Sorry, it been a while. I have been fighting depression, gout, stomach issues, exhaustion, writers block and broken computer. (Good News: I have no symptoms of the Corona Coviid 19 virus. I really hope we can get this sickness cleaned up: I hate wearing a mask.)
Now that July is tomorrow. . . I plan to work on three projects. . .
1. 30 days of poetry. (I will try to get posted on Rebekah Quinne Short Stories
2. My paranormal short stories.
3. Writing birthday project for a dear friend of mine.
My word count goal is 30,000.
I am just trying to get back into writing.
Well, since we have all been stuck in with the fear of this virus. I have been trying to stay busy.(In March, my family all had runny noses and a cough, but no breathing issues or fevers. We are all better now, restless but better. I’m worried over finances, but there are alot of other people who are worried too. I’ve been trying to stay busy, cooking, writing, and chatting with good online friends.)My Camp NaNoWriMo Update at end of day 8 I’m at 8500 plus words.
First of all, it’s been almost two weeks that I have no gone outside any more than ten feet from my door. So I really have cabin favor. . .
Secondly, I have been fighting a head cold (just sinuses, no fever), depression, and writer’s block. . . so I have been really out of it.
So I was surprised (which I shouldn’t have been). . . to find out that in April is Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 . . (https://www.nanowromo.org/ Nanowrimo and Camp Nanowrimo on the same site now). I’m Rebekah1213 on Camp NaNoWriMo.
So since I am feeling better, and I need to get back in to the writing groove for my sanity. . . I am trying to writing in Camp NaNoWriMo.
I am rebelling this time. . . I am working on multi projects. . . I’m calling the project writings of me. Each project has some element of me. . . Write on what I know and want right?
1. I have working on short stories in a different name. (A few know both Rebekah Quinne and my other pen name.)
2. I also working on a depression project. . . I’ve trying to face my depression creatively. . . It makes me feel like there is a war in my head, So why not write about it?
3. I thought about getting creative with this cabin fever and write fictional stories based on the changes that this virus has put on people.
However my goal is at least 30,000 words. This is simply 1,000 words per day. I can do that in my sleep.
I just hope, I have energy, and motivation to get through my writing. I miss writing and I feel unlike myself without it.
I just need to get back and writing and typing. I have been journaling a lot more for documentation of the virus and how I feel in a type of lock down. (Note: It’s not an extreme lock down, but it feels that way. . . only get out for emergency. . . it’s not an emergency.)
Anyway, I need to work on notes for Camp NaNoWriMo. . . keep you updated.
I am writing in Camp NaNoWriMo this month.
I gave myself the goal of 30,000 words.
I am working on a nonfiction piece of family stories.
(However with my depression and anxiety, it may get changed.)
However I have to do everything by hand. My battery charger dropped and is now magnetic and is causing our other units from charging when they are pulled in. So I’m thinking of selling my laptop and getting another. Grrrr.
Camp is no hands on.
This novella trilogy by Rebekah Quinne goes back and forth in a dangerous two-way street of bitter-growing foes. It’s head to head action told from the mind of an exploring, youthful ever-learning young woman (Neve), and a mechanically slow-degrading man who slowly losing everything in his life (Jake).
Neve, a young, new-world exploring woman that knows the man who was in her family’s’ lives was up to no good. It was really driving her crazy.
Jake, a frustrated man who his mechanically skills to aide him in eliminating those who have gotten in his way of his ruined plans. He uses all tools and mechanical skills around him to get what he wants.
However Neve knows that this man is up to no good. She also knows he is dangerous with any car.
This is cutting edge thriller trilogy that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will take the reader on one wild ride. . . . better buckle up!
I’m taking the day off as I wrote over 3500 word yesterday after I helped with laundry, went shopping, and cooked fried fish for dinner. I am at 25,149 words out of my goal of 35,000 with 9 more days to write. I really think I can make this goal. . . my bigger goal to myself is to get the book completed.
I’m excited as even my family wants to read my book.
Anyway, I play two word games to keep my brain fresh. . .
Wordscapes. Which is fun if I can get the bigger words first. . . . I usually only have one or two on a set that just fluster me.
Word With Friends (2) . . . I love a good game of boogle or scramble. However I keep getting way older guys trying to see scams or wives. I am just trying to workout my brain. I am not trying to get hit on by random guys. (Worst part I rarely find any guys my own age.)
So today we (my friend, brother and I) made three hams, sweet potatoes, baked beans, mashed potatoes, and bean soup. All we have to do is make plates for Easter dinner tomorrow, awesome. I will also post ham ideas on my food blog. . . https://cookingimprov.home.blog/
So tonight, I am relaxing with my word games and maybe a movie.
Camp NaNoWriMo is almost here. . .
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.
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
- Watching Youtube videos
- Short stories
- make favorite dinner
- Yoworld (facebook)
- Go for a walk
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.
So my sleep schedule is off. . . it is now 3 am in the morning.
I was scanning my facebook main page. . . as one of my many distraction as lately.
There was a post to share the link of your first published book.
Here’s my link. . .
The Whispering Path. (2011)
It was even under my old pen name Rebekah Wolveire
It hit me . . . I know I need to reedit and rewrite (after eight years of learning of the writing career and how to better your novels and such etc). I plan to write and reedit this book and make an e-book this summer.
So this is what happens to me at 3 am in the morning.
So please look for The Whispering Path in the Summer of 2019. (As long as I do not get distracted.)