In 2018 I did the following. . .
- Written over 200 blogs
- Written over 500,000 words (552, 946 words to be exact)
- My computer was down most of the year, so I wrote most of my novels by hand and used tablets for my blogs.
- I wrote entire diary
- Acoomplished by Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo in Novmeber (with gout)
In 2019, I want to. . .
- I want something published.
- Write 12 fanfiction stories (https://www.fanfiction.net/~rebekahwriter13/ )
- Write 12 Short stories for Wattpadd (https://www.wattpad.com/user/RebekahQuinne )
- Write 300 blogs this year (Links to my blogs here: https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/links-to-my-pages-4/ )
- Finish these several projects
- Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 2:Daris
- Driving Lies Book 3 Typed
- Driving Lies Books 1-3 Edit
Plugging myself in with the playlist of my favorite music, blocking out the bitter reality of this harsh world.
Turn on my M.S. Word or get out a pen and Notebook and then completely focus on my fantasy worlds within each story or novel.
Just type or write for hours, word after word, line to paragraph to page. . . creating drama and horror within the story knowing that what doesn’t kill my characters just makes them that crazier and stronger.
That is my pure bliss.
My word count and other updates
I accomplished Nanowrimo in November 2018 (I was a rebel I worked on two projects): 50,951 words
My total Nanowrimo word count from 2010 to 2018: 439, 895 words (I have novella trigology written, two novels finished and three novel projects in process)
Overall from January to November (2018): 501,765 words (My personal goal was 400,000 I still have to write December)
November total word count (including, Nanowrimo, email, lists, diary, blogs etc ): 91,691 words
I also achieved a personal of getting average of 3000 words a day and made this goal in November 2018. Yay! It average 3056 words per day. (In spite of migraines, gout, errands, cleaning etc. So I have no excuses.)
Links to word count and other goals (I accomplished all of camp and regular Nanowrimo goals )
It’s Day 13 and I am only 41 words behind . . . However my eyes hurt and I can’t feel another migraine forming.
Between the cold weather with the heater, my female issues, dealing with a temperamental computer, I’ve had migraine at four days so far since I’ve started Nanowrimo this year. So only being 41 words behind is not bad.
I sometimes read the pep talk on Nanowrimo, and someone mention that “Writing sucks.” WTF?
It can make you frustrated when your muses and characters are taking you different directions, but writing does NOT suck. If you think writing suck, then why are you doing it? (Maybe you don’t like writing the endless report for work, that your boss does not read anyway, but Nanowrimo should NOT feel like work.)
I’m just so flustered when you want pep and you get blah. Grrr.
Ok here’s pep. Everyone has at least one story that just needs to get out. So stop saying “what if” or “i need to do it” and just write it. (Just like Nike’s theme “just do it!”)
Now I’m going to make dinner and then lay down so I can write more tomorrow.
As most of you I’ve been writing is Camp Nanowrimo and this November I’m trying Nanowrimo for the 9th year.
I am writing a seven book series I’m calling Crimson Shadow Collection. There are about 75 vampires and this is the series is about their lives. I have been working on the set-up of this series since 2008-2009 I’m still stuck on book 2 even though I have many scenes for the other books written.
- 2010 The Whispering Path
- 2011 Driving Lies Book 1
- 2012 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Melzela, (on my Rebekah Wolveire account)
- 2012 Driving Lies Book 2
- 2013 Driving Lies Book 3
- 2014 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris started
- 2015 Pieces of me (It was a personal collection)
2010 to 2015 I won each year, writing over 50,000 words (I was with my ex back then)
2016 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris (between family drama and muses wanting to write scenes for book 3 to 7, I did not hit 50,000 words)
2017 The Broken Path (My location and exhaustion kept me 15,000 words short of my goal: it’s not finished, but on back burner)
2018 The Crimson Shadow Collection: Daris (I am determined to write and get my 50,000 words)
I’m working Daris again as there are notes, scenes for it everywhere on my flash drive but nothing is together in chapter form. I’m going to put it together.
My Nanowrimo page http://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah1213
My Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/rebekahquinne
My Twitter page http://www.twitter.com/rebekahquinne
I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea issues, (even when I do sleep, I feel like I barely slept. At times I live on 5 hour energy drink shots.)
I have anxiety (I have constant worry and current living situation has me on the edge. I also have what I can zombie insomnia, I can’t sleep, but I can’t focus, grrr. My living situation has me on extremely high anxiety over extreme cleaning in which furniture is to be moved vs timed issues.)
I have extreme mood swings because of this and my painful female issues.
These health issues can get in the way of true bliss. . .writing.
I’m hoping to get my notes organized while all of this cleaning going on. . . Just thinking about it drains me.
I love to blog, but usually during times of no blogs I’m doing one of two things.
- I’m fighting writers block, usually more blogs get written
- I’m working on writing projects
Lately it’s been a mixture can’t tell by September’s word count 80,627 (that’s everything from diaries, lists, bligs, stories, novel scenes, to notes)
This month, I’m working on notes for my Nanowrimo.org project. . . Crimson Shadow Collection: Book 2 Daris. My muses woke me up from a hard sleep at about a week ago, and I’ve been working on it since. Yay! Back to my dark world. . . The weirdest thing happened my mood swing have slowed down, and some days when I’m writing I feel less depressed and lonely.
I keep telling everyone I need to write and yet few really hear me.
On my personal blog http://beckyms1213blog.wordpress.com
I’m working on a personal blog self esteem project. . . New question daily. Learn something new from your dark writer. . .I got it from my favorite therapy site 7cups.com
My current blog count (up to September) is 158. Just 42 blogs to go.
- Personal blogs 65 beckyms1213
- Fun blogs (Celebrity inspired or fan fiction) 2 rebekah1213
- Writing blogs 44 Rebekah Quinne
- Spiritual blogs 16 Spiritualbeck
- Short stories 31 rqshortstories
(Note links to the other blogs is at the bottom of the page)
This is really close to the 200 blog goal I have given to myself this year.
Year goals https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/what-i-want-in-2018/
More writing Goals
I’m in 275,817 words (As of September) of my 400,000 word count goal this year. Just 124, 183 words to go. Yay. Since June I wrote 115, 089 words. Busy Summer, I hope for a busier fall (writing wise).
The Links to my other blogs are . . . https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/links-to-my-pages-4/
Writing is my number 1 passion. I write short stories, poems, novels, and blogs. Genres I’m interested in are but not limited to . . . Horror, paranormal, occult, spiritual, romance, modern, suspense, thriller and drama. (I have worked with some erotica, but with another pen name.)
These are the links to all of Internet me (but the naughty part)
My WordPress blogs
The Whispering Path my first attempt at a novel
Lights out. Sighs.
The fates must not want me to write at night. . . But my muses work at night the best. . . Grrr. Sigh.
This is the second light I have broken within the last 6 months. I got two desk lamps . . . The first on the clip busted. The second one bust the connector from the cord and what screws in the bulb.
I can’t read my writing to retype on this blog. . . It strains my eyes and causes several migraines. (I cannot afford to fall behind on lay in bed all day. . . I have to help my mom.)
I’m trying to clean and write during the day, but it’s hard to focus.
I hope get a light soon.