Thursday, August 1, 2013

Writing Update - July


So I've been thinking about this post since the middle of July. *sigh* I started off the month with great high hopes.  I was gaming and ready to roll.  Then the month dropped into the real world.  Being massively behind from the lack of time to do anything book wise in June along with the stress I still was feeling, I just didn't realize how tough July would be.  Then things happen too.  Anniversaries, family stuff that I still had to get to, and just life.  So, I didn't get far with Camp NaNoWriMo, which I was hoping for.

I can say I failed.  In a way, I did.  I didn't hit the 10k I set as a goal.  But, any number of words is better than what I had before.  I clocked in at Camp NaNoWriMo at 1,570 words, but didn't verify them.  I actually did better than that.  See, I was trying to work on revisions for a Novella story and hoped to start the second Novella story to the series.  Well, life had other plans.  By my record of word counts I actually added 3,368 words at the beginning of the month.

I'm not going to let this get me down.  Not at all.  It's done, life sucks at times, and we move on.

I do have a few ideas that keep circulating through my mind.  Percolating, if you will.  The worlds are growing and I'm trying to think what the underlining plot thread is in addition to minor little threads.  But those are just notes on paper for now.

What's the goal now?  I have no clue.  I want to get one of these two stories and actually get one completed.  Not necessarily "publish" finish, but a complete thought and story to work from.  I need to pull all this stuff out and see what mood I'm in.  I'd like to take the next few months and work on Jayda's story.  Get the first book up to a zero draft form so I can head on to book two for NaNoWriMo in November.  Although, I think the current Novella story would be enjoyed by a few of my friends who kinda sound like they want to read it.  Maybe I can sneak it in from time to time.

I guess I was bound for a failed NaNoWriMo at some point.  My record had been going far to well. ;)  Everyone has to have a bad NaNo.  But now that it's out of my system, I'm totally kicking it's arse in November....if I can get through this first six-below-draft to be ready to do book two. *sigh*

Now, it's time to crack down and get serious.  I've got lots to read, lots to write, and lots of help to offer others with their books.  The table is heaping and I'm bound and determined to get through it all. *nod*