NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day seven; The inner editor

Day Seven: 1751 words Running Total:  12,883 words Not as good a total today as yesterday.  And later in the evening, too.  Don’t really like that.  And I’ve lost ground on getting a day ahead. But.  I still managed my requisite 1700 per day.  And I’m still ahead of the game, if you multiply my personal […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day six; world building

Day Six:  2568 words Running Total:  11,132words It’s been an exciting day.  I not only got my word count finished early today, I got a required blog post done too, all about the NaNoWriMo and the kind of persistence it takes to complete the challenge! And you know what?  I’m almost a full day ahead, now. […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day five; getting distracted

Day Five:  1729 words Running Total:  8564 words Didn’t quite catch the picture before the day counter clocked over – and anyway, I was still working in the wee hours, and the NaNo site allows you to adjust your word count day by day, so if you enter a total and get it wrong, or if you […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day four; playing catchup

Day Four:  4309 words Running Total:  6835 words Yay!  I’m green, I’m green, I’m green!  I love the weekends!  They are such great times for writing uninterrupted! Of course, the problem is that I spent all of today writing about basically nothing.  Minutae!  Every glance, every word – and the Circle meeting should not hjave […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day three; I thought I could do this?

Day Three:  852 words Running Total:  2526 words Why did I think I could do this, again? Oh, right.  Because I’ve done it for the past three years in a row and succeeded every time.  Only… the past three years I was still writing every day.  And I hadn’t lost touch with my characters.  In […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day two – behind already?!?

Day Two:  1674 words Running Total:  1674 words Argh, argh, arrrgggghhhh! Who in the worlds are these people?  Kina used to be a friend of mine…! Have you ever noticed that?  How characters you write about often enough become real people in your head, with not just likes and dislikes, strengths and flaws; but also good […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 – Journal, day one; reconnecting with creativity

Day One:  0 words Running Total:  0 words Whew! So, after fretting and thinking for half of the month of October, getting more and more nervous as the starting gate approached, I decided to dig out the incomplete first draft of Guardian’s Choice.  I’d honestly rather be writing a brand new one, but… Well, it’s been […]