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April Camp NaNoWriMo 2013: Week Three

*Note: Yes, I am very aware of how delayed this is…I’ve just been really busy…anywho, here’s how week three went last month…

Alright, so week three could definitely have been better, but I still like that 1,085 mark I hit on day fifteen. 🙂 Here are my stats so far.

My week three stats are as follows:
Day Fifteen: 1,085 total word count
Day Sixteen: 66 total word count
Day Seventeen: 0 total word count
Day Eighteen: 0 total word count
Day Nineteen: 0 total word count
Day Twenty: 800 total word count
Day Twenty-One: 43 total word count

Week Three: 9,362 total word count

So I know I said last week that I would have already hit 10k by now….yeah….that didn’t really work out well, as you can see. I’m not far from that 10k mark though, and I will be hitting it before this last week’s up. I know saying I’ll hit that 50k mark before the month’s up now, is a bit of a stretch, but I’m still going to see how far I can get, and take my novel past the end of April in order to finish it. My plan is to write the sequel in July, so I’ll need to know exactly where I’m going in order for that to work. I’ve had a couple of ideas for the past few years, but I’ll need more of a solid plot line and know what I’m doing so I can make sure that sequel gets done.
My lack of wordage on multiple days this past week is due to, really and honestly, lack of “want to”. Wait, no, make that “willing to”. I’ve been wanting for a long time to sit down and finish my novel. But it seems that my will to cooperate with the ways of Camp NaNoWriMo are less than my will to cooperate with the ways of NaNoWriMo (and yes, there’s a bit of difference here). I think for one, my crazy Wrimo’s, Angi and Mal, who I’ve known since I first started NaNoWriMo a few years ago are sadly not participating in April’s Camp NaNo. However, they are possibly considering the July session, so it’s quite debatable to expect better word counts then. My craziness can better bounce off of said Wrimo’s then, and perhaps my word counts will be kept up to speed with the daily goals.

The boyfriend is still steadily encouraging me to finish, which I will. It just probably won’t be in time for the end of April, sadly. But hopefully I can have it finished by the middle of May. 🙂 In any case, it will be finished. That much I can promise you. 🙂 And it might possibly get finished before May is up…lol, he’s given me that deadline that it better be done by then. Of course, I kinda think perhaps part of it is just his excitement to finally read the rest of my novel. Especially since he know very little about it. But then again…maybe in reality, he’s actually giving me the kick in the pants I’ve needed to really get moving on my novel. I mean, that’s NaNoWriMo’s motto…I think…except for the life of me, I can’t seem to find it…my bad. But I know I’ve seen it somewhere, lol.
But anywho, maybe him giving me a deadline to finish is what I need. I mean, I’ll give my own self the occasional deadline, but mine seem to be more flexible…and something tells me his deadline won’t be quite so flexible. 😛
As far as the actual writing goes, I think what I need to do now is just power through the scenes I’m in now and get to the good part already. It’s just felt for a while like it’s just draaaaaaaging on, which is less fun for the writer than it is for the reader, I’m sure. I have a plan for the next several chapters, up until chapter eleven or twelve, so I know where I’m going more specifically for now. Past that point, I still have my basic plot line to follow. First things first though…I just have to get past that chapter two plateau…


     Powering through chapter two…
          -Liz

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