I'm afraid I've slacked off on my writing this year, due to life and health and now preparing for another (mostly local) move. But it's almost April, which means…
I haven't done much planning yet. For Camp, you get to set your own word count, from 10,000 words up, and you can write whatever you want, not just a novel. I'm going with 10,000 because of everything else going on next month, and I'm splitting the word count between multiple projects. I want to work on a novel, a short story or novella, blog posts, book reviews, maybe some flash fiction, and some other projects I have going. Hopefully that will make it easier to achieve my word count, because I can work on whatever project sounds good at the time. Or maybe it will make it harder to be focused enough to write that much. I'll find out soon!
Even if my writing hasn't gotten much attention, I haven't been slacking on reading! I'm still working on K.M. Weiland's 100 Books in 2016 challenge, plus I'm doing a reading challenge from our library district. I've read 34 books so far, so I'm well ahead of schedule! I'm assuming my reading will take a hit in the midst of packing and moving, so hopefully I'll get enough ahead to make up for that.
At least one book review should be coming next week, and hopefully more soon. I have plenty of spots in my Camp NaNoWriMo cabin if anyone wants to be added. Just create your Camp project and give me your screen name and I can add you!
I caught up on what I missed Sunday and got my word count where it should be. The target word count for the end of the day is 5000, and I’m finishing with 5014. It feels great to be a little ahead, and makes this seem more possible. I am trying to work through some plot difficulties, and not let myself get bogged down in research while trying to sort it out. I tend to research things to death, which is not the way to succeed at NaNoWriMo! All that can wait for December.
Day 2 of NaNoWriMo and I’m playing catch-up. I woke up yesterday with what felt like the flu, so my plans for fitting in writing spurts went out the window. I managed to get out 268 words out of desperation. I couldn’t think straight, but I also couldn’t not write anything, so I got out the very beginning at least.
Today, I’ve felt better, but still pretty sick. I’ve been really going at the writing though, in between chasing kids. I ended up with a word count of 3030. Not quite as much as I had hoped, but still decent and better than expected. Hopefully I can catch up tomorrow!
I’m using Scharffen Berger chocolate pieces as writing incentives. I get a couple of piece after every 500 words. Each piece is about the size of two chocolate chips, so it’s a nice taste, but not too much.