Monday, November 26, 2012

NaNo Self-Challenge Update


Hi, all!

I'm posting this to give you a little update on my sort-of-NaNo self-challenge. If you remember from the last post, I challenged myself to write 30,000 new words while also getting through as many revisions as possible. Since I've been adding new words to both projects and doing revisions in both projects, this is a combined tally. The first part of December, I'll try to break the numbers down a bit more.

Word count so far:

16,127/30,000

Yes, I will be really pushing my word count over the next several days.

*eyes calendar*

I think I can still make it!

On the revising side, I have made it through about 50,000 words. So, I’m pretty pleased with that. :)

Now, back to the writing cave! *puts on game face*

Good luck to the rest of you with your writing this month. You can do it!

P.S. Stay tuned for more NAWS interviews!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Day I Decided to Unofficially NaNo in a Sort-of-NaNo Kind of Way


Hi, everyone!

Sorry I’ve been so absent lately. I’ve sure been missing all of you, and I'm excited to be back!

So, up until midnight on November 1st, I was undecided on whether or not to sign up for NaNoWriMo*. The only thing holding me back was Opal Story (no, that isn’t its title, but that’s what I’ll call it online). Opal Story is demanding a lot of my attention right now because it is in the midst of that whole polishing-the-rock-into-a-diamond stage (otherwise known as revisions). Since I am hard at work revising Opal Story, I knew I might not be able to commit to the full NaNoWriMo.

Then I started thinking…

There might still be a way to sort-of-NaNo and engage just a bit in all the fun that is National Novel Writing Month. Thinking along that vein, I decided to set a smaller personal goal for myself this month. Instead of 50,000 words, I will challenge myself to write at least 30,000 new words in Onyx Story (my WIP). This way, I will still be able to spend plenty of much needed time with Opal Story. *smile*

I will post occasional updates on my blog, so that you all can hold me accountable. Get those whips ready (but please, try not to be too heavy-handed with the lash *winces*)!

Good luck to all my fellow writers who are fully jumping into that 50,000-word goal! You can do it!!


*For those who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. During November, hundreds of thousands of writers commit to writing 50,000 words by the deadline at the end of the month. If you would like more information, the official website is here.