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That’s right folks, I just hit my camp nanowrimo goal. The story is still unfinished, I suspect it may remain so for a long while as I’ve decided that I really don’t like it. It has been a real hard slog to churn out enthusiasm to keep going, the story doesn’t inspire and excite me,…

Under 5000 to go

That’s right folks, I have under 5,000 words left to write before I reach my first ever camp nanowrimo goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. I could sit back and write a poultry 284 words a day and still finish camp on time, stick to my current writing schedule and write all 50,000 words…

Almost forgot…

I almost forgot to mention my favourite web find! http://thebookshelfmuse.blogspot.co.nz/p/the-emotion-thesaurus.html Great resource for writers.  

Not a total waste

So I may not have churned out thousands of words yesterday, and I probably wont do many today either, but on the bright side I’ve pulled out a few weeds (grammatically/spelling related ones) and identified a bunch more. I quick search through the current manuscript revealed the use of these words an inordinate number of times:…

Not the best of days

I’m not having a great health day to day so not a great deal of writing happening. Yesterday I did manage to reach (and surpass) my word count goal which is great. But the lovely spontaneity of the day has caused a “crash” day for me today. What I’ve decided to do when the writing just wasn’t…

Change is as good as a holiday right…

UPDATE – 3 hours on from my previous post. I haven’t actually done a great deal of writing today, I think I may have managed a meagre 500 or so words, but, I’ve been plotting. Plotting, planning, replotting, subplotting adding back in a fourth part to the story arc and working out what I want…

Week one done & dusted

Most exciting news for me is that I’ve just tipped passed the half way mark at the end of the first week of camp! That’s 25,000 words! I’ve also achieved the following badges this week: Phew! And so endeth week one of camp. Lets go week 2! Camp Stats for Sunday 7th April Your Average…

Resist the urge

Remember how the other day I was talking about the editing urge? Well it’s struck again. This time it’s in the form of wanting to rewrite part 1 of my book. Ok, not rewrite it, just rework it. I’ve decided that it would work really well as a short story. In fact, I’ve decided that…

Inspiration

I’m finding that I reach a point when I’m writing where everything begins to feel stale, forced, boring, same-old-same-old. I get so uninspired with the text I just want to toss it all in and give up. That’s when I reach for some inspiration. Right now that inspiration is coming in the form of some…

To edit or not to edit

I know that technically I’m supposed to just let the words flow from my brain to keyboard, get it all out there and let it take me where it wants to go (of course whilst following me very well laid out plot plan, chapter outlines and so forth). But I can’t. It’s not that I’m…

Writing body language

I’ve got two things bugging me at the moment, writing body language and writing sounds. I thought today I’d post a few links I found with a quick google search that hold some great examples and ideas to work with. Writing body language. http://ookamikasumi.deviantart.com/art/The-NonVerbal-Thesaurus-162637204 http://www.archetypewriting.com/resources/downloads/bodylanguagecheatsheet.pdf Body Language Basics Body Language: An Artistic Writing Tool http://www.omnivoracious.com/2013/01/41-flavors-of-body-language-for-writers.html  …

Achievement Badges So Far

  And now I should actually DO some writing rather then procrastinating about it.