Granted, it is a leap year and it is a leap day but I thought I would get this update done at least, since I haven’t done one in a while.
Monthly Word Count: 3,123 words
Yearly Total: 10,670 words
This month has been awful due to writer’s block. I have flitted between different stories, spent time thinking, tried to kick-start my writing by nicking one of my possible ideas from my Camp NaNoWriMo list and just generally struggling to write. I do wonder if I was simply too tired to do anything after a big push at the start of the year.
Vast majority of the writing has been with the same characters as last month (the vampire and the shadow mage) so it is possible I will keep going with them once next month rolls around too. They seem to keep me going, even if it is random scrappy bits. It’s words nonetheless.
This month has also reminded me why planning is needed. When I was trying a new story, of course I hadn’t exactly planned it so I couldn’t get very far. The fact I know where the vampire/mage story is going is why that becomes easy to write, when I am inspired.
I suppose my aim for next month is just to get writing and keep going. Target is 5,000 words again but I possibly do need to reconsider that after this month and to account that life will take priority again due to Easter. I am on target for the year but lowering a monthly and the yearly target might not be such a bad idea. I will also be planning for Camp in April, should I finally decide to do it and which story to write or rewrite.
How did your February go? Good? Bad? Got any advice for me? Any and all comments are welcome below.
That final picture put me in stitches. Still laughing now!
Word count: 167 words (roughly)
Very quick update as very little has been written. Less than half a paragraph. I’ve just been very tired and busy. I know I should persevere with this story but I am feeling very uninspired at the moment. I may just let myself write randomly just to explore and get some words down. Seems like a plan.
Hope your writing has been more success.
Word Count: 1,137 words
Nothing much to tell. Most of what I have written is redrafting of some writing I did last Sunday on the WAY On The Go app which failed to send to my e-mail address once more. I am starting to wonder if it just does not work on Kindle. So it’s only been my characters finally becoming a couple that has happened.
On the other hand, I have done some thinking and it is mostly surrounding a potential new idea for Camp in April and maybe some rewriting or the continuing of writing of other past NaNoWriMo stories. Camp is the place to do rewrites I think, at least for the first few drafts when it’s major changes being done. Of course, this is just my opinion.
The first story under consideration is my November 2014 hotel story with the witch and the werewolf. The direction of the story differed from my original thinking and I think that was the story’s undoing. I would like to go back and rewrite that story, if only to follow the original story idea.
The other is my July 2015 story about the witch from the dark family background. The only reason I stopped writing it is because I needed a break I think, along with the Post-NaNo Blues. I may completely rewrite the story as certain aspects kept changing and I never fully ironed out. Since I’ve had a break and whilst I was writing the story that took place years later, I realised that there was character stuff that needed changing and completely redoing.
Another reason I been thinking about it is because I have bought an etiquette book, reproduced from the 1800’s, for general research as I’ve noticed a lot of my writing lately has required me to think about or research etiquette and deportment among other things for stories. Having a go to guide on hand hopefully will help, especially with my July 2015 idea.
If course I still have nearly two months to think about and decide, as well as the fact I still have the new idea to flesh out and consider. In the meanwhile, I do have my current writing to be doing. Hopefully it will be a little more successful this next week. How’s your writing going? What do you think of the idea that Camp is a good place for rewriting or continuing old stories? Are you thinking about Camp yet or am I thinking too far ahead? Do comment below.