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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
I’m still working on this one.
It is a thorn in my side that I can’t quite reach. I have delved into reading and listening audiobooks like my life depends on it. Hoping that I’ll absorb them and be able to get this thorn worked into shape. I was supposed to start Camp Nano today but my mental struggles with this monster keep me from moving on.
I wonder if I should just abandon it for a few months. Maybe we both need some air. I feel like I’m making progress overtime I begin edits on this 45k beast that has grown by 20k since it was ‘finished’.
Maybe I should tackle it as my Camp Nano until new inspiration strikes. My November NaNo came to me in a dream. How do your ideas come to you?
Here are the links to previous revisions of the monster. And the below them you’ll find the latest version of the beginning. Find my personal links on the side if you want to chat about your writing endeavors.
Out of the Blue
16 years ago.
Callie’s heart beats against her chest, she knows by the end of the day, she might be a widow left to care for four little girls alone in an unfamiliar world. She clings to her husband as the sun sets across the ocean, her instincts telling her his pride has already decided his part in the events about to unfold. Continue reading
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.
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.”
#teasertues might be getting an addition to the line up
I have a few blogs I follow of writers I find incredibly talented. I think I’ll start sharing their work with you on Tuesdays.
In the past I have shared excerpts from my writing but too much of the same can get monotonous so I refrain from sharing every time I make major changes. Keep that in mind when you look at Out of the Blue any time I share from that work in progress. I may have it on here ten times (I don’t know the exact number.) but those are the polished version of three or four edits.
I also share websites, bio’s or info pages of people that have really helped me along on my path. People who have taken me under their wing in one way or another.
I will continue to do both of these but I want to share your work in progress links. I have a few in mind I have read to get my ReBlog Train moving. Leave you link in the comments and I will check it out.
I can’t always blog. But I like to share things I think are worth sharing and that you’ll enjoy when I can’t talk about my writing with you.