Friday, July 29, 2011

Camp NaNo- August Session

Yes, I'm crazy. I know I'm insane. That is the only reasonable explanation for why I would do two months of NaNoWriMo back to back. Of course, the fact that I'm doing a sequel to this month's story makes it much easier to accept. The only problem is that I'm going to have to "pants" this time and I've found it much more difficult to win when I do that. I guess I'll just have to see what happens and hope for the best. Even if I lose, at least I tried, right?


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Camp NaNo Winner & Stats

So, not only did I get to 50k during the first ever session of Camp NaNoWriMo, I did it by day 14! That means that I wrote 50k in 10 days, that is a record for me! I actually hit 8k three days out of ten, 6k two days and an average of 3k the other five days. I have officially kicked last years NaNo record in the butt!

So, while I did get to 50k, I still didn't quite finish the novel. I think I'm only missing about twelve scenes so I'm not really worried about finishing this one up. I can't believe that I actually did so well this year! Having a much simpler and sillier story definitely helped the process a bit :) I guess now I have the time to start outlining for August! Camp NaNo session 2, here I come!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Crunch Time

All right, I know it is insane but I think I'm going to try Camp NaNo anyway, even though I have no time at all to dedicate to it. I am not the type of person to just give up, especially where NaNo is concerned. I guess that means that this is crunch time. I have an entire novel to finish re-outlining in the next three days. Can I do it? Who knows! I am definitely going to try my best though!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Camp NaNoWriMo

You know, I don't know why I thought that doing Camp NaNoWriMo this summer would actually work, but now that I know it is starting on the 1st of July, I've decided to toss in the hat. In July I not only have my first vacation of the summer (July 2-5) that I'm going to visit family, but also on the 20th I'm flying out to Kansas to go to my brother's wedding and I won't be back home until the beginning of August. I'm really bummed because I am so ready to start "Wolf" and I really don't want to wait until November to do it, but unless I write 7500 words a day, I won't be able to do it. I dunno... should I try anyway?


Friday, June 17, 2011


You know, just when I was starting to think that this idea was too good to fall apart I start seeing little holes. Not big enough to convince me to give up, but definitely big enough to ask me where in the heck I think I am going with my plots (or lack thereof). Is it frustrating to anyone else to realize that all of your great ideas are really brilliant, but without a central plot to weave them together... well, I'm sure you understand what I'm getting at. I just wish I could figure out what is motivating each of my characters in this story, all the things they have told me so far are weak excuses and they aren't going to stand on their own very well. I guess I'm going to have to take each of my characters into therapy and figure out what is going on with them. Maybe I will finally figure out if I have a villain or a plot, rather than a bunch of things that happen randomly.


Sunday, June 12, 2011


I can't believe how much work I have gotten done on the first book in the "Wolf" trilogy this week! I must have 10 different Google docs full of outlines, scene ideas, character sheets and all sorts of other goodies that make writing a book so much fun! My goal is to have the entire first book outlined before "Camp NaNoWriMo" starts sometime this summer. I would love to have something this ridiculously fun to work on for a NaNo project :D

I guess my next big project is finishing up the outline and getting a playlist done to help set the mood I'm looking for with this first story. I haven't had this much fun writing something in a long time! Aiden is absolutely overjoyed that I'm finally listening to something he has to say.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Writing writing writing

It's really nice to have a muse, especially when they are active. Unfortunately for me right now, Aiden has been a little TOO active. I can barely sleep at night anymore because he spends hours whispering ideas to me. It's great to have all the ideas, the problem is that by the time I wake up half of them are gone. I'm beginning to think Aiden is becoming a big tease!

Seriously though, I've never been as excited about a story idea as I am now. I can barely get any work done on the outline for the first book before I start thinking of things that would be amazing to add to the other two. It's a frustrating process, but I'm determined that I will get everything I'm thinking about on paper eventually. I just hope it doesn't take the rest of my life (and a lifetime of sleepless nights) to get it all done.