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Last Day of NaNo

Well today is the last day of NaNo. How did you all do? So far I have a novel over 93,000 words. It who knows how much of that will stay the further I get with my editing. The editing has been put in the back ground for now while I concentrate on a few articles related to mental health. Then I have two articles to write for the Yahoo Contributor’s Network. I’ve been keeping pretty busy I guess, or trying to. Pretty tired today so I’m not sure how much writing will be done tonight. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance tomorrow, but them I have a doctors appointment and its my daughter’s birthday tomorrow. (sighs) tomorrow may not be a writing day after all. Well, we all have those days. We must keep trucking and do what we can each day. Take care everyone and I’ll check in again soon.

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16th Day of NaNo

What a day! I have done some writing and reworking of some old manuscripts to fit into this new one I am working on for NaNo. I have managed to reach just over 93,000 words but I am not done yet. The next few days will be editing to see if everything fits together the way I want it to and keeps the meaning of the book as I have it in my mind now. I just hope I have’t made a major mistake in incorporating some old manuscripts into this new one. I guess we’ll see what happens when it comes to the editing phase. The ending still needs to be written but I can’t do that until I how the rest of the story goes.

Ugh! I don’t know if I’m really ready for this whole editing thing. It’s one of the phases of being an author I really can’t stand. Ah well! Once my hubby gets home with the reams of printer paper I need I can print my story off and get ready for editing tomorrow.

How is everyone else doing? Are you reaching your goals, behind, or head? I know it’s not easy trying to reach your word count every day and I know there have been days I haven’t written a thing. But then I try to work extra hard when I do sit down to write so that way I can still reach my goal. Now the work I’ve done to day, I am uncertain about. I guess I will read through some of it before I print it off and put in some headings so I’m not completely lost when I read through it for the edit.

Well, take care of everyone. Best of luck and God bless!

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15th day of NaNo

Here it is the 15th day of NaNo and I am falling a little bit behind. Last night I had planned to work more on my writing and catch up the few hundred words I was lacking, but a tick decided to attach itself to my daughters scalp and we were all in a frenzy about it last night. The tick was removed but we were all scared about what kind it was and so forth.

This morning we are taking my daughter to the doctors to have her checked out. So hopefully everything goes well.

My story for NaNo so far is 22,900 words, so I will really need to catch up today. I believe I am to be somewhere around 24, 990 words today. I’m sure I will be able to reach that so long as my daughter gives me a chance. Of course, I could give her my husbands iPad to play games on and then she will preoccupied for hours and I’ll be able to write. lol. She actually prefers the ipad to watching her TV shows. At least the games she plays helps her to use her problem solving skills and shapes.

I still feel like I have so much work left to do on this book. I am writing a nonfiction book that has some painful parts in it, but I feel I need to tell my story no matter how I feel writing it, no matter how many breakdowns I have. If I can help someone else through my writing, then I feel it was all worth it. I pretty much have once section of three done and am working on the section about my childhood and living with a father who seemed ungrateful for what he had. I finished the part about my caring for my mother through months of her illness with ovarian cancer. I kind of wrote these out of chronological order but that is okay. I can put them in the right orders later. After I write the section about my childhood, I will be writing about the decline of my own health and the trials I went through to discover what was ailing me. So far things are going okay.

Best of luck to everyone one participating in NaNo this year!

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10th Day of NaNo

Today I surpassed the word count needed for today. My novel is just over 17,000 and I still have a bit to go until I get to the end of this one section. I know how I envisioned this story when I started it but I don’t think it is taking the turn that I wanted but a far different turn than expected. With that being the case, I’m not sure if this book will reach 50,000 words, which is not good. I need to figure out something, so I think I will take the time to do that. Just hope I can come up with something that works for the best.

I originally started writing this novel as a testament to my Christian journey talking about some of the trials I have been through and how God has gotten me through them. The problem is, with each trial, they could either be sections in a book, or books on their own. I’m not sure which way I want to go with them. I am think I am liking a less cluttered approach and may use each trial as a new book…hmmm but then I think that may take away from what I was trying to do with this book. (sighs) I guess I’ll just type the whole manuscript up and decide from there. Maybe that is the better way to go. See it as a whole manuscript first and then see how I like it. If I leave it as a whole manuscript then I should be able to reach if not surpass the 50,000 by the end of the month. That would be cool! Guess we’ll see what happens.

How is everyone else doing? Are you making your word count each day? Best of luck to everyone!

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6th Day of National Novel Writers Month

Here we are on the 6th day of NaNoWriMo! How is everyone doing so far? I managed to kick out over 3000 words today so I have a total of just over 12,000 words. Not too shabby for having missed writing yesterday so I had to work hard to catch up today. Tomorrow I hope to have some time to write but we shall. I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning and then it’s all up to if my daughter will let me have my iPad. We bought her the LeapFrog Tablet and she loves it. Problem is the batteries are dead in it already and she’s already started asking for my iPad again. Ugh! Can’t really blame her I guess.

Well, it is getting late and I must go and prepare a few things for my appointment for tomorrow. Good night everyone. Sleep tight and sweet dreams! May the writing must warmly embrace you in the morning.

God bless!

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4th Day of National Novel Writers’ Month

Mark the fourth day on your calendar as half gone. Thankfully, I was able to get my iPad from my daughter for a while this afternoon and pound out 1820 words for today. I’m so thankful to have reached that word count today. Thank you, Lord, for that! I am trying so hard to reach my word count every day, and so far things have worked out to my advantage to be able to get my word count in and still have time for family and to chill at the end of the day and feel like I have been successful.

Now that I have my word count in, I am going to take a look at the outline for my book and see what needs tweaking. Right now my outline is a mess. lol. Going to try and straighten it out a bit. Wish me luck, outlines can sure tricky.

Best of luck all you NaNoers!

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3rd Day of NaNo – Update

Here is 10:51AM and I have surpassed today’s word count. I made up the words I was behind and then some. I have 10% of my novel complete so far and now have just over 5,000 words. I’m doing well so far. How is everyone else meeting their goals? Are you finding it difficult to find encouragement or inspiration each day? How do you get inspired to start your day of NaNo-ing?

I am taking a break for now. I may get back to working on my book later tonight, but we’ll see what all happens in the course of the day. Best of luck everyone!

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3rd Day of NaNo

Today marks the third day of the November NaNo! So far I have just over 3,300 words. I’m a little behind in my word count but I believe I will be caught up today, so long as my two year old daughter doesn’t steal my ipad from me again! lol She has some preschool puzzles on the ipad that she absolutely loves and she is a wiz on the ipad. Makes a little scared how smart she is. So far she is learning better through technology than through books. Ah well! I do what I can on my ipad.

I use the program Novel in 30 to help me write my novel for NaNo. It’s a program that is only available on the ipad and helps you write a novel in however many days you set, and you can also set the word count. I set mine to 30 days and for 50,000 words just like NaNo. And this tells me how many words I need to write each day, how many words I have written each day, and if I am behind schedule. The con I see with this is that this program is not available for the PC would be so cool if they made it for the PC and made it so you can sync your stories no matter which device you were using.

Anyway, best wrap this up and get to my story! Good luck everyone! And God bless!

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1st Day of NaNaWriMo

Well folks its here! The first day of National Novel Writer’s Month! I am so excited to be on this journey with so many others this month. My story will be nonfiction and about my journey as a Christian. I’ll be talking about some good and bad times, questions I’ve had and answers I’ve found. I really just want this book to be a testimony to everyone out there and hope it will inspire others.

With that said, let’s NaNo!

Best of luck to everyone and God bless.