Who’s A Winner? Me!

I'm A Winner!

I finally got to 50k!  Which means I’m a winner!  Camp NaNo has been fun, although I did lose interest with the NCIS fanfiction I had in mind. 

I’m glad I focused on short stories, because I so rarely write them.  I didn’t want to start a longer project, only to abandon it. 

I ended up with 38,341 for my NCIS fanfic, and I was a little sad I lost interest in it.  I end up focusing on the micro-chip mystery of the season finale, but quickly got bored, and didn’t want to write it anymore.  I was really close to giving up Camp NaNo completely, but I am glad I decided to focus on short stories for the rest of the month. 

I really like having two novels, and I really prefer it too, because I can go back and forth between both.  Or if one doesn’t work out, I always have something else to fall back on.  And I’m not left wondering if I should give up, or try writing something different. 

For all the short stories I wrote, I ended up with 11,795, so my total for the month was 50,137.  I’m surprised I finished early, but it’s a relief too, since that’ll give me a couple days to figure out what I want to do for next month.

Camp Is Ending Soon!

Alright, Camp NaNo is coming to a close.  Well, for July anyway. 

I’ve been really bored with my NCIS fanfic since week 2/week 3.  I fell further and further behind, not wanting to work on it at all.  I’ve since abandoned my NCIS fanfic in favor of writing short stories for the rest of the month.  I did a couple flash fiction pieces, and I’ve done 4 Harry Potter fanfics.  They’re fairly short, but they’re not as involved as something longer. 

The only problem I’ll have is coming up with 4 more ideas, so I’ll have to give that some thought.  I’ve been sticking to 1667 per day, so I’ll need 3 more ideas if I stick to that as my goal.  Maybe a few more, just in case the three end up being a little shorter.  I’m on pace to finish early, which will be a relief. 

I’m at 45,049: 38,341 for my NCIS fanfic and 6,708 for the other stuff I’ve written.  Now I’m back on track after being behind for most of the month!

Today, I’m going to come up with some ideas for some short stories, and I’ll go from there.  And I also need to figure out what I’m writing next month, because I definitely want to do Camp NaNo again.  I have an idea, but I’m not sure what direction to take it, so I’ll need to figure that out in the next few days.

Let’s Talk About…Camp!

It’s been a while since I’ve talk about camp, so I thought today would be a good time for that.  I’m about 8oo words behind, and I’m starting to get a little bored with my novel.  I ended up doing a couple flash fictions, and that seemed to help a little.  Plus, throwing in a couple members of the team disappearing seemed to kick-start it…at least for the moment, but I feel like that’s going to be wrapped up soon. 

My other writing is going okay, but very slowly at the moment.  It’s been a relief to work on something else this week.  I haven’t worked on any of my plot bunnies, and while I keep telling myself that I’m going to work on them, I don’t.  I’ll have to get around to that soon, since time is going by really fast, and November will be here before we know it!

I’ve been reading, although not as much as I have been.  Hopefully, I’ll have a few book reviews in the next few days.  For some reason, I’m just not that into the books I’ve checked out. 

I think that wraps up camp and everything, so I’ll leave you with my wordcount: 35,8633!

Yesterday…

Yesterday was an odd writing day for me.  I didn’t really want to write, but I told myself I had to write something…I just wasn’t feeling it, and I don’t know why!

Yesterday was not a catching up kind of day, and since I’m already behind, I didn’t want to add to that if at all possible.  I’m not sure when I’ll catch up, but I will at some point during the month. 

As for my actual wordcount, I’m at 26,151, so if I’m going to get to 50,000 words this month, I need to write at least 1,703 words a day.  I can manage that, my only problem right now is actually writing.

I’ve been in a fan-fiction mood the last few days, so I’ve been reading a fair amount of it.  I’m not so much looking for new stories as I am reading a lot of the stories I loved when I first started reading fanfiction.  And I’ve been listening to the HP soundtracks a lot as well as listening to a lot of wizard rock.  I’m definitely feeling nostalgic, which I think explains a lot of it…and I’m thinking about doing a bunch of Harry Potter related posts this week.  I’m definitely going to do a review of the movie this week, but I’ll make sure to put up a spoiler alert when I do. 

I have a bunch of books to read, so that’ll keep me busy, and today, I’m going to see Harry Potter again!  That movie review might come sooner than you think… 

I suppose I should get some sleep, and hopefully, I’ll manage to get somewhat caught up on my reading and writing today.

Halfway There!

I’ve reached the halfway mark!  At least in terms of wordcount.  It was very exciting, and I definitely need to start wrapping things up.  I have a definite idea in mind now for it.  It’s strange how everything becomes more clear after the halfway point.  Currently, I’m at 25,069, so while I’m not caught up, I will be soon! 

As for my other writing, I did work on a couple characters, as well as doing my other projects for the week.  I definitely like splitting them up over 2 or 3 days, as opposed to one each day.  Once I start writing, I want to keep going with something, so that’s what I’m going to stick with.  It is working, and since I’m all about doing what works these days, I should definitely do that.  I’m definitely hoping to have a rough draft finished for Turning Point, the Giant Prehistoric Chicken, and my NCIS fanfic by November  Maybe even one or two of my HP fanfics, depending on how much I write for them.  It’s weird, but exciting at the same time.

That’s about it, so have a great day!

