WIP Wednesday [July 2018]

So here we are. Halfway through July, which means we’re halfway through 2018. I’m not sure how that happened, but I’m going to continue making the most of each day and work hard toward my goals. I have a lot I want to accomplish this year. Here’s how I’m doing so far.

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Camp NaNoWriMo

We’re almost done with our second and final Camp NaNo session for the year. For me, I have about a week left of writing since I’ll be going on vacation the last week of the month.

I’m counting hours this month, which is something I’ve never done before. I’m editing and my goal was to edit about 2 hours a day (one hour for each project). It totaled to about 44 hours (I forget how I calculated it) and that was too much.

A lot has happened this month in real life and things have been busy. Plus, counting hours is really unmotivating. I don’t know why. I thought counting hours would be easy since it usually takes me an hour to write 2,000 words. It takes me an hour to get through a chapter of editing (sometimes). But for some reason, when counting hours, I just stare at the clock and can’t wait until I can stop writing to go play video games.

So, I dropped my hours from 44 to 31 so that I have to do an hour a day. That’s been more doable for me, though I do have a get a little ahead since I won’t be doing anything next week. Still, things are going much smoother.

George Florence & The Perfect Alibi

It’s back to the drawing board with this one. I started off the month editing, changed a bunch of stuff (meaning, the way the plot is executed) and now I’ve written myself into a hole. I was retyping the last draft I edited and I can’t go much further because I’ve changed too much. I have to completely rewrite about 80% of the novel.

This book just won’t end. Did you know I’ve been working on this since 2011? This will be the third time I’ve had to do a complete rewrite.

I feel I’m getting close though. I’ve started the outlining and planning process again trying to decide what to keep and what needs to be changed. I’m looking at the novel with a different approach. Hopefully, this is just what I need to finally complete this novel.

Please, let this be it.

Patreon Project

I’m also in the editing stages of another project. I can’t say too much on this project yet as it’s exclusive for my patrons on Patreon at the moment.

If you want to learn more about the project, I encourage you to check out my Patreon where you can support the project for as little as $1 a month.

What’s in it for you if it’s only temporarily exclusive to my patrons? Well, for one they already know what the project is and they get sneak peeks of my process and where I currently am in production of the said project.

Plus, when the project is released, my patrons will get some special goodies as a special thank you for supporting me and my creative work.

You can check out my Patreon here.

What projects are you currently working on? Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? Let me know in the comments below. If you liked this post, please share it around.

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9 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday [July 2018]

  1. I’ve never tried the NaNoWriMo, though it sounds like a worthy project. I don’t believe I could write anything salable that fast. 500 (good) words a day is achievable for me. It takes six months for me to write one of my Witch City books.(They run around 90,000 words.) Magazine articles move along much faster for me!.

  2. I’ve never participated in Camp NaNoWriMo. Although, a few years ago, before I knew about it existing, I did a version of it during November’s NaNoWriMo, where I set writing goals that would enable me to finish several projects I had on the go at the time. Yes, I did complete those projects.

    I’ve managed to sort out the rewrites for the animal themed children’s story I wrote last month. The goal is to get all the editing and formatting done by the end of the month. That way I’ll only be waiting for the cover artist to get a chance to deal with the cover. I’m far enough along in the process that I know they’ll be done. So it will be published in August or September for sure (depending on exactly when the cover artist gets the finished cover to me).

    I’ve also done a lot of research I needed to do for the pirate adventure story – also a children’s story – thatI’ve been working on slowly since last year. Hopefully I’ll btart actually moving forward with that one again now. Between the things I needed to fact check, and all the life stuff that’s happened over the past year, this story has taken me longer to write than any of my other books already, and there’s a lot more work to do on it yet.

    • I’ve done that for regular NaNo before. I always love to start something new, but when you have too many things going on at once, you have to work on what’s best for that moment.

      You always amaze me with how much work you get done. I wish you all the best with it. 🙂

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