NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Thirty

No words added. I was tempted to knock out another 500 or so as that would have taken me to the 200,000 words written during the five NaNoWriMo’s that I’ve done. But I wanted to get back to working on my other pieces, so I started to type up my mermaid story. I got 1015 words down (which strangely enough took me over 200,000 words for the year).

I didn’t write as many words as I could have done as I don’t want to try and write 50,000 words a month; I haven’t decided how many words I should be doing a month yet but I’ve got a vague idea of what I’ll be doing if I can keep the momentum going.

I will be writing a post looking back at this years NaNo, but it may be at the weekend that I do.

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Four 

Good evening all, tonights post will be a quick one again. Here’s the stats: I wrote 2418 words today, about 1400 of those were written tonight at my first Write-In of this years NaNoWriMo. That’s given me a total of 10,649 words so far.

I feel the story is stuck in a bit of a rut, so I’m going to try and turn it up a notch. I did have some great insights into my protagonist while I was talking to Chrystalyn last night which was really helpful.

You can find my Twitter and Facebook links to the right of these posts, if you’d like to add me as a buddy on the NaNoWriMo site my handle is PeterJReaper

NaNoWriMo 2015: Day Two

Today I was back at work so I had to write around it. This is something I’ve done over the last couple of years; I write before work, during my lunch break and after work when I get home. By the time I’d gotten home I’d managed just over 900 words before work and during lunch. This left me with about 700 words to get done tonight and I ended up doing about 1400 for a total of 2320 words for the day, 5943 in total.

I keep meaning to go back to my data from last year so I can compare this year and last. I’m not looking to try to out do next year, I’m just interested to see how the two compare.

As for the story, I’m pretty happy with how things are going. I’m still not a hundred per cent sure which way this protagonist is going to go though. I haven’t got his voice right just yet, but that could take some time. It’s something that can be fixed when I come to edit it.

I did introduce some secondary characters though who seemed like they could be a lot of fun, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them, part of the joy of writing by the seat of my pants. I am getting a feel for the setting I’m working in now though. I think this could be quite a fun playground to play in.

NaNoWriMo: Day One

I’m going to attempt to blog each evening about how NaNoWriMo is going. Some days it may only be a few words, other days it’ll be a bit longer.

To today though, I joined in with a number of my local NaNoers and started off at midnight and managed to get 1154 words written in about an hour, but had to call it a night then. I was pretty beat.

I cracked on at about tenish this morning and wrote on and off until early afternoon. I managed a total of 3623 for the day, which I’m well happy with 🙂 

I’m quite happy with how it’s going so far, I haven’t got a handle on the main character yet though. That’s concerning me a little, at the moment he’s kind of two people and I need to figure out which one will work better in the story.

A mistake I am making a fair bit at the moment is that I keep slipping into first person narative when I’m trying to write in third person. I’ve been working mainy in first person recently and I keep slipping into it as I’m writing. Hopefully I’ll be able to break that habit quickly.

I was hoping to crack on further and try to get closer to the 4k mark but my brain was frazzled. So I faffed about on Xbox for a while. It’s been ages since I’ve played GTAV, I gave the online aspect another go and I think it could be a lot of fun given the time to get stuck in. And I’m wrapping the day up with watching some Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Just A Quickie

Evening all, I realised I hadn’t updated for the last couple of days and just wanted to write a quick post to share what’s been going on.

The last two days I’ve written 600 words on my vampire collection. I’ve stopped working on the AVG rewrite for the moment as I’m not feeling it. I’m at the point where I think it’s not the right time for this story yet. I think I need to get a bit more experience to make it work in the way I’m seeing it in my head; but we’ll see. The vampire stuff is really exciting me at the moment so I’m going to stick to that for that reason.

As I’m writing stories for the second book I’m re-reading the first book to just remind myself of a few details, as well.

That’s it for now, as I said its a quick post.


1000 Word Day! 

I know it might seem a little odd to be getting excited by writing a thousand words in a day, but it’s been a rare occurrence for me of late and it feels a little like I’ve broken a hurdle tonight.

I’ve been itching to get stuck into some serious writing for a few days now, but I’ve been a little under the weather and when I’m ill I just like to get in bed and binge TV shows or movies. Especially if I’m well enough to still be able to go to work (which I almost always am), but today I’ve felt a little more myself than I have done for the last week or so, and despite feeling quite rough when I got home I persisted and got stuck into typing up a little more of the AVG rewrite. For the amount of time my bottom was in the chair I didn’t really do much (800 or so words this evening, 248 during my lunch break) but what I’m planning to do is each night try to beat my previous days count.

That said though, I have dropped my daily minimum to just 250 words. That’s not a lot, but it’s easily achieved and hopefully that’s enough to get me rolling and stuck into what I’m working on, which may mean I easily do more than that a day, but we’ll see.

I’m working on a vampire story at the moment as well but that’ll be my secondary project. AVG is my primary one, although I must try and stick to my original draft a little more. So far I’ve barely stuck to it at all. But that’s for tomorrow. Now I’m gonna watch a movie 🙂 

Good Morning, Monday! 

Morning All! I hope you’re all ready for the new week? I am bouncing because I finished the 1st draft of the AVG rewrite yesterday 😀 When I sat down to write yesterday morning I looked through what I’d done the previous paragraphs and decided it was time to wrap this one up. I’m not sure if that decision was gut instinct or that I’ve just had enough of this story now, but either way it is done! 

Then I had a bit of a chill out (which after 1720 words longhand in about three hours I think was deserved) and then began brain storming for a short story I wrote that’s in mine and Owen’s universe. I’m putting a sort of outline together for Owen to look at and weigh in on before turning it from a 2000 word short story to something maybe novelette length, but we’ll see.

I also finished up the blog post I began Saturday night and mentioned in yesterday mornings post. 

So all in all it was a good day yesterday. Now I’m going to put AVG aside for a while before reading through and beginning preperation to type it up. In the meantime I printed off the novelette I wrote a few years ago that I’d like to make longer and be this years NaNoWriMo project to read through. 
Have a good day everybody 😊