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Camp NaNoWriMo 2016

Discussion in 'NaNoWriMo' started by Chessie, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. ThinkerX

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    Whoops. Posted the word count in the wrong thread last night.
     
  2. ThinkerX

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    Well, life happened last week, which in my case usually translates to vehicle/work issues. Well, that and a minor resurgence of last months health issues.

    Along about last Wednesday I realized my writing had taken a wrong turn. My word count went from 800 - 1200 words down to less than 500. So, I sat down and did up a proper outline. Still flawed, but it at least tells me which mental movie clip to drop in which chapter...most of the time. Deleted a few hundred words - wrong POV. Still have issues to resolve - I got a character who is introduced in one chapter (He pretty much has to be) but doesn't get properly described until the next. I need to figure something out there. And I have what will end up being three short chapters all squeezed together because of a sequence issue. Not that big of a deal, since she's isolated from the other MC's during most of the story.

    Anyhow, as of now, I stand at 8600 words. I might tap away a bit more tonight.

    How are the rest of you doing?
     
  3. Fluffypoodel

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    I didn't see this until last night. Glad to see that everyone is getting some writing done. I just broke 14k last Friday but didn't get to write at all this past weekend so I have a little catching up to do.
     
  4. Chessie

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    I'm sucking shittier than a puppy with worms. The reasons are beyond my control right now; posted about it in my writerly thread. I'm determined to finish the month with something though. I hope everyone is doing well.
     
  5. Nimue

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    Haven't written anything this month. At first I blamed it on videogames, but the moment I sit down, it becomes obvious how terrible my writing is. It's not worth the effort.
     
  6. Chessie

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    I'm sorry you feel this way about your writing, Nimue. For what it's worth, I think it's lovely and holds a lot of promise. Hopefully one day you can see that.
     
  7. Nimue

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    That's really kind, Ches. I know it's just a feeling, and I'll keep trying...just not today. I need to reset somehow.
     
  8. Heliotrope

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    Randomly clicked on this thread... For what it's worth Nim, I always thought you had loads of talent too.
     
  9. Caged Maiden

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    Nimue, your writing is good, you're just doing the thing we all do. We beat ourselves up because we're going to fall short of perfection today, and the thing is...there's no perfect. I get it, I really do. I feel like I've put in SO much work, and I'm only barely passable. So I really feel ya. Chin up. We'll get through this.

    On another note, my nano cabin has gone silent (like in Down Periscope where they turn the whole sub off). So I'm going to post my daily quotes here because I enjoy doing them because it keeps em happy about whatever I'm doing for the day.

    Here's a couple:
    Sunday:
    Tuesday:
     
  10. Chessie

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    My cabin went silent, too! I don't really care about them anyway.

    Yesterday, I wrote a paragraph and laughed with my husband about having met my goal for the day. The anesthesia, sedative, and however many milligrams of painkillers I had in my system yesterday are gone today and I'm feeling a bit clear headed so I'm about to start writing.
     
  11. Incanus

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    Nimue, I agree with the others here. I hope you stick it out, because I hope to someday pick up one of your books off the shelf...
     
  12. Nimue

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    Augh, you guys are too nice. I can't get better motivation to stop being a lazy blob than that...

    Kudos to everybody doing proper typing this month. I like your snippets, CM, they sound very natural.
     
  13. Chessie

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    Well, it depends. What kind of video games are you playing? ;) I played Fallout 4 for 3 months straight in November (if ya'll recall that I disappeared from our NaNo thread then). Every now and then I think we need creativity stimulated from somewhere else.

    By the way...I've been writing. The narcotics have me in and out of sleep (woke up earlier with my hands on the keyboard) but I'm slowly, surely, stacking up the words and moving closer to the end of this novelette. I'll for sure finish it tonight then I just have the other two novellas to work on for this "collection". If anyone is curious I've been posting it on my blog. Struggling massively with the end but I need to just DO it. Endings are so freaking hard for me.
     
  14. ThinkerX

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    700 words today. Some books showed up, plus lots of real world stuff going on - mostly vehicle aggravations. I am going to have to reorganize the whole dang tale once I finish the rough.

    Nimue, you can do this. Your 'Top Scribe' entry was superb.
     
  15. Caged Maiden

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    And today's:

     
  16. Chessie

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    I was unable to write today. I've been in a lot of pain and the meds make me exhausted, so I spent half my day asleep and the other half trying to stay awake. Grrr. Going to the doctor tomorrow for a check up so I'm going to ask if he can lower my dose yet. I should've known better. There was no way I was going to be able to finish a book this month. My deadline isn't technically until May 23rd but I'm going to be on these meds for another two weeks so...not sure how I'm supposed to do 3 weeks without serious writing?!?!?!!

    I know camp isn't over but I'm not meeting my word goal for this month. :'( Eh, well. The good news is my husband has been waiting on me hand and foot which is sweet of him. We joked that I'm his banged up princess lol.
     
  17. ThinkerX

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    800 words over the past couple of days.

    Too many distractions, and no end in sight, at least for a week or so.
     
  18. ThinkerX

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    Proved unable to resolve some real world issues today, decided to write a bit instead. 1400 words.

    Next few days likely to be busy, though.
     
  19. ThinkerX

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    30 (yes, 30) words for tonight, and that's just a outline/description for a chapter. Real world issues (still, probably going to persist into next week,) plus a bunch of books I ordered showed up.

    On a brighter note, at 15,500 words, I have surpassed my NaNo word count from last April's Camp NaNo.

    On the not so bright side, I am still way short of my word count for the November NaNo.
     
  20. Velka

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    Sooo, apparently I am absolute crap at checking in with word counts and all that muckety-muck. I haven't updated my nano stats or checked in here, but I have been writing! Actually, I've been writing A LOT. Almost 20K words this month, and about 15K of it hasn't been on my nano project! Tore an old work down to the foundation and have been building it back up.

    I wonder if my low post count here this month and my high word count are somehow related?

    Nah :)
     
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