Camp NaNoWriMo is Over....Now What??

on Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    This post was supposed to get done two weeks ago, but Cold, Family, Pregnancy, Still waiting to hear back from the guest I was supposed to host last week, etc. Choose an excuse. It didn't get done then, but now it is.
    So Camp NaNoWriMo has ended. Maybe you reached your goal, maybe you surpassed it by leaps and bounds, but maybe you fell short. But without those fun graphs and your cabins to motivate you, now what do you do?

    First things first, celebrate! Whether you hit your goal or not, you survived! Take a pause to party!
    Second, don't stop writing! That is the worst thing you can do for yourself. Writers need to write every single day to keep their skills sharp. I had to end my Camp NaNoWriMo early because of my sister's graduation, and then I got sick. And it led to a 2 week pause on my writing. It's really hard to jump back in after a 2 week break. Really hard. Seriously, the only thing pushing me on in my editing is that I passed 40,000 words. But possibly another step is to take a break. Sometimes you need to get some space from your project and switch to something new. Especially when powering through a whole draft that's really rough, you'll need some time to collect your thoughts before jumping into editing.

April Camp NaNo- The Finale

on Friday, May 5, 2017
    This post is long overdue, but not only have I been recovering from my trip and Husband of Mine's trip, I've also been sick for almost a week and it has been sucking the life out of me. I haven't even looked at my writing because I haven't had the energy to. It's really frustrating because I've got so many things to get done!

    Anyway, the point of this post is to go over the last few days of Camp NaNoWriMo! So here we go-

April Camp NaNo Week 3

on Monday, April 24, 2017

    Camp NaNoWriMo has just 7 days left and things are getting crazy! This past week hasn't been the most productive of my life, but I encountered a lot of issues (as most people do) with reality. Here's how it went-

April Camp NaNo Week 2

on Monday, April 17, 2017

    Week 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo is over! I didn't get as much done as I did during the first week, but I still made a bunch of progress!

    Here's how it went-

April Camp NaNo Week 1

on Monday, April 10, 2017
    This past week has been AMAZING. Just check out my word count on the side bar!

    The reason I've made such great progress is because I'm editing, not writing fresh stuff. It's a lot easier when I've got all my notes organized right here on my computer and I can pull up my previous draft next to my current draft. Here's how it went-

Blog World Tour- Krystal-Ann Melbourne

on Monday, April 3, 2017
    Yay! It's time for another guest as part of the World Blog Tour! This week we get to meet Krystal-Ann Melbourne!

Krystal-Ann Melbourne is an author and artist living in Montreal with her two fat cats. Since neither writing nor painting pays the rent, she also works full time as a Video Game Playtester (best day job ever) for a game which she’s not allowed to tell anyone about.

Her other interests include teaching herself piano, violin, knitting, cooking, baking, making candles, and gardening. She’d really like to get into creating art from sandblasting old windows, and is always working to improve her French.

April Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

on Friday, March 31, 2017
    Tomorrow is April 1st. And for me, it's the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo! Whoo hoo! 

    Last year I did July CampNaNoWriMo, but since this July is going to be a bit busier than last year, I'm not sure if I'll get to do anything come July. So this year, I'm cramming in as much writing as I can before our new package arrives.
    I'm at a great point in my writing this time for CampNaNo. Last year I was in the middle of the first draft of A Fairy's Tale. This time, I've just finished working through my notes on the second draft of Powerful. I've set myself a low goal of 20,000 words with the hopes of getting much more done. Because I'm working on the third draft, it should be a lot easier to edit what I've already got.
    Keep an eye on the word count bar on the side! I'm starting at 0 again. I'm expecting this next draft to be somewhere in between the word counts of the first two drafts (which were 103,000 and 90,000 words). I cut out a bit too much for the second draft, so now there are bits that need to be added back in. And now that I've had a handful of friends read through and provide feedback on the story as a whole, I know where there are plot points missing. I've got at least three scenes that need to be written from scratch, and I've got at least three scenes that need to be completely reworked and rewritten. The rest is basic editing and rewording, most of which I've done already in notes on the side of Scrivener.
    I've got a cabin set up with a bunch of my friends, and I'm all ready to go! What are your goals for the month of April?