Today I wrote 3,740 words of Take Over. That leaves me with 19,505 words total for the novel. I wanted to get up to at least 20K, but I had to stop. I was making typos and my brain was fried for ideas for the moment. I have plenty of ideas for the novel, but I just finished a big part and none of those ideas can be added into the story just yet. Also, I know a had about 500 more words to write, but again…I was making too many typos and my characters were getting a little annoyed. I kept calling Brad “Bead.”
Anyway, I wrote a good amount this morning. Now I have to get through a science test, babysitting, and fill out financial aid crap for when I transfer next semester. I don’t know if I’m going to have enough time to write anymore today. I hope so, because I don’t think I’m going to have any time to write tomorrow. We’ll have to wait and see.
I have nothing else to say…I just wanted to add this little update about Take Over. 🙂
2013: 34,644/365,000 Words Written
2013: 932/18,250 Pages Read
Today my sister and I went to Barnes and Noble. We went about our normal routine; we went to Dunkin’ Donuts for breakfast, Starbucks for drinks, and Barnes and Noble to write. However, we weren’t there for any more than an hour when my dad called. We switched from Verizon to Comcast today and with Comet and Chip at home, he didn’t want to shut them in the bedroom and listen to them bark all afternoon. My sister and I ended up going home and taking the dogs to Nanny’s house where we stayed for about an hour and a half. They have no wi-fi, either so we couldn’t work on our writing at all.
By then, the guy was still at our house, but I had to go to work. So we went back to my house, leaving the dogs, I grabbed my things and went to work. When I got home from work, I had to re-connect the internet and now my laptop is being extremely slow. I assume it’s just trying to get used to the new connection, or I’m hoping so anyway. However, I am in no mood to write now.
While we were at Barnes and Noble, I did write a tiny bit, but it was under 1,000 words. And I never wrote yesterday, so I feel like I’m a bit behind. And because of that, I’m beginning to get annoyed at my writing. I have three novels completed and never bothered to edit any of them.
Well, that’s not true. I’m on the seventh draft of Diary of a Lover, but I never once edited Hunter, which I finished back in August of 2011. Saving Each Other I just finished less than a month ago, so I’m not going to get back into that just yet…I’m kind of sick of those characters.
However, I do have three children’s books that are completed, edited and all, but I don’t bother trying to get them published. Why? I don’t know. That’s what I think I’m going to do when I finish this post. I think I’m going to try searching for publishers and such. At least if I get those three children’s books out there, I would get my foot in the door for whenever I publish a novel, the extra money would be a plus, and maybe it would motivate me a little more to get something else out there.
I asked my sister to edit Hunter the other day. She hasn’t started, yet, but I’m hoping that once she edits it, it will motivate me to edit it and keep at it. Honestly, I wrote that so long ago I don’t even remember what happens in the book. It’s quite sad.
I told myself that, because I’m so into The Blank Page right now, I’m going to finish it. Then once I finish it, I’m going to work strictly on editing for a little while. I know my new year’s resolution was to write more, but editing is a big part of writing, even if I’m not adding word after word after word. It’ll suck because I absolutely hate editing, but if it needs to get done, then I’m going to get it done.
I’m not going to write anymore tonight because I am just not in the mood and I know if I force myself, I’m going to mess up the entire novel. Hopefully, I’ll get back into it tomorrow morning. I had a good routine going: I woke up early every morning, worked on my websites for a bit, wrote for an hour, and then posted on here. I have not done that since Tuesday…but Tuesday I had no school and no work and nothing to do, so I kind of wanted to take advantage of the fact that I could have stayed in bed for the entire day. With all the crap I have been doing lately, no one can blame me for that.
On a good note, I did start my resolution about reading more. Does everyone know the series Warriors by Erin Hunter? Well, there are so many books that I have lost count, but I do have most of them. I have read a few, but I decided to re-read them…especially because one of my RPG websites are based after this series. Last year, I read the first five books, so I decided to start reading them again starting with the sixth book. If I didn’t have work or anything else going on in my life right now, I would have finished it the day I started it. But we’ll take baby steps.
I’ll talk to you all tomorrow…hopefully after I write for an hour. I have work at 1:30 tomorrow, so if I get up early enough maybe I can do a little extra. That would be nice!
Today is June 6, 2012. It is day 6 of Camp NaNo and I am behind with 7,622 words. Of course, I could not update my word count for about two days simply because the site was being a butt. However, now that I know I can start updating my count again, I have begun writing again…well, I will begin writing again as soon as I finish this post. I also have to blame life and school because I was dumb and decided to take three courses this summer. In the long run it will be better because I’ll graduate a whole semester earlier, but right now I’m kind of regretting it because I would much rather focus on NaNo and only NaNo. August is a whole other story which we will get into when I start planning for that one.
I have until 1:30 this afternoon to write as much as I can. Tomorrow morning, my sister and I are going to go to Barnes and Noble to write for a good few hours. I plan on getting really ahead then. I will have a mocha frap in one hand and the keyboard in the other…not really, but the frap will be next to me with my mouth wrapped around the straw and my eyes on the screen while both my hands type. I’m just that good. Now tomorrow I’ll need 11,669 words. I have 7,622 now, so between today and tomorrow I have to write at least 4,047 words. I think that will be easy to do just as long as my A.D.D. doesn’t kick in and the caffeine doesn’t leave my system.
Speaking of caffeine, I was doing so well (for about a month) not having coffee. Well, (I think a week ago) I have fallen back off the wagon. On the wagon? I don’t really know.
Well, that last paragraph was irrelevant to…everything. This could possibly be because I may just slightly MAYBE be stalling from writing…does anyone remember that I was going to outline? I outlined the first chapter! That’s something. Of course, I want to continue writing, so that’s all I’ve gotten so far on the outlining and I’m already half way done with chapter two.
Usually when I write a story (especially NaNo) I tend to keep going and going until I hit the 50k mark or I finish the whole novel. My novels are usually 95% percent dialogue and while I can picture everything in my head, my readers mostly have no idea what anything looks like, where they are, or what they’re doing. I also repeat myself a lot just to boost the word count so I repeat things while wording it differently. Yet, I noticed that the majority of this novel is description and there’s not too much dialogue. I haven’t been repeating myself (yet) and I have been using much bigger words (thanks to an annoying character who is prim, proper, and mean, but unfortunately he is needed for the story). Bigger words are a big accomplishment of mine on account that my vocabulary is crap.
You know, I use the word crap a lot in my posts on here…I wonder how many times? I should tag it. <—Caffeine talking.
Anyway, good luck with the rest of Camp and I’ll check in later with you guys again!