2013: Round Up

Total words written: 111,020
Total hours written: 107,25

Stories written

More Than Anything

Words written: 29,217
Hours written: 30,75


More Than Words

Words written: 70,848
Hours written: 69

Started and finished. 

Short stories

Words written: 11,020
Hours written: 7,5

Started and finished.

November 30th, 2013|NaNo'13, NaNoWriMo|0 Comments|

Saturday Status: Week 46

Sunday Status

On writing …

Writing hasn’t been going like it did last week, but then last week was mad. Last week I wrote 46K, and I have no idea what possessed me. This week I’ve written 29K, and I’m quite happy with that. I don’t think I’m going to reach 46K anytime soon again, so nearing thirty thousand is quite good. I’ve written exclusively on More Than Words this week and it’s on 44K now.

I had to skip some scenes that weren’t working, so I’m back to thinking this novel will be around 80K again (this means I’m over hallways, yeah!), and not a 100K like I believed at first when I did the outline. I’m happy about that. This novel is longer in history, in that it takes place over several years, but there are time jumps. Not major ones, but from a couple of months to a year. If I were to write everything that happened during the five years this novel spans, it would be epic, and truthfully, extremely boring. So that’s why only the interesting stuff is put into the book. The other scenes, the ones that doesn’t work, will probably end up as free shorts once the novel has been published.

I’m excited about it. As MTW is at 44K, all of which I’ve written in November, this means I can actually win NaNoWriMo properly, even if I’ve already reached 84K this month. I might just win NaNoWriMo by writing 50K on a new novel, on More Than Words. This is nuts, because all other years I haven’t managed the 50K margin, and now I’m going to a 100K for the month. Let’s see if I can pull this off!

On reading …

I haven’t read much this week. I finished reading Where Nerves End, by L.A. Witt and I liked it. I didn’t love it, but it was okay. Then I moved on to actually finishing Aria by Shira Anthony, which I’ve had on my to-finish shelf since April or something. There’s nothing wrong with Aria, it’s a good book, I just lost interest in reading and writing around that time, and I haven’t gotten around to finishing it since I came back to everything. It was good though. I also started in on Home Again by Cardeno C. This is a new author for me, and though I’ve only finished the first chapter, I’m liking it so far.

November 17th, 2013|NaNo'13, Sunday Status|0 Comments|

NaNoWriMo: Starts Tomorrow


For those of you who haven’t heard about NaNoWriMo, it’s nation Novel Writing Month. The point of it is to write a 50K novel in the month of November.

I’ve been a member on the NaNoWriMo site for years, but I think I’ve only won once or twice. I didn’t even write a whole book then, but wrote on several. This year I am going to participate again, and since October has gone so well, I hope it’ll continue into November.

I am a rebel this year too though. I am finishing my current WIP. I had plans of writing 50K on it this month, but I’ve been writing like a fiend in October (64K so far!) so the story is going to wrap up in 20-25K. I have a short side story I want to get out of the way afterwards, then I have another novel to do. It’s a sequel to the current WIP, but with different characters.

The current WIP is extensively outlined. Maybe I actually am a person who needs an outline? I didn’t think so before, I used to simply write and let the details fill as I wrote. This is not the case with the WIP and I written more in a month than I ever have. I have a rough outline for the short story, as well as a list of the most important scenes for the sequel.

So who else is doing NaNoWriMo this year? 

October 31st, 2013|NaNo'13|0 Comments|