Romantic Distraction

Camp NaNoWriMo started April 1st and so far I got 2511 words. . . 

I do not normally post my personal life on this blog, but I am flustered and grateful. 

For Camp NaNo, I am finished a story, I started for NaNoWriMo in 2011. (When I was still with my ex, Tom.) There are some spicy scene between a few of my characters. . . you have to have a dramatic love element in a good thriller.

I will admit I have been lonely lately, as I have not really dated in over a year.

Against my personal blog (http://beckyms1213.wordpress.com) I got back on a few personal sites. (Even if it is just to find some friends, but I am started to believe people are about business or they are fake online.  The real people are actually out living life.)

As much as I love love struggling with the Internet. . . I am just beginning to believe it’s full of distractions and scammers.

I got a personal site and this what I thought was really cute guy messaged me. Of course within ten lines asked for outside chat (like Kik, hang out, or skype.)

Anyway, his answers were long and too poetic. . . they did not feel real so I took a tip from one of my favorite shows “Catfish” and I googled his replies and the first thing can up was a scam site.

So  if you get an answer or text like this. . . (it’s a scammer).

“My ambition is to inspire your beloved woman constantly and stand by my nations I want the peace for the world, to help her to keep the balance between career and private life, just as she would also inspire me to do good. Love is most paramount for me, i need a companion to share my life with, who wants to create a strong family. I want to take long walks with her and share what life has in stall for us both joy and sorrow. I’d like to look up to her as an authority for me, be proud of her, adore her, be supportive, she would have my devotion understanding,kindness, care, calmness, cheerfulness,soul support and my great love. I expect to get all these traits from her too in return, Everyone wants something good for themselves, or don’t you wish yourself well? ”

This was a direct quote I found from a scamming website.
https://www.scamwarners.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=58426

It sucked because his pics were cute. Oh well, I’m grateful now I can go back my regularly schedule program of working on my Camp NaNoWriMo projects.

 

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Editing Almost Over

Camp NaNoWriMo is almost here. . .

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I have three hours of editing left and between tonight and tomorrow I will get it done.

However I feel I barely touched my novel. I think I will need to rewrite and edit in May. Hopefully by then I will have two projects to edit.

There are some day where I could focus, and get hours of editing done.

Then there were times where I was completely distracted with yoworld, words with friends, and frustration over weak bi-polar wifi.

I learned it’s hard to put a headset on and edit as I have read and reread my pieces.

I wish I had money for someone else to edit for me.

Just less than 25 hours for Camp NaNoWriMo. Yay. 

However 50 hours of editing is nothing to complain about. . . I cut out a lot of my story and rewriting to make it more of the ghosts then of therapy.
Version A was my therapy. Version B and up were my paranormal story. 

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Revising my writing and myself

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.

Editing Progress

I wanted to be editing a lot more on my project but it seems that I have been working on everything but the rewrite of The Whispering Path.

However I did get some editing hours it. . . it’s 17th and over half way through the month. . . I’m at  29.55 of 50 hours (59%)
I am ahead of it as 17 X 1.3 hour is 22.1 hours. 

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I need to go back to work on my editing.

NaNoEdMo Update

I wanted to edit two projects. . . it down to one as I do not have part three of my thriller typed (It will be Camp NaNo in April’s project)

I am working on paranormal book The Whispering Path. It has over 180,000 words (overwritten, I tell the story like in three different ways within the same book.)

 

I love to write. I hate to edit, so I need to make a list of things I enjoy so I can treat myself.

Treats for editing

  1. Watching Youtube videos
  2. Candy
  3. Jokes
  4. Blogging
  5. Short stories
  6. movies
  7. make favorite dinner
  8. Yoworld (facebook)
  9. Go for a walk
  10. Shopping

NaNoEdMo

I am participating in Editing in March. . . 50 hours of editing in 30 days.

I’m Rebekah1213 on https://www.nanoedmo.com/members/rebekah1213/

It means typing, rereading, editing, rewriting on my projects. I will doing this on two of my projects. . .

I think I am going to work on

  • my novella trilogy “Driving Lies” I have get the third novella typed on the computer and majorly edit the first two parts.
  • my novel “The Whispering Path.” I realized it is very overwritten. It needs to be majorly tweaked.

I have other projects, but those are two that I know are finished and could be edited.

My other projects will be worked on during Camp NaNo this year.

Writing vs Editing

Writing is my Nirvana, but editing is work.

I can hand write or type anywhere I am inspired. As I’ve said before, when I write is when I am most content.

I’m a storyteller and creator. I’m an artist with words. When inspired, writing just comes easy to me, it flows.

Editing is work.

I have a bad habit of not seeing my own mistakes until weeks, months later. . .
With editing I break down scenes, make goals and give myself rewards.

  • I edit best between hours of 7 am and noon but only if I had good sleep the night before.
  • I have to be in the right mood and mind set.
  • Most of muses don’t even like to correct or edit.

I have to give myself rewards for editing because its work. I sometime look more forward to the reward than the work. I also overwork in 90% of my work, so I usually have to cut, and I hate to cut scene.

I hope that I get my computer working soon. (I need another new cord and new fan. Sigh.)

I want to get my work finished soon.