Well, Camp NaNo is over for another year, and I think I *might* be overdoing it trying to get in three 50k months in one year. I did pretty well and got a big chunk of the beginning of my novel written, but between paying work and a writing contest, I missed the 50k mark.
Minimum word count for August 30: 50,000/50,000
My final word count: 46,539/50,000
Adventures in NaNoing: The day job alternated between good and frustrating this week: good because I got the opportunity to launch a couple of websites that sorely needed it, and frustrating because I spent quite a bit of the week troubleshooting problems to no avail.
There are still several work-related things I need to finish, particularly since we’re taking all of next week off. I’m looking forward to it, but that means I need to clear my plate so I can actually enjoy it.
Plus, I completely forgot Friday was August 31, so I spent most of the day rapidly editing three pieces to enter in a writing contest. I got them shipped off an hour before the post office closed, though, so I feel like I did accomplish something.
Not to mention I spent Friday night hanging out with some writing friends. Considering how much of my time is spent in front of a screen (web dev by day, writer by night), it’s nice to get out and talk with other people, especially other writers.
Very Short Excerpt:
Completely unedited, as always.
He sat across from her and put the papers neatly together, then drew the quill with a flourish. “Name?”
She’d seen shorter contracts on the king’s desk. Kiral blinked. “That whole thing?”
“Hmm?” Rety looked up at her, his pale eyes guileless and confused. “What whole thing?”
Kiral pointed at the stack of papers. “That whole thing. That’s what you want me to answer?”
“Oh!” He seemed to realize what she meant. “Oh, no no. Not at all.”
She relaxed. Maybe this wouldn’t be quite as bad as she feared.
“This is just the first part,” Rety said. “There’s another two.”
And September #WriteMotivation goals!
1) Finish Buzz stuff by Sept. 10.
2) Edit 5 chapters of the ’06 NaNo per week.
3) Post to the blog twice a week.
4) Post at least 2 reviews.
5) Comment on at least 3 other blogs each week.