Word count and Nanowrimo update

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 )

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/what-i-want-in-2018/

rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/09/17/current-goals-and-updates/

https://rebekahquinne.wordpress.com/2018/06/24/2018-writing-goal/

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Determined to win NaNoWriMo 2018

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)

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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

Finished Camp Nanowrimo

I completed Camp Nanowrimo July 2018 with the word count 30,691.

I swear as soon as I just barely got pass 30,000 words . . . it was like my muses stopped. I hit a writing brick wall.

I can write a few blogs, but its like muses saw the up hill hike for part 2 and all said “hell no!” LOL.

I am grateful that I finished part one, and I wrote over 30,000 words by hand.

However even my desk lamp broke, so next month it will be more blogs.

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.

Every time. . .

It seems every time I give myself writing goals something always happens. . .

First nanowrimo I got two weeks of migraines

Whenever I give myself a personal goal, I’ve had . . .

  • family issues
  • mental break down (unrelated to writing)
  • I was in a car accident
  • Headaches
  • Sinuses
  • Depression
  • Hand cramps
  • Sleep issues
  • Moving
  • Female issues

However I always seem to manage to get my main word count in. It is what I want. . .

This month not any different, I have my anemia (from endomentrial hyplasya I know I didn’t spell that right, its a fancy term for very heavy female periods) mixed with my sleep apnea. I slept the last 40 hours out of 48 hours. I can’t think straight or get my process muses. They are sleepy too.

I need to stop giving myself personal goals and simply write.

I’m taking today off to see if I get my mind to work on its own. I’m over 17,900 words, so I’m very ahead.

I’m tired. It’s sleep time.

Camp Nanowrimo July Survival list

Every year in Nanowrimo forums they always ask you what is your survival list. . . Things you need to get through the month of writing your Camp Nanowrimo project.

  • Outlines
  • Notes
  • Character sketches

Most of this is my notebooks

  • Colorful pens
  • Tyneol (between hand cramps and headache)
  • Empty notebooks
  • Backpack (so I can take my writing every where I go.)

As I am writing 30,000 words by hand

  • Calendar (for word count and appointment)
  • Coffee with my creamer
  • Caffeinated soda (I write weird hours)
  • Candy or a treat (word sprints can wear you out)
  • Timer or clock for word sprints
  • Mom to go on walks with. . . (Too much writing can strain my eyes)

I’m keeping it simple this year.

2018 Writing Goal

  • Word count by December 31, 2018 (400,000 note: up to date I’m at 160,788 just 240,212 to go.)
  • Finish “Driving Lies
  • Work on getting a daily word count of 3000
  • Work on wattpad account https://www.wattpad.com/user/RebekahQuinne
  • Write more short stories http://rqshortstories.wordpress.com
  • Publish something
  • Work on personal project
  • Enter a few writing contests
  • Post up to 200 blogs this year (among all my blogs)
  • Succeed in camp Nanowrimo April 30k
  • Succeed in camp Nanowrimo July 30k
  • Succeed in Nanowrimo November 50k

Note: 30k and 50k are preferring to thousands in word count.