Day Eight

Over The Hump…


It’s a little after twelve in the afternoon and I have to say that’s it been a very good day. My class at school today was 8-9:15, but I left a little before nine o’clock because we weren’t doing anything. She was helping some people sign up for classes next semester, but I graduate at the end of this semester, so it was pointless for me to be there. I came straight home and started to get some more writing done.

I wrote 5,023 words between 9:30 and 12:00. It was a good morning. I wanted to make it to 30,000 words in my story and now I have a total of 30,041 words. Not only am I over the hump for Camp NaNo because I’m more than halfway done, but I am also over the hump of my story.

I explained in my last post that Saving Each Other is just the first part of five in one novel. I’m at the very top of the climax for this part and I think it’s just about done. I have a couple more parts to write for it and I should be good. I don’t know how many words it’s going to take…I like to think it’ll take about 20,000 more words to make it to 50,000, but it might be more or it might be less. We’ll see.

Also, I heard that it’s NaPoWriMo this month, as well? That’s where you’re supposed to write one poem every day during the month of April. Well, why not? I have a lot on my plate already, so let’s go for it. I’m not really good at writing poetry, but I’ve always wanted to get better at it. Of course, because I do have a lot on my plate right now, I decided that I’m going to write a Haiku a day. It’s easier and quicker and since I was a few days behind, I needed something easy to make sure I was able to catch up.

I have eight haikus so far (because it’s been eight days) and I posted them on my website Spilled Ink. The only thing is, you need to be a member to view the Journal section on Spilled Ink (don’t want any guests stealing ideas from the members). So if you want to view them, you need to register. It’s a free Proboards writing website and we would love to have new members because we just re-opened. Of course, if you don’t want to join that’s perfectly fine. For that reason, I also posted the Haikus on my FictionPress account. Check that if you want, but I would really appreciate it if some of you looked at Spilled Ink and considered joining…yes, I am degrading myself and am advertising on my own blog…

Anyway, tomorrow is another day and I hope to make it to 35,000 words! But Tuesdays are really busy, so I’ll settle for the normal 1,667 words.


2013: 111,820/365,000 Words Written
2013: 1,749/18,250 Pages Read

6 thoughts on “Day Eight

  1. I’m hooked on reading your daily posts about camp. As a fellow CAMPER I’m absolutely amazed at the amount of words you are able to accomplish in such a short time. Keep up the hard work, I’ll be back tomorrow to see if you can hit 10k in a day.


    • I hit 10k two days in a row back in March! I have no idea if that will ever happen again, lol. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for liking the post over at Caribbean Business Traveller! Your progress looks great, congrats on being over the hump! I wish I wrote like you, it gives me hell and takes me WEEKS to write a 4000 word assignment and you’ve done that and more in 1 morning! Also, I read your “About Me”, you’re already a writer dear, enough of this “to-be” 🙂 . Off to look at your writing now, have a fab day!

    • Yes, loving to write certainly helps out a lot when I have essays in school to write, lol.

      Thank you so much for the encouragement and support! 🙂

  3. I am amazed at how many words you wrote this morning! I think I broke 4,000 this morning…as my total word count for the past eight days. Congratulations! I hope the words keep flowing for you.

    • Congrats to you, too! Not many people have an opportunity to just sit down and write for a couple of hours whether it’s due to school or homework, work, kids or pets…good luck to you and keep going!

Let me know your thoughts!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.