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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Updates

I love to blog, but usually during times of no blogs I’m doing one of two things.

  1. I’m fighting writers block, usually more blogs get written
  2. 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

Links to my pages

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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)

Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/RebekahQuinne

Twitter

https://mobile.twitter.com/rebekahquinne

Smash words

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Rebekah1213

Deviant art

https://www.deviantart.com/rebekah1213

Good Reads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6454956.Rebekah_Quinne

Old LiveJournal

https://rebekah1213.livejournal.com

Fan fiction.net

https://www.fanfiction.net/~rebekahwriter13

Nanowrimo profile

https://nanowrimo.org/participants/rebekah1213

Tumblr

https://rebekah1213.tumblr.com

My WordPress blogs

https://rebekahwolveire.wordpress.com

https://rqshortstories.wordpress.com

https://rebekah1213.wordpress.com

https://beckyms1213blog.wordpress.com

https://spiritualbeck.wordpress.com

My Ideal day

I wake up by 10 am. “Let’s make a Deal” is playing in the background. I make fresh coffee and egg sandwiches.

I write my daily blogs while enjoying breaking and listening to game shows.

By lunch, we go out get a quick bite and get errands and shopping done. (I love to shop, but on days I’m not doing errands, I will organize notes, research topics for my writings, clean a room, or write more. I fit in writing whenever I can.)

We get home and together make a fun dinner. . . Cheese shrimp pasta or steak fajitas.

Then we clean up together and enjoy down time.

My down time is chatting with online friends, listening to music and working on my short stories, blogs, and novels.

Read a bit before going to bed.

Note: For those who say, I write too much, then I say you don’t know me. (And you probably never truly understand me.)

A day without writing, is unproductive say to me.

Camp Nanowrimo July Update

Its almost half way through Camp Nanowrimo July 2018.

My word count so far is 23,057.

My goal is 30,000 words,

but it would be nice to get up or pass 50,000 words. I’ll still be happy if I get between the two goals.

I got part 1 out 5 finished in my book.

I’m excited about part 2, because I’ll be working on urban legends and horror stories.

Question of the Day Survey

A fellow author makes up these daily questions on her Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/deborah.rileymagnus

Since I’m not on Facebook everyday, I collected the last ten or so and posted them as a survey.

Author survey question of the day … Are you a happy writer? Do you find joy in all (or at least most) of the elements of being an author? Do you smile at the keyboard every time you face it?
Writing is one of few reasons, I get up everyday. I’m sad on days I don’t write. Yes writing makes me happy.

Author survey question of the day … What’s your best technique for keeping track of things, especially if you write series books, or books that cover vast amounts of time? Do you use spread sheets? Notebooks loaded with details? Editing notes on a word doc? Post-it notes on a wall? What works best for you?
I have lists. I am a big list maker. I research and make notes and outline. I tried spread sheets, but I like just WordPress or word docs better. I love 3M post-it notes.

Author survey question of the day … What INSPIRES you today, and why? Is it the weather, the place you are in your manuscript, something you saw or something you feel? What’s got your motor going?

Many different things inspire me. . . when people talk, cars driving by, movies, celebrities, and even a good meal . . . the list goes on.

Author survey question of the day … WEATHER … if you have air conditioning or live in Alaska, this question IS NOT FOR YOU … Any authors out there dealing with this unbelievable heat? Aside from running many, many fans to keep semi-cool, how are you writing through the hellish hot weather? (Dripping sweat here in Pittsburgh!) How’s the writing weather outside the United States? (Maybe I should go there!)
I would need a fan or I go to a restaurant and order a meal and eat and write. I cannot write when I have sweat in my eyes.

Author survey question of the day … How many “Ideas” do you have sitting aside and waiting for their turn? Those cool thoughts that come when you’re in the middle of something else?
Tons of ideas. . . I always get an idea when I am busy. I write then in a notebook.

