#CampNaNo Day Eleven

Great day … so far.

My husband got off work early so he is picking the kids up, giving me more time to work on my project.  I would normally have already rushed out the door.  So, I’m going to do my update now and then find some appetizing morsel to munch on while listening to an audiobook.  If I have more time after my snack before I head to work that will be added to tomorrows tally.

Here it is:  341 words have been added bring my total to 74,119, 98% complete with word count.  Leaving 881 words to write in 19 days.

I’m 76% done with edits, 57,748 words edited is where that number sits.  I have one-quarter left and then I’m done.  Then I’m taking a break.

How are you going to celebrate your Camp Nano win?

#CampNaNo Day Ten

I have nothing to report.

I didn’t get to work on my project at all yesterday.  We got up and immediately got ready to leave and didn’t return home until past time to bathe the kids and get them in bed.

Today I only have a few hours to work so making up the difference probably won’t happen.

#CampNaNo Day Nine

I inch along.

574 is my word count for the day.  I’m at 98% of my word goal.  I’m amazed I make any progress.  I feel like I delete as many words as I add.

I caved on my decision to not type up the scene for the idea that keeps swimming around in my head.  I typed it up last night.  I have more to write on it but it’ll have to wait for now.

I’m up to 65% done in my total edit count.  It makes me feel ahead of schedule.  That’s good with kids, the unexpected happens often.

#CampNaNo Day Eight

 I’m getting there.

My count today is 461 words. Go me, go me!  I don’t toot my own horn often.  But I’m excited about my progress.

I have over 50% of it edited which is my real goal, the word count is a bonus.  The cherry on top.

How’s Camp NaNo going for you?

#CampNaNo Day Seven

 I have all day to work.

I got 538 words added today!  I finished editing Part One.  That’s 37578 words edited!  Tomorrow I get to start on Part Two.

I would have got more but off to work I have to go.


#CampNaNo Day Six

I’m treading water. I hope.

I only got 285 words added.  So not really chipping much off that editing tally.  36,000 is where I now sit.  I had to go to the dentist while my littlest was at school.  I hate going to the dentist.  It through my whole day off.

How is Camp Nano going for you?  Did you start a new story?

I know some of you are doing the A to Z challenge, how is that going?  Did you spend last month preparing for it or re you winging it?

#CampNaNo Day Five

I’m reaching my goal but…

I realized I need a different goal.  I need one that reflects how much I’m editing not adding.

I  got 1030 words added while editing.  But I have another 37,000 words to edit.  That’s a 1500 word count daily, words I need to be reading and changing.  The additional words are … icing on the cake.

#CampNaNo Day Four

Super happy about the progress I’ve made today.

My word count for the day is 1524!  I’ve made it up to chapter eleven as well. Happy dance time!

How are you doing at Camp NaNo?

#CampNaNo Day Three

My Internet has been sketchy.

I’ll update as I can. This post is for Day Three of Camp Nano. I’m using Word Count Dashboard to track my progress off-line so I’ll be able to keep you updated.

This post will be short and sweet. My finally total for Saturday was 156 and Sundays total was 246.  So far today has been an awesome day and I can’t wait to find time to share my total with you.  Have to go pick up my baby and then off to pick up my other baby.

#CampNaNo Day Two

I thought I posted this… Oops!

Breathing life into it – I hope

Well I’m 150 words into my goal for today of 208 words. Edited up to chapter seven, chapter eight has bit the dust and has been pulled apart and divided into pieces which now reside in chapter seven and nine.

I will keep at it as time allows today.  Slowly inching toward my goal. Wishing now I hadn’t already set up the  table of contents.

#CampNaNo Day One

The Beginning?

Well lack of Internet may keep my progress from begin reported daily but I did get my 208 words written last night.

I have decided to continue editing/rewriting Out of the Blue as my Camp NaNo project.  It was already over 65K and I set the goal for 75k.  I’m not sure I’ll reach it as for every three words I type I delete two.

#TeaserTues #Fictionfriday – Her Unexpected Life Excerpt Edited-2

Her Unexpected Life

So I’m setting out to update all my social feeds and thought I might want to share the latest draft of Chapter One with some of my favorite folks.

Her Unexpected Life – 12-15-15

Chapter One-End of January

In the middle of the pop isle of the local Hugemart, Valerie Cooper receives a text from her husband, “I’m moving out.”

Valerie is certain that auto correct must be playing games with her and texts back, “What? I think auto correct got you.”

He replies back, “No it didn’t. I’m moving out and in with Wendy.”

Continue reading

ReBlog – Kobo Writing Life


For the month of November, a brave team of Kobo staff joined forces to give NaNoWriMo a shot. We blogged about our efforts throughout the month, then several of us (Mark, Christine, Bessie, Sophia, and Wendy) sat down to chat about our experience. Listen to this week’s episode to hear our roundtable discussion about how Team KoBoWriMo fared in 2015.

Source: Kobo Writing Life Podcast – Episode 047 – KoBoWriMo Roundtable | Kobo Writing Life

ReBlog – And it’s begun

NaNo Participant

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It’s that time of year again and I have finally bitten the bullet and signed up for NaNoWriMo 2015. I can quite easily write 6000 words a day, time permitting so I am taking the challenge and attempting to write a novel in a month. 50,000 words. 30 days. Piece of cake. Right?

Source: And it’s begun – NaNoWriMo 2015 | A Bookish Delight

Switching Gears

Taking a break

I have been feverishly editing Out of the Blue yesterday I reached the half way point of the month and pages of the book.  🙂  I set the same goal for myself in editing as I did during NaNo 1667 words a day.  I reached 29,468 yesterday, my goal stated I need to be at 25,005.  I am technically ahead goal wise but to finish the book by the end of the month I am right on track.

So, I really don’t 4463 words edited ahead or over 2.5 days banked but I’m going to live like I do.  It hit me that I hadn’t included something into my NaNo that I wanted to.  So I am taking today off from Out of the Blue and reading Her Unexpected Life to see if the forgotten is needed.  I want to be ready for the Now What months of NaNo.  This is my first year so it will be interesting to see what it’s all about.  I’m hoping to learn something or a bunch of somethings.


Out of the BlueHer Unexpected Life