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#NaNoWriMo Day 24 done Daily words: 2,429 Total words: 39,085 % Complete: 78.14%
Still cracking along. My writing is at the point now where while it’s a little hard to get going again, once I have started it’s not too hard to just keep going. I’ve never written like this for so long. It’s becoming very satisfying.
Tomorrow I will catch back up to and then exceed my projected word count again.
#NaNoWriMo Day 23 completed
Daily Words: 2,335
Total Words: 36,656
Total Compete: 73.31%
Today’s words mean that over the last four days I’ve written 10,179 words. This is easily the most productive I’ve ever been in such a short period.
The best thing is I’m loving the narrative right now. It’s flowing out. 😁 14k words to go and I can see it’s all coming together.
One week to go, everyone! KEEP IT UP!
#NaNoWriMo Day 22 done Daily words: 2,611 Total words: 34,321 % Complete: 68.64%
Just a quick update today because it’s midnight and I’m buggered after working a full day, going to the gym this evening, and then writing 2,611 words 😁
Couldn’t be happier really. Still a good way to go, but I’m starting to believe I might make it.
Never stop chasing your goals!
#NaNoWriMo Day 21 done Daily words: 2,585 Total words: 31,710 % Complete: 63.42%
Still trucking, and still in with a realistic shot of getting this over the line.
Had a slow weekend as I meandered down the long and boring narrative road, but some adjustments and two chapters rewritten and it’s firing once again. Tension building, excitement too.
Keep on writing everyone! Still a week to get your goals met! 😅
The hardest thing about #NaNoWriMo is the continual effort of invention.
Even if you know where the narrative starts and where it ends and the big events in between, many more small events are needed to fill 50k words.
It also needs to be engaging with a sense of building tension. This is where one’s craft comes in.
It’s an amazing experience, a humbling fire consuming old mental structures yet powering the creation of new ways of thinking.
#NaNoWriMo Day 15 done Daily words: 2,453 Total words: 25,084 % Complete: 50.17%
Yay, I’m half way through both in days and word count! 😃
So happy- I didn’t think I’d get this far. Still a long way to go, and if anything it feels like the first half will have been easy compared with the next fifty percent. The start already feels along time ago, IRL and Narratively.
DONT STOP EVERYONE! KEEP ON TYPING AWAY 😁
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#NaNoWriMo Day 12 done Daily words: 3,067 Total words: 20,508 % Complete: 41.02%
What a roller coaster!
Mentally draining, when reaching a narrative point not knowing how to proceed. I’ve learned to take five, let it percolate and trust the way forward to come to mind.
Emotionally draining too, feels great when I pull ahead, stressed when I fall behind.
But still where I must be to succeed. 🥳
KEEP IT UP EVERYONE! 😁
#NaNoWriMo Day 8 completed
Daily words: 2,989
Total words: 14,929
% Complete: 29.83%
I had a very light day yesterday, mainly as I’d written into a narratively dull corner and wasn’t at all excited.
When I’m not excited, I stop writing, as I can’t expect the reader to feel excited if I’m not when I’m writing it.
Lots of thinking 🤔 & midday today an idea got me really excited again, so got back to writing.
So much fun! 😃
The day before I decided to take a break and trim my trees, so I did! 💪🏻😄 A meditative exercise, I tell you. While pruning, I thought about the plot development of my #scifi book The Closed Tunnel.
Can I brag? Not only am I writing a book, but I have pomegranates in the garden 😂
Key takeaway: writing a #book is not always typing on a keyboard. 80% of the time, the story is born in your head.
Have a great week, everyone! 🏻
Yay, I just finished the third chapter of my #SF novel, in which my washed-up protagonist is found in a dank London pub and called back to duty with the offer of just revenge.
This writing-in-the-morning thing is certainly working for me. 😊
I hope you’re all having success with your own writing goals as well. :blobcatcoffee:
Yay, I just finished the second chapter of my #SF novel. Was thinking on it all weekend, wasn’t feeling it this morning, but made myself sit at my desk while I drank my coffee, and I just wrote what could be the first sentence. It wasn’t terrible. Took a few sips of coffee, then wrote a potential second. Another sip, soon I had the first paragraph.
An hour later & hey presto, chapter written 😊
Ok, time to log off and start the day.
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Part of having a writing habit can be having a specific time and place to write.
For me, I have recently set up a little tiny desk in a quiet corner that holds a little tablet with a keyboard that is for nothing but writing, and so far it seems to be working quite well.
Do you have a special place for writing. Or are you able to write anywhere, anyhow?
I’ve gone back to an old #novel I’ve been writing for years- this time I’m getting it done! 😉
But, in doing so I have decided to change the prose text from past-tense to present-tense to give the #narrative some extra tension and forward drive.
It’s working out so far, but I’m not entirely convinced it’s the right thing to do. Most narratives are written in past-tense after all, so it might make my novel less inviting.
Writing a #flashfiction for my local writers group. 350 words with the prompt: birthday party, locked cupboard, twins. The variety is always interesting when we read our stories aloud.
Have trouble keeping it short? First, write without concern for word count.📚
Then hack and prune that wild shrub.🌳
Select one word instead of three.📌 Delete any sentence that changes nothing.✂️ Repeat. ♻️
You’ll be left with a flowering rose bush.🌹
Ok, I finally finished a version of my new short story and submitted it for consideration in a YA Fantasy anthology. Here’s hoping it is selected.
Beyond that, while it’s taken consistent and considered work to get it where I liked, the feeling of achievement and dare I say it joy in having gotten this far makes it all worthwhile either way.
But, onto the next thing now: a micro-narrative for my local writers group 🙂
Just had one of those great little moments when writing where without knowing exactly where the story was going and just capturing my character’s words and actions, one of them did something unexpected that made it all work and helped explain the thrust of the whole story.
Suddenly BAM a little weight of doubt has lifted from the final narrative puzzle-piece falling into place. Phew- :BlobHajMlem:
Ever get this?
Write well :-)
Back here again this morning. Writing. That’s most mornings for a week. For me, this is the most consistent I have been for a long time. It’s normally sporadic at best, with “when” and “for long” ever an open question. So, -hopefully- this is the start of one of those weird things called a habit. Some habits are good 😊
Short story almost complete. Nice to be in the penultimate scene, it’ll be completed tonight. Might need a twist.
Hi everyone. Big weekend, bigger than expected- so not writing for a few days. In any case, back to it on Monday morning. If anything a short break from wriing has given my brain time to foresee the ending of my short story, so now I know where it’s going. Exciting to figure out how to get there. Also, and I’m very lucky, got a very short extension to complete and submit, so very much thankful to a great editor. :-D
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Under the pump to get this short story finished today. Things is I’m working all day, and a social event tonight, so it’ll be tight. But squeezing out bits and pieces across the day then stringing it together after I get home will work well enough to submit midnight tonight. There’s a fill editing process after that so it doesn’t need to be 100. Either way, I’ll get it done.
How do you go about meeting writing deadlines?
Back here writing again this morning. It was hard to sit and start, my sleepy mind against the idea of divising narrative, but the coffee helps.
Still on my current short story. Also still stuck, but it’s better than a few days ago, a couple scenes reduced into one, and moving right along in about 350 words instead of 1000.
I’m not yet excited about it, meaning I can’t expect my reader to be excited. It’ll spark soon :blobwizard: