 100k in a 100 days challenge.

I’m floundering a little at the moment. I’m struggling with fatigue and writing is suffering. I do think I’m a little stuck with PE3 at the moment so I’m going to switch to WC2 for a few days and see if that gets the creative gears rolling a bit.

I’ve written 14500 words this month, which is about 483 a day. I’m surprised by this because its quite close to the 500 words a day target I had and I really don’t feel like the last couple of weeks have been very productive.

In July I’m going to push myself harder.

June 26th 2018

405 words here tonight on PE3, this takes me over the 50k mark but that’ll drop drastically when I take out all the bits that I’ve rewritten. It’s stifling hot here in the UK at the moment and I’m not a huge fan of it. It wipes me out at the day job and leaves me feeling drained of an evening. I am going to try and get up early tomorrow to write before it gets too warm.

I think I’m getting some momentum going again now. I was getting wrapped up in thinking I was putting enough into this (PE3) story that I’m working on, but it struck me this evening that this is what I’m writing at the moment. This is my level, and I can always go back and rewrite and tweak scenes as and where I think they need it and am able to do so.

I’m doing camp NaNo next month so that’ll be something that’ll give me a push as well.

Good Morning 3rd December 2017

It’s been a hectic few weeks as I’ve had some family concerns, which has resulted in me having to back away a lot from writing until things return to normal. I have been writing, although NaNoWriMo was a disaster if you look at word counts. In the end I got 21,343 words written. That averaged out to 711 words a day. But in all I wrote 27,146 words for the month as I had a short story I needed to write and I did work on a few other projects early on in the month.

The story I’ve written for NaNo hasn’t worked out how I was hoping it too, and I did almost give up on NaNo at one point. I wanted to get some words added on it every day though. I wanted to get that consistency for the month.

Now I’m working on a rewrite from a story I wrote for NaNo a couple of years ago. I think this is probably the third draft of this one now, but I feel like I’ve got a decent handle on the setting, characters and the story I want to tell now. I had started that one before November so I’ve got over 10k words already and I’m just getting into some of the fun stuff with it. This story is the first one where I really let myself go a bit and dug very deep into that dark side of myself to get the story I want.

I have got a short story I want to get stuck into that’ll be for submission early next year as well. I’ve got another short that I’ve edited and will hopefully get off to my Beta readers next week before submitting that one.

Although I’ve had to slow down a little, I’m still trying to keep moving forward.

The State Of My NaNoWriMo 2017

Well, I’m not going to hit the 50k for NaNoWriMo this year. I’m at 18,583 words at the moment.

The reason why I’ve got to this point is I had a family member admitted to hospital about ten days ago. This meant I had to change my priorities, which when it comes to my family is a no brainer.

I am in somewhat of a rut with this story as well though. This is technically a second draft and it’s just not doing it for me. I am going to plough on a little with it, mainly because I don’t want to give up on NaNo altogether this year, but I am going to move over to other projects and get on with those. I’ve got two short story submission dates coming up so I’ve got to get those done. I also want to get some more progress with a story that I’m working on what is technically the third draft of. I’m about 10k into it and I’m liking what I’ve got with it.

So, NaNoWriMo is all but done for me for this year. I’m not disappointed I’m not going to hit the 50k (okay maybe a little disappointed) but my goal for NaNo this year wasn’t to just write the 50k. I wanted to get a cohesive story written, and although it’s not going how I want it to go right now, it is a lot more cohesive than some of my other NaNo attempts over the last couple of years.

I am going to take a little break from it tomorrow, I’ll add in a few words but nothing huge. I’ll focus tomorrow on a short story edit and then the other two active projects I’ve got going on. I think a change in what I’m focussing my attention on will help loosen up the fog around the NaNo project.