April's Camp starts tomorrow! Anyone else joining in?
I won't be joining you, but I certainly hope you have great fun with it!
I'd completely forgotten about camp NaNoWriMo!
*races off to sign up*
Thanks, Acadian! My local group is a riot. We’re sorted into two ‘cabins’ for this event, and so far my bunkmates sound like a rowdy bunch.
Sounds like you got in under the wire, Callidus! I didn’t get assigned to a cabin until a few minutes ago, so it was white-knuckle time. I still have to decide which project to do, both are bits of ongoing stories. I want to work on both, but I’m debating staying up until midnight to work on the other, so I guess I’ve made my choice.
Heh, I've still got to wait another five hours before getting assigned to a cabin, so I'm not really in yet
I went to an online write-in with my local group last night and got back on track with my word count. I really got behind while I was away and then recovering from being away. Yikes! But a couple more massive days could get me over the line. Going for it!
This morning I wrote a Darnand and Lildereth scene. They were stressed. I just wanted to give them a hug. Well, with Darnand it would be more of a fingertip pat from an outstretched arm, but the sentiment is the same.
Yesterday I decided to be stupidly ambitious and set myself a goal of 100K words instead of 50K. But a stiff back has meant I've not been able to get any writing done today. Feeling better than it did this morning though, so I'll be writing tomorrow!
Yay, good luck with your project! I'm glad your back is feeling better.
I'm using Google Docs for the first time for just my own writing. I use it when I have to collaborate, but I can't believe I haven't tried it alone before. I can use whatever device is at hand and then later paste into Scrivener. This way I can't get distracted by going back and checking things that are in my vast archives. Write now, check later. So far, so good!
Saddle up, it's November 1!!
Already??? *perks long ears to hear busy typing from Gritsland*
Thanks, Acadian! There was a lot of busy typing this evening, I hope your ears didnâ€™t get tired! Itâ€™s an Abiene story that fits into the long pause in Jerric's. She finally goes on a road trip with Dar-Ma, andâ€¦
Couldnâ€™t help but notice that in your screenie of the month Jerric is riding up to the Honeymoon Cottage. You know you are always welcome to Argis and Aliseâ€™s home, but please donâ€™t forget to knock! Or Jerric just might see things involving whips and chains and dog collars â€¦ ::0:
Well, it would not be his first rodeo.
I got a bad start this time around, but I've got plenty of time to make up for that at least.
Yep, the second week only just started, and you're in good company! Two of my friends trashed their first idea mid-week and started over.
My local group has a couple of super-fast writers who make me feel like my fingers must be taped together when I hear them typing, but the rest of us just go one sentence at a time. They add up.
Strong start this year, probably because I love my story. Lildereth has taken over. I haven't even gotten to a Jerric part yet.
Hmmmm, so I don't have much experience writing, but I've been planning on something for a while and decided that this month would be a good time to get started. If all goes well I'll at least finish one part of it.
Outstanding! Writing gives you more experience writing, so there you go. I hope your project goes very well!
monkey, I hope your month went well.
Mine was the most productive yet, and I can't wait to dive into editing. Whoop!
Oh, that's great!
I think I got into it pretty late, but I managed to reach my goal. At about 11-thousand words, I managed to finish the first part of my project.
About five minutes ago.
Just the push I needed to write the rest. :U
Excellent, I'm glad to hear it!
The story world has become my favorite Elder Scrolls experience.
In spite of previous attempts, some from many years ago, I'm still very new at this.
That said, after the struggle I went through to hammer out the 11k or so words last month, I'm finding it easier to write everything after it.
It could be that I'm essentially rewriting some of what I mentioned writing years ago, but even when I had an idea of what I wanted to write, it always seemed to be stuck. Couldn't really just...drop it onto the page, y'know?
I dunno, but I do remember how it inspired me to create through other means, and I love it. :v
Thatâ€™s awesome. I love it when after a struggle things suddenly make more sense.
This year I saved some scenes that I have been itching to write for the end of the month. It worked very well to do the harder stuff first and make those decisions early. Then the rest flowed from it. (I write out of order, sometimes a lot out of order.)
Anyone else get annoyed when we have all sorts of ideas and stories in our heads but can just get it out there?
I have made a rough draft of a story I wanted to write about a young peasant girl living in the times of witch persecutions by Stendarrâ€™s faithful but Iâ€™m just too lazy to get it on here.
That and Iâ€™m in desperate need of a new computer
So I realize it's been MONTHS since the deadline but while I haven't really reached the 50k mark, I DID reach my original goal before I cut it down. (It's at around 40k words now. The word count might either go up or down when editing, tbh)
I've been writing on and off, and I get the feeling that part of why it took me so long to get to this point was that I just really HAVE to write in a linear fashion. I've been getting out of the habit recently, but like, I feel like I end up repeating myself too much if I don't?
Granted, the point of the first draft is for it to exist, so I guess that doesn't matter. I've reached the point where I had a solid plan for the story so maybe I'll experiment from here on out.
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