Facade, november nano

NaNo Day 16 – Managed!

Number 16

 

Here we are it is 11:34PM Eastern time and I just finished writing 1,766 words for the night. I so cannot do more. I can barely keep my eyes open after the busy day I had.

Total word count now is: 31,847

My characters are about to undergo one dramatic change that will affect all of their lives, some for the better, some for the worst.

Must get off to bed before I fall asleep in my chair!

Night all and God bless!

 

Facade, november nano

NaNo Day 15! Half Way Point

Number 15

 

So today we are at the half way point of NaNoWriMo! How amazing is that! How have you all been doing? Are you making your word count every day? Exceeding your word count? Did you fall behind? Either way the important thing here is to finish, no matter what your word count may be. Just crossing that finish line can make all the difference.

So, it is my writing time tonight. I only have about two hours compared to  about three I usually get. Have to be at the vet tomorrow morning to have both my dogs checked out and get any shots they may need. Yippee!!

Then I have company in the afternoon. Not sure I will get to write tomorrow but I am going to try. Even if it’s a half an hour at some point during the day I know it  will be something!

Well, time to quite chatting here and get to work. I’ve almost written 200 words here that could have helped me! Ha! Ah well.

And I’m off!

Back later.

 

Facade, november nano

NaNo Day 14 – Finish Line…Well For Today

Number 14

 

NaNo Day 14…

I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, but thankfully, with God by my side I did it again. I surpassed the minimum word count again! It was tricky at one point because I thought I was going to have to remove a character that was giving me so much trouble I wanted to scream at him! lol. But I chatted with another NaNoWriMo friend via IMVU and she helped me figure it out. Really all she needed do was listen until I rambled myself into a solution! Doesn’t it usually happen that way?

So now I am keeping the character in the book, but something unexpected is going to happen to him. It will be something unexpected to me because I don’t even know what is going to happen! I will find out when he does.

Total word count for end of today: 27,655

 

Facade, november nano

NaNo Day 14 – Pre Writing Prep Work

Number 14

 

Well here we are on NaNo Day 14. Last night I printed off my proposed seven chapters. I say proposed because I have a feeling chapters and their division areas will change.  I plan on reading over those, making notes, or additions, where necessary just to fill in the timeline gaps and help me get a better mental picture of the events I need to happen. Hopefully, this will help me get an idea of where I need to be writing this evening.

But for now, it is time to take the dogs out, stop at the post office, and then drop my daughter off at school.

Good luck everyone and God bless!

 

Facade, november nano

NaNo Day 12 – Almost There!

Number 12

 

Well, here it is about 5:30PM Eastern time and I have almost the days word count in. But I had to take a break a while ago to give my daughter a bath and then both dogs a bath. Now it’s time for dinner and dessert.

Writing time is coming soon! I hoping surpass my usual word count but we’ll see. Really looking for a day I can write 3000 words. Maybe that’s asking too much, lol!

It’s amazing how we start out trying to reach the goal of 1667 words and then after we reach that with no problem we push ourselves a little more and then a little more. It sure becomes addicting!

Well, off to get the evening routine going.

Back later.

 

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It’s TIIIME!! NaNo is here!

Well today is the day. November 1st. I am feeling okay right now, some pain but tolerable thanks to Aleve.  So I best get typing and see how far I can get today. 

Super excited about my story!

So where are you when you are working on your story for NaNo? Are you at coffee shop with other NaNoWriMos? Are you sitting at home, working in solitude? Are you listening to music or drinking for favorite beverage to help you along? 

For me, I’m sitting in my office, while my daughter is at school, drinking chamomile tea, listening to 50s Rock N Roll on Pandora. Why 50s? Because that is where the bulk of my story is set. Certainly helps set the mood. 

I can’t write a long post write now, but perhaps I’ll be back later.

God bless in your writing endevors!

november nano

NaNo Is Coming!! Do You Have A Story Ready?

Oh, boy! National Novel Writing Month is coming soon!  Just six days away!!! Ahhh! I’m so excited! Like you couldn’t tell, right?

