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End of Day Eleven

Well, it is the end of day eleven and I have written 8,492 words so far. I’m a little behind, but there’s plenty of time to catch up still. National Novel Writing Month has been another great experience so far. I’ve had my moments of faultering, but I just have to pick myself back up again and press forward.

The TARA meeting on Saturday was wonderful. Roxanne St. Claire did the workshops and gave me inspiration when I really needed it. I love hearing her speak. She’s fun and sincere.

Now I’m off to bed.

‘Night

End of Day Three

Well at the end of day two I was at 2046 words (total), but I had a math exam on Saturday, which is why I didn’t write as much as I was supposed to. Today I’ve managed to get to 2865 (total). Tomorrow I hope to have a better day of writing, but so far so good! =)

Bedtime now!

‘Night

The End of Day One

I’m just wrapping up the end of day and wrote 1667 words today. The average amount of words that Nano’ers need to write a day to reach 50,000 words by November 30th. I’m feeling so excited about that word count. Yay! That gives me a boost since before I sat down to my evening writing session (I wrote this morning as well), I felt slightly skeptical of my novel idea and not as comfortable or pleased as I had wanted to be with it.

The characters are finally starting to develop some voice. My inner editor is screaming at me almost constantly, but I’ve been able to ignore him somewhat so far. I haven’t given in to major reworking of what I have so far, but I have done a few tweaks here and there and added a bit of description to things previously written, but hey, it’s all about word count, right? I tend to spend more time on the first few chapters, I think, since I want to have something solid to start with. With writing challenges like Nano, sometimes that can mess me up, but hooray for day one!

I’m going to write a little bit more, and then I’m off to bed.

‘Night!

Happy Halloween!

Well, well… Halloween is finally here. Wow. I’m not doing much for it. Not this year at least. To me it’s almost just like any other day. I have thoughts of paranormal fun in my head almost every day of the year. I watch paranormal horror movies frequently, and I read Fantasy and Paranormal Romance… a lot.

So… what am I thinking about most today?

What happens at 12:01am tonight… National Novel Writing Month! http://www.nanowrimo.org

6 hours remaining…

Happy Halloween everyone. Be safe and have fun.

Day three of “The Seventy Days of Sweat: Writing Challenge” http://70daysofsweat.com/wordpress/

Today was the first day that I participated and I managed to get done 800 words. Hooray! I have sweated for Sven! (That’s a great name.) It’s pretty good since I didn’t know which story I’d work on until I sat down and tried to spot which would be easiest to dive into on the spot. I decided and am feeling great about it! I’m getting “the flow.” =)

Plus, I’m only 1450 words behind now for the Sven says Sweat! challenge. Double yay! I’ve made progress!

I’m now off to get some sleep, and well work on plotting my National Novel Writing Month project for November 1st. I’m a crazy cat.

Night!

It’s November 30th and as of one hour ago I broke 50,000. I have 50,033 words. I am so excited and happy. It is the first novel that I have ever written in its entirety! Yay! *bounces off the walls* This has been a great month for me, for the most part. ^___~

I just had another piece accepted to Runes Mag, so that’s good. My second acceptance this month.

As far as NaNo, I’ve hit 16k so far. I wish that I could just sit back and watch the words appear on the screen. If only life was that easy…

Well, I guess everything is going alright with NaNoWriMo and my writing career. I’m currently at 9616 words on my NaNo novel.

Well… NaNoWriMo has been in full swing for two and a half days now. So far I have written 3563 words, as far as my goal is concerned I was trying for two thousand words a day, which makes me only (as of yesterday, I haven’t gotten a chance to write anything so far today) 437 words behind! Not too much. I could knock that out in 15-25 minutes. So far I’m pretty shocked and pleased with my writing. It’s surprising that I have been able to squelch my laziness and internal editor this much to actually do it. Now again, it’s okay been two and a half days, so I very well might hit those rough patches, but I hope not!

Today is one of my work days, so I’ll be able to get a lot of writing done today. I don’t have to do too much at work, so I tend to do quite a bit of… well… editing in the past on one of my WIPs and working on the outline for my NaNoWriMo. Now I can see how much I can write! Woot!

In other news, I’ve heard back on one of my submissions. I had submitted to an anothology and gotten word back on it by the editor to edit it, so I did that then he said that he would put it in his to be considered further pile, so I waited and now he has said that he likes my poem and would like to publish it in one of his other publications because it doesn’t really fit with the anthology too well. So that is pretty exciting as well. This would be my second paying publication.

That’s about it for now!

Here’s my second post. Well… I’ve been working on my NaNoWriMo novel. I am up to chapter twelve in the planning process. I can’t wait until I can finally start writing on it! I find that writing leads me to write more writing. I don’t know. I guess it’s that mysterious force known as “The Muse.” I get stuck in this planning process a bit, but like when I went to work this past Thursday I was stuck at chapter 5, but then I worked on it and I got up to chapter 12.

Today I also worked on getting my acceptance/rejection notebook together. I read on JA Konrath’s website how he has over 500 rejections and how his notebook of them are bigger than LA’s phone book, so it inspired me to get my own. =)

Well… not too much else has been going on. I’m going to go back to chapter planning now. It’ll be the only time I’ll be able to work on it really until Friday or Thursday sometime.