Friday, November 21, 2014

Modified NaNoWriMo

So, this year I am doing my own version of NaNoWriMo. I knew I could not put my life on hold like I practically did last year to get 50,000 words written. So, I set my own goal, one I felt would challenge me but not be too much. So the goal I'm working at it to double the word count in my Sleeping Beauty Spin-off. On October 31 I had 12,735 written. So, my goal is to have at least 25,470 words total by the end of the month. I'm doing pretty good. I've written anywhere from 0 to 1,133 words in a day, but I average around 500 words per day. I am happy with my progress and do believe I will reach my goal despite being busy and tired. I am enjoying working on this project again. It brings me happiness and I feel accomplished when I reach my daily goal.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Crafts and Cinderella

So, there are a couple things I wanted to write about today.

One, I recently created another blog: On that blog I will be writing about all sorts of creative and crafty things, like cross-stitching, sewing, art, scrapbooking, etc. This blog will continue to me mostly about my life and writing. So, take a moment to check out my other blog if you haven't already.

Second, I finally finished the rough draft of my Cinderella spin-off, which was my NaNoWriMo novel from last year. It ended up being just over 74,000 words long. It will need LOTS of revision, but at least the first draft is complete. This is actually the first full draft of a novel I've ever written! It is a good achievement, though one I planned on achieving years ago. But, I have made the progress I have made, and that is good.

This year I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo, but probably not to the full extent. Life has gotten busier, and I don't know that I can put everything off to the side for a month like I did last year. I might do it but set a lower goal, or I might continue working on a novel I've started previously and just try to write some each day. I'm not sure yet. We'll see.


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