Back To Camp

So, now it’s time to talk about Camp!  Wednesday, I wrote an extra 870 words, which meant I didn’t have to write nearly as much on Thursday.  I managed to finish up with Camp stuff early Thursday morning, since I couldn’t sleep.  And it worked out really well because I decided to work on a bunch of my Harry Potter fanfictions as I made my way through my Harry Potter marathon.

The whole working on one of my other projects every day didn’t work out too well, because I ended up writing most of them over the course of a couple days.  I think I’ll stick with that since it seems to be working.

As for Friday, I didn’t get any writing done.  I took a nap, and in general, took a break from writing.  Plus, my right hand was all twitchy for a while, and then it started to hurt, so I figured I’d rest it for the day.  I have my work cut out for me today, as I try to catch up on my writing and as I try to work on my other writing projects.

I’d better get to sleep, so have a great day everyone!

Is It Over Yet?

Yesterday, I was surprised that I managed to hit my 1667 goal.  We’re definitely in week 2, and I didn’t even need to look at the calendar or anything, because I have no idea what to do next.  I’ll go into my old standby of winging it…which I have been doing anyway, so I’m not sure what good that’ll do. 

Yesterday was such a weird day.  I felt really tired, because I’m not sleeping very well, and yesterday was a “curl up in bed and watch tv day.”  I was hoping writing would distract me, but sadly, it really didn’t. 

I’m at 20,155, so I’ll be at the halfway point this week!  Hopefully everything will be easy sailing after that.  I have to say, it’s turning out to be a lot different than I was expecting.  It’s focusing more on the micro-chip and what’s on it, and why it was in Levin’s arm, as opposed to who the mole is.  I still need to think about my ideas on what’s going to happen, but that can come later.  When, I don’t actually know, but I might get to it at some point. 

According to the Camp NaNo stats, I’m on pace to finish July 29!  It’s weird, because usually I tend to finish the last day, but it would be nice to be done several days early for once. 

Hopefully I get something done today, and things will pick up again.

Not Much Was Done Yesterday

Yesterday turned out to be…not very productive.  I did get some writing in, but not a lot.  It’s okay, though, because this is fun, and there are going to be ups and downs.

Still, I am having fun with it, and things are starting to fall into place.  I’m not as stressed out about it as I was last week, but that was a fun kind of stress, the kind that goes along with starting something new, and if it’ll work out okay. 

My current wordcount is 19,185 words, which means I just need to write 819 today.  Who knows, maybe I’ll get on a roll, and write a lot more than I need to?  I definitely try to write as much as I can, but at the same time, sometimes I just need to stop at an earlier point.  I’ve been reassessing at different points- once at 667, then at 834, and again at 1000.  If I decide to keep writing, good, but if I don’t, then at least I wrote something. 

For me, it’s not just about reaching a number: it’s about the actual writing, and telling the stories that I have in my head.  There are so many stories to be told, not just by me, but by others as well.  And if I can get that idea onto paper, then I accomplished what I set out to do.

I’m Staying On Track!

Before I get into my update on Camp, I hope everyone enjoyed the 2 posts yesterday!  I wasn’t expecting to do it, but I figured why not?

So onto Camp.  I’m still ahead of schedule, which is good, because I definitely want to have some extra words stashed away, just in case.  I really like how everything is relaxed this month, and I’m not stressing myself out. 

I’m definitely trying to stay ahead of schedule, because I’d like to be able to take a day off and not have to worry about catching up.  Plus, if there comes a day where I don’t want to write (or can’t), then I can take some time off.  Or if I’m stuck, or any number of scenarios…I usually don’t have any problem catching up, so if I do get behind, it’s not that big of a deal, but if I can not write one day and not have to worry about catching up, then I’ll totally take that opportunity. 

I think trying to stay ahead is something I want to do during November.  Whether I actually do so remains to be seen, but I will keep it as one of my top options.

I think that’s it for now, so have a great day!

Day 10!

So we’re now on Day 10 of Camp, and it’s going really well!  Despite some…adjustment issues I’ve had, it’s still been really fun, and I’m so glad I’m doing Camp NaNo.

So, yesterday.  I managed to finish all of my projects, and honestly, I think it’s totally doable to work on my other stuff during NaNo.  Of course, I will be working on two, so the last 10 days haven’t been completely accurate in terms of writing, but I think it’s doable.  Of course, it also depends on how close I am to being done on my different things, but my NCIS fanfic and the Giant Prehistoric Chicken should be done by then.  And Turning Point might be done as well.  I’ll definitely have a better idea by November, so it looks like most of my decision-making will be in October.

I did end up writing for Camp- I wasn’t sure how much I was going to write, but I did know I would write.  At first, I was going to write 667, but I kept writing and the next thing I knew, I was at 17,157!  I’m pretty happy with the amount I wrote, considering I didn’t have to write at all, much less 2071 words.  I was going to try writing more, but at 17,157, I felt bored so I figured that was a good place to stop.   

I’m also hoping that I can work on my plot bunnies this week, because I’ve been neglecting them, and I don’t want to put them off until October.  The sooner I have them done, the better- I know I’ll be glad once I’m done planning everything, because it’ll be one less thing to focus on.  I’m not sure what I’ll work on, but I definitely need to work on something.  That, combined with my plan of doing Camp NaNo in the mornings, and then other stuff in the afternoon, and I should be busy over the next week!