NaNoWriMo 2013 Update 2

Well I had planned to do an update last weekend but I went to the city to do some shopping and the trip ended up being two and a half days long due to getting stuck by bad weather. Because of this I didn’t get to post an update (I find posting on my tablet to be a pain) and it also means I didn’t do any writing during that time.

As it sits right now I’m at 33,866 words. Which has me about 3000 words behind if I include today’s writing. I’m not all that worried, I’ve been more behind in the past and have still managed to win in the end.

I’m hoping to spend a few solid hours writing this weekend to catch up and hopefully go beyond the word count goal. If all goes well I will hit 50k before the end of the month, if not I will finish last minute.

NaNoWriMo 2013 Update

Well it’s been a week since NaNoWriMo started and I have to say I’m doing pretty darn good. I managed to get a whopping 3500 words in the first day. Then I spent the next few days throwing random words down but none of them seemed to make much sense. That’s the problem with me not having the time to plan things out, it gets ugly really quickly.

But then day five arrived and I had such a crazy amount of inspiration that not only did my writing make sense and start to actually turn into a story but I also wrote over five thousand words that day! It felt invigorating! The only downside is I ended up having to stop writing because I was tired and knew I couldn’t stay up late.

I’ve had a pretty solid start this year and I’m currently sitting at 15118 words. Today’s goal is 16666. I haven’t done any writing yet today but I am confident I can easily reach if not go above that goal.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Are you keeping up with your word count or falling behind?

NaNoWriMo 2013

So tomorrow is November 1st.

Woah.

Wait November 1st? That means NaNoWriMo is starting tomorrow! And I’m not prepared in the slightest! Hold on a moment while I run around my house in a full blown panic.

Okay, now that that’s over with I have to deal with the reality of the situation. I am not prepared for NaNoWriMo this year…at all. The year has gone by too fast, I’ve had too many things on the go (as I’m sure you could tell by the overall abandonment of this blog over the last couple of months) and I haven’t planned a single thing.

Why not do it pantser style?

Because I do not do well writing by the seat of my pants. I just don’t. Tried it once and it did not work out well. Yes I got my word count that year but it was ugly. So I have less than 10 hours before NaNoWriMo officially starts for me and so I have that much time to plan…something to write this year.

Wish me luck. Because I’m going to need it.

Camp NaNoWriMo Ends – A Late Update

Ignoring the fact that this update is just a few days late I figured I’d give you the final breakdown of how my July Camp NaNoWriMo experience went.

I think I set an all time record low in word count this year.

But you know what, that’s okay because I was super busy and I know from past experience that I am far less successful during Camp NaNoWriMo than NaNoWriMo. So how badly did I do?

Well remember the last two updates where I said I was sitting at 2303 words? Yup, that would also be the word count I finished with. Do I wish I had written more? Of course! But I got other stuff done during the month so in the end July was a productive month even if my writing was a bit lackluster.

Results will be much better during the November NaNoWriMo to be sure. And now I must scamper, I’m off to vacation land for the next two weeks so hopefully September will see this blog getting a bit more attention again.

Camp NaNoWriMo Update 3

Ignoring the fact that this post is a day later I am none the less giving you another quick update on my writing…or should I say lack there of. Summer and writing for me just don’t get along. So needless to say I once again got nothing done for my novel.

Oddly enough I did do a bunch of writing this weekend, and if it had have been for my novel I’d probably be almost done by now, but since it was typing up posts and reviews for my other blog it doesn’t count. So yes I did have a productive week of writing, it just had nothing to do with my Camp NaNoWriMo project. Ah well, any writing done makes me happy so I can’t complain.

Also fun random fact. Thursday July 18th was apparently my two year Anniversary for this blog. Wow, I can’t believe this blog has been around for two years, I feel kind of bad for not giving it the amount of attention that it deserves.

Camp NaNoWriMo Update 1

Well it’s been a little over a week since Camp NaNoWriMo started, and I’m a bit behind on my word count. Not only did I lower my initial word count goal from 25k to 15k in the first couple of days but then I got super busy and feel behind on my writing. I am currently sitting at 2303 words written, when I need to be at 3870 as of today. I’m not too worried since I know when I do have a chunk of free time I can easily get that word count up to ¬†where it should be or beyond it. I’m also trying hard to go for quality words in my writing, which is why I reduced the word count earlier in the month.

I will have another update next week and hopefully by then I will be well above where I need to be.