I have been working on the synopsis for my novel Facade which I had started during Camp NaNo a couple of years ago, but never got too far with it. In that time I have implemented some changes so I’ll be doing some rewriting for NaNo this year. I am very excited and can’t wait to see what comes of this novel set in the 1930’s & 1950’s. It will be interesting to learn the lingo and culture of that ear.

My husband shocked me yesterday and told me he had a story idea and that he wanted to try his hand at NaNo! He has never written stories and works as a computer programmer, so this should be interesting. I listened to his idea (involving the USS Maine) and think he has a really good story. I can’t wait to read the story when he is finished with it!!

If you’d like to be my writing buddy for NaNo here is my link: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/jimonroe

Counting down the days until NaNo!

Best of luck everyone!

 

 

Camp NaNoWriMo

2nd Day of Camp NaNo – End of Day

Well, I have finished day two of Camp NaNo with 1446 words. Not as many as yesterday, but I had one busy day today and I am surprised I was able to write as much as I did with all the cooking, baking, and cleaning that went on today.

I started writing after my husband when to bed which was about 10:30PM and by midnight had written about 200 words short of my daily word count.

Tomorrow will not be as busy. Just some laundry to do so I should be able to exceed my word count for tomorrow. At least I striving to do so.

My story has taken a few turns I did not expect, which I think is always exciting in writing. You start out with this one idea or plan for how you want things to go and then events in the story and your characters end up leading you in another direction to either the same end, or a different end completely. It is just amazing and an adventure! So much fun!

Well it is after 12AM here on the east coast of the good old U.S.A and I am trying to decide if I want to take a break or keep working and get some words in early on this 3rd day of Camp NaNo.

Hmmmm… The decisions! lol

Good night all and best of luck again tomorrow!

Camp NaNoWriMo

1st Day of Camp NaNo Round Up

Whoo hoo! What a day it has been today. I had a rough start to the day and as much as I wanted to write on my story the words either would not come or came in spurts. But the tally of words for the first day of Camp NaNo is 2,164! An awesome start! I am very excited I have exceeded my goal for the day, because I wasn’t so sure I was even going to hit the 900 word mark earlier in the day. But God sure is helping me. It is so much better doing things with Him. You never know what will happen or what ideas He will give that will take your story down a path you haver have thought of.

Love it! So thankful for the gift of writing and that there are opportunities for writers to be able to come together during Camp NaNo and the November NaNo! It is awesome to be able to share a wonderful gift and encourage each other along the way to our goals.

How did you do on your first day?

Get some rest tonight! I’m off to bed. Another writing day tomorrow.

Night all and see you in the morning!

God bless!

General Updates, november nano

Sci Fi Research On Hold, New Ideas

My Sci Fi research is on hold. I’m not sure for how long. I am taking a writing course through Winghill Writing School and they say not to start writing in a genre you know nothing about. They say to write what you love to read about and for me, I love to read fantasy and historical fiction. So, I think that is the way I will go for now for writing for NaNo, but that is not to say I will never try my hand at Sci Fi. Oh, no. I love to watch it, but I need to spend some time researching the genre and reading Sci Fi to get a good feel for it. I just didn’t feel I could come up with a good Sci Fi story in just a couple of weeks of NaNo starting. It would be a forced story and not a good one.

So what am I working on for the November NaNo this year? That is a good question. I have had some ideas for nonfiction pieces I’ve been wanting to write and have written a rough draft several years ago, but have not published the book because it didn’t seem to work. I have been through the health trials of PTSD, gluten intolerance that when undiagnosed for so many years I developed allergies (food and environmental  and asthma. The thing is I have so MUCH information due to journal entries I get so overwhelmed and writing strictly nonfiction can bring back some of the emotions with those situations.

So my question to all the readers of nonfiction out there: Would you prefer a strictly nonfiction book on someone’s life experiences  or would you enjoy a fiction story that is “based on true life experiences”?

I feel personally that writing my experiences in a fictional setting would be easier emotionally for me, but what I really want to write is what my readers prefer to read.

I pray I get a LOT of response to this blog post. I really do want to know what readers prefer regarding this issue.

Thank you so much for you time.

Have a wonderful, blessed day!

Janis