Sits back, whilst I dazzle and amaze you. ^_^
Yeppers! I officially won a little after midnight on Monday!! *happy dancing time!* The story isn’t over yet, but according to the outline, just 13 chapters to go!! *more happy dancing*
Last report wordcount + chapter count:
The Raven = 2004 words, Chapter 1
Current report WC + CC:
The Raven = 50,135 words, Chapter 32
I know NaNo isn’t over yet, but I’m not writing this weekend because I want to knock this cold out that’s been following me around all month! I was doing great until I went and saw Mockingjay opening weekend in a crowded theatre (of course!) and BAM! Right up my nose. 😛
I also added about 659 words (I think) to DISCORD. I know it’s already done, but I wasn’t 100% comfortable with the ending, so I finally sat down and added a little and deleted a little, and now we’re all super happy. Hey, it’s not too late to change things until it’s at the printers! ^_^
WIP Issues This Month:
No issues really. Everything hasn’t been PERFECT, but overall, things have been going well.
What I learned this month in writing:
1* You really can write now and edit later. I know, it seems so simple, but I really have a problem with editing a lot as I write. For once, I just wanted to relax and write, and you know, I survived. Lol!
2* Small, manageable goals are fantastic things. I committed to one chapter a day during NaNo, and it actually worked! I didn’t write everyday, but some days I did more, so I actually came out ahead! Plus, it was great for those days when I was dragging my feet. I just said to myself, “Look, self, you only have one chapter to write. These are not long chapters! One hour of your time, okay? Good.”
3* I want a Persian cat. I know random, but I decided to make tentative plans to start looking for one sometime next year, maybe. 🙂
4* Reading yourself to sleep is the best way to fall asleep.
What distracted me this month while writing:
Not much. There was a Harry Potter party one night mid-month. I played a game where you took shots of “potion” chosen by a random roll of the RPG dice. Um, me and hot sauce are so not friends. But that was one of the days I didn’t write. It lasted so much longer than I thought between mingling and shot games and a very interesting game of Quidditch in which yours truly caught the Snitch, but it didn’t count becasue the Snitch-thrower didn’t bounce the ball right, but I still won an extra point for my house. GO SLYTHERIN! ^_^
Goal for next month:
Finish “The Raven.” That’s it. I can see the finish line. The light at the end of the tunnel. The parade being held in my honor. ^_^ Then I’m going to let it sit so I can watch TV since I still haven’t watched last season’s Game of Thrones (except for the Purple Wedding episode OF COURSE!) Lol! I’m going to try and let the story sit for a month. I usually do two weeks, but what I found with my last few stories is that two weeks is long enough for the first half of the story, but it isn’t quite enough distance from the second half. Fortunately/unfortunately for me, I have about a dozen shiny new plot bunnies to explore while I wait. Some of them are even pretty good!
Anyways, Until Next Time! ^_^