It is Day 15 and it is the half way point on Camp NaNoWriMo. I am at 20,688. I defiantly think I will get to my goal 35,000 this month.
I just finished Chapter 7. It’s just at the point where the “Bad Guy” is starting to lose his money and his luck. (Of course this book 3 of 3 Driving Lies trilogy.) I can’t wait to have the book ended and completely. I really enjoyed writing this story.
The irony of the story is that I created to try to face my fear of driving. However I think it just made more cautious about who fixes my friends’ and families’ cars.
However I have enjoyed writing a story with two different perspectives.
I hope to get edited and published soon.
I have several people already interested. I am so excited. I feel like a writer, an author! Chair Dance!
This week has been up and down. I’ve been fighting both writer’s block and depression (and yes, I think they are linked this time).
I have always had issues with my physical appearance as I am bigger woman. I have tried the exercise and diets ,. . . I will lose 20 ponds here or there, but I still end up gaining it back and then some. I have learned to deal with myself. So when someone calls me beautiful, pretty, cute etc. . . I will say thank you but I usually blow it off. (As there are usually at least two negative comments on weight compared to the positive.)
The comments, compliment, encourage comes from my writing truly makes my day!
- I love when those say they love my writing.
- They said they enjoyed my writing.
- When they say they want to read more.
- When they say my writing touches their soul.
- When they say they can relate to characters.
- When they call me a real writer.
- When they said I will be published soon. (They had more hope than I did.)
Writing comments and compliments mean more to me as physical issues only last so long, but my writing can touch other now and in the future.
Have you ever reread a piece of your own writing and asked yourself any one of the following. .
- What was I thinking when I wrote that?
- What was I trying to say?
- Why did I just repeat myself?
- Why didn’t I give enough information?
- Where was I going with that?
- Why did I use the cliché?
- Was I trying to piss my audience off?
The last one made me laugh.
The thing I have learned like any art that writing is never truly finished. There is always a tweak or change an author can make . . . it was will turn the story completely different.
I also noticed that version A never looks like or sounds like version ZZZ.
However I have found a piece of editing that I do like that is when I get to rewrite. My problem from this when I am trying to subtract word from my lengthy novels . . . when I rewrite I usually add even more. I need to learn how to describe things in a condensed and efficient way.
My other issues when I leave words out from typing too much. I have to read and reread to catch the words that are missing.
I hope someday to be well-do enough to get a professional editor to look over my work. It really needs it.
I’ve been dealing with wifi issues. . . so I have time to write and I have no focus, sigh.
My favorite time even now. . . just sitting in front of a screen and getting ready to type.
I loved the time when I was with my ex (may he rest in peace.) The four hours I have while he would sleep (while our sleep schedules were overlap). I would drink my soda or coffee and work on my writings. ( I especially loved it during NaNoWriMo time.)
I wish I could have those four hours by myself at least Monday thru Friday.
I just want to write each day for so many hours and have focus while I have that time. (Currently, I just try to plug myself in to my music and focus so that all those around disappear and I can simply focus on whatever story I am working on.)
It’s my happy time.
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
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 )
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.
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