I don’t know where the time went, but while I didn’t get many words on the page, I did work on it.
I also sent what I had to my BFF who has read every draft so far, so I could get some feedback. So, I’m waiting to hear from her. I’ve been wanting her to read these revisions for a while now – but due to everything, she just simply hasn’t had the time. Our schedules hardly ever align these days – it’s terrible. Lowkey, I wanted her up to date with what I had written and with the direction of the story, so that I could talk at her (lol) until ideas clicked, and so that she could give me input and another viewpoint. Continue reading “Writing Update #26”→
Well, Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone’s holidays have been wonderful – despite the wrench 2020 has thrown into all plans. By the time this goes live, I very well might still be in bed, but when I wake up it’ll be present time! I’m so excited that it’s Codigo’s first Christmas. So far, he’s done really well with the tree – though he likes to try and drink the water. He was constantly in the way while wrapping presents, but he’s been good. He’s got some presents to open and I cannot wait. I also can’t wait for the coffee, coffeecake and mimosa’s that are going to make opening gifts really fun.
I wasn’t sure if I was doing a post today, but I remembered this wintery scene I wrote in a past NaNo project and I kind of feel like sharing it. I initially worked on this WIP in 2016 and then again in 2018. I really do love this WIP – it’s high fantasy where the world is split between the Northern and Southern Courts. Magic exists in the Southern Court, while all magic has been stripped from the Northern Court. There’s an evil queen hell bent on collecting all magic from the land, and a bit of an epic love story that hasn’t quite ended yet.
One of these days I will finish this WIP because I really do think it has potential and I love the characters.
But for now, here’s a little wintery scene! Like always with these kinds of posts – I haven’t touched this Word doc in who knowns how long (at least 2 years). So, there are potentially bound to be some grammatical errors, spelling mistakes or just little incorrect things. So please be kind and I hope you enjoy! Continue reading “It’s Christmas! Here’s a Wintery Scene!”→
I honestly haven’t struggled with NaNo this much since my first year of doing it. This year almost every second I spent writing felt like trying to pull teeth. The words didn’t want to come. It really didn’t help that I had no idea what this story was supposed to be – despite having a pretty good idea of what I wanted the plot to look like. I didn’t know the characters, so writing them was hard. This was also the first year that I did it while work + working so much overtime, so the energy wasn’t there. The last thing I wanted to do after getting off work, was write.
That being said, there were a few moments that I didn’t hate working on this WIP and I even hit a roll and was able to knock out a couple thousand words once or twice. But more often than not, I just didn’t write. I went days not writing, not updating my word count. I started to seriously question if my pride (or stubbornness) at almost needing to hit 50k was worth it, because I was so tired. I wanted to hit 50k, because I love this event and I wanted to hit that “you’ve done NaNo and won ten times” mark. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo’20 FINAL Update”→
Well, I’m still like, 14-15k behind and there are three days left.
The race is on and I honestly have no idea if I’m going to actually finish. I’m going to try like hell to finish, because I would really hate not to, but 14-15K is a lot for 3 days and the inspiration and drive comes and goes.
Mainly it just never shows up.
I did just write like, 2.4k in one sitting, which is the best I’ve done so far, but I still don’t feel a lot of passion for this project. I will say that the more I work on it, the more I like it. So this concept of having no drive to work on it, baffles me.
I’m really chalking it up to just being busy and tired and honestly forgetting how hard drafting is. I’m definitely changing my tune from “I prefer drafting over revising” to “I prefer revising over drafting”. I love the creativity that comes while drafting – don’t get me wrong – but if I’m not super excited for the project or feeling any desire to work on it, drafting is like pulling teeth. It’s exhausting. Trying to wring out words to meet goals…it’s not fun.
I’m so woefully behind, that the next two weekends are going to be me, playing catch up. I don’t know why I thought I could manage to stay on top of daily word goals when my days are spent at work and my evenings are booked solid.
I mean, I know why. I was too stubborn to break my streak.
And I know I’ll make it happen. They might be shit words, but I’ll hit 50k by the end of the month. I legit won’t let myself fail.
Work is burning me out and by the time I get home and get everything else done so I can write, I’m exhausted, and my brain does not want to work. I’m going to catch up this weekend, So I’m not going to stress out over it.
This is going to be short and sweet because it’s been a long week and I’m exhausted. I’m going to try really hard, to include more information and a small scene in next week’s update but for now, we’re going bare bones.
Between work, Codigo and blog stuff, I usually don’t get to sit down and write until 10PM. And unfortunately, by that time, I’m thoroughly exhausted and need to take a shower before I pass out. Doing NaNo this year is going to be rougher than I thought, but I’m taking it one day at a time and I’m determined to make it work.
So, I’ve already started my WIP over again. I really didn’t like how I started this WIP and it was making me not want to work on it. I don’t fully hate what I wrote originally, it just feels out of character. Which is ridiculous because I don’t even know who these characters are yet.
I *think* I may have already talked about this on my blog, but honestly, this past month has been such a blur, I don’t remember.
I’m pretty sure I screamed about it onTwitter, so maybe that’s what I’m remembering. But either way
I HAD A FUCKING BREAKTHROUGH.
Oh my god. It feels so good to say that.
Though, with that being said, I still really didn’t work on my WIP this past month. I know I’ve said this, but between work and Codigo, I have very little time or energy to write. I currently exist in a state of constant exhaustion – it’s great. And with NaNoWriMo starting Sunday…my SF WIP is going to have to wait a little longer.