Author survey question of the day … In your opinion, what is the most important HABIT a writer should have?
Write every days. . . lists, blog, poems stories, ideas, character sketches, outlines, or novel. . . whatever just write.

Author survey question of the day … What is your favorite way to connect with other authors? Facebook? Twitter? LinkedIn? Critique Groups? Writer groups and organizations?
Facebook groups, wattpad, fan fiction.net, my nanowrimo groups, and my blogs

Author survey question of the day … I’M BACK! I must say that accept for the beautiful statue of The Keeper of the Plains, Wichita Kansas was the flattest, most uninspiring place I’ve ever been, but the over 100 degree heat might have had something to do with that. Today’s question … How do you pull inspiration from places or events that just plain don’t inspire you?
Every place has inspiration just have to change the angle in which you see it. For example my home town is 5 miles by 5 miles of farm land . . . it has many a dozen of shops and places to eat. However, its safe when the sun set in feels like a home hug. I feel so safe in my town that I can walk whenever I want to, but only two gas stations are open after 10.

Author survey question of the day … This week I’m visiting friends in Wichita Kansas, and I have seen strange things, for sure … a church that looks like, and is build to match, Noah’s Arc … a real, live, single-hump camel grazing with a bunch of pretty palominos in a field, and one of the fluffiest, most delicious maple bacon donuts I ever tasted. … TODAY’S QUESTION … (because I have a moment to ask) … What have you experienced lately that might be just too weird for words?
I’ve seen the northern lights, solar eclipse, and some adult fetish things I will not mention on this blog.

Author survey question of the day … Do you write short stories? Create short story collections to sell? Or submit short stories to compilations of many different authors? What would you say are the pros and cons of these ways of writing and publishing?
Yes, I write short stories, and I collect them. I have sold and publish individual stories and plan to publish collections. It gives me extra publishing credits and can promote other writings. I have two individual stories published and few individual stories sold. I am not sure if there are cons as any published work is good.

Author survey question of the day … I’m distracted … the angel wings of VACATION are fluttering all around me. Friday morning I leave for 10 days and I honestly think I’ll get more writing done while away than during the preparation stages. Today’s question … How do you stay focused when other, really exciting things are playing at the corners of your thoughts?
I give myself daily goals and word sprints. I would works on notes, character sketches, and outlines.

Author survey question of the day … it’s JUNE! Does your writing routine change during the summer?
I write a lot more in summer as I am more of an indoor girl, I just take my writing with me to different places.

Write about what you know

I’m writing a few scene where my main character meets her favorite author. . . her author gave her tips.

I decided to post these tips. . . I either read about them or experience them myself. . .again write about what you know.

My main character is in Los Angeles and runs into her favorite author, and here are the tips I gave my main character wanting to be a future author.

  1. The first draft is always confusion, and never perfect. (Those who wrote a prefect rough draft, may throw an empty pen.) My first draft is always a chaotic mess. Check out picture above.
  2. Research and outlines or notes are just important because good research really does set up you up to make the best draft you can. Note: you never stop researching, even if you know the subject.)
  3. Write about what you know or are interested in. It will keep you interested if you like what you are writing about.
  4. When it comes to the first draft give yourself a time limit. . . . like 6 to 8 weeks. If you give yourself more than there is a high chance you’ll lose interest. Try to have research and outlines or notes written ahead. (Even if I lost interest, I never throw anything out. I file it away.)
  5. I have better times when I write and other times when I edit. I’m usually most inspired to write between the hours 5 pm to 3 am especially if I am working on horror or paranormal stories. I usually edit the best between the times 8 am and 2 pm.
  6. When I edit and rewrite, I pull apart each scenes and I determine if that scene is important for character building or storyline.
  7. I reread my work out loud while editing.
  8. I give my self goals and rewards for editing, because I hate editing compared to writing.
  9. I keep praises.
  10. I try to criticizing words with a grain of salt. I know not everyone is going to like my work.