Thoughts · Writing

April Camp NaNoWriMo 2013: Week Two

So week two could have been better, but I’d say it picked up considerably in the past couple of days. ^_^ Here are my stats so far.

My week two stats are as follows:

Day Eight: 242 total word count
Day Nine: 0 total word count
Day Ten: 97 total word count
Day Eleven: 198 total word count
Day Twelve: 285 total word count
Day Thirteen: 288 total word count
Day Fourteen: 891 total word count

Week Two: 7,368 total word count


So I may have sort of fibbed a little last week when I said I’d be starting on the second chapter….I’ve only started on the second chapter since Saturday (13th). Although, I am now well into it at a nice total word count of (so far) 7,984. I have promised myself that I will get to 8k, then go to bed. And I am shooting for a total count of 10k for the day. I figured it up, and since I’m a bit behind, I can shoot for 2.6k a day and still have my 50k at the end of the month. If I shoot a little higher for a few days and hit 3k instead, I can finish a tad early. 

At any rate, I’m just happy that it’s still do-able. I mean, I was going to finish my novel anyway, but it’s a certain sense of accomplishment to be able to say to some random stranger, “Hey random stranger, guess what? I’m a novelist, and I finished it in 30 days! Yep, you heard me right, I wrote 50k in thirty days. I’m one of those crazy writers you hear about.” One could say while smiling to oneself and walking off quietly while the poor stranger stands there, scratching their head and saying to themself, “These kids these days…..” Hehe.
Anywho, so once again, you may notice a lack of wordage on one particular day. And no, I am not blaming the boyfriend or any of his wonderful family this time. In fact, I’d like to have a little shoutout to my super smart boyfriend, as he helped me out of some crazy writer’s frustration quite easily. A few rounds of Q&A and I had one of my characters better figured out that I had neglected to take the necessary time to get to know prior to Camp NaNo. But said character is now figured out on why they are the way they are, and what chain of events has caused them to be this way. Also what they’re likely to do in the future. But my dear readers, you shall get to meet this character soon enough. I am so excited to be able to share this story with you finally, after 6 long years of writing and re-writing, as well as editing and re-editing. It’s been a long process, but an exciting and eventful one to say the least.
Oh, and as an update to last week’s post, this week has gone much better as far as words coming to me much easier. Especially in the past few days. I had told the boyfriend, who’s debatably more excited than me for the novel to finally be finished….even though he wasn’t exactly around for the first 5 years of the novel, lol. Anywho, I had told him that once I got past the first chapter, the words would be coming to me much easier. But because I am re-writing my early chapters completely, I wasn’t sure what I was doing in the first chapter. Plus, my characters have been doing very well at taking me into an entirely new direction than I had planned. But I love it! I love it when my characters show me some new direction I didn’t even see before, or in a case like earlier tonight, they show me they have a certain spunk, and much more of it than I had originally thought too, lol.
But anyway, it’s really late…or maybe it’s early…something like that. In any case, it’s well after 3am, nearly 4am, and I still have just over 100 more words to go before I’ll allow myself to go to bed already! Here’s hoping I can make it to 10k later today! I hope, I hope! 🙂

     Just along for the ride….just don’t tell my characters they’re driving….

          -Liz

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