Camp NaNoWriMo July 2015: Day 18 & 19

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Day 18: 11,706 words

Day 19: 11,706 words

First things first, I have validated already since I was up just after midnight last night anyway. You have probably already guessed that from the banner. I will still be writing though as a lot of story to be told and I would like to get as much of it down now as possible. Secondly, no writing yesterday because I just couldn’t settle to write, on top of rl stuff happening.

I am discovering more about my story and my characters and have possibly unearthed an interesting mystery about what was supposed to be a support character. My MC’s are not exactly the most definable at the moment but hopefully that will change as I write more.

How are things going for everyone else? Validated or panicking because you are nowhere close to validating? Feel free to comment below.

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 6

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I think I am just going to have to accept that I am not going to do these daily word count updates on the day I am talking about  them.

Yesterday was the first day I hit and went over the days WC (word count).  Considering the problems I had at the start of the month (changing projects, trying to work out what my new project is going to be, etc.), it is to be expected I guess that I was always going to end up a little behind where I wanted to be but at least I caught up yesterday and am back on track…for now.

I spent some time exploring the NaNoWriMo forums yesterday, particularly the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense section (in other words, crime). In there, I discovered that I seem to be in the minority in that I am writing from the criminal side of the law and not the detective one (though I do have two Interpol agents staring in the story). I have noticed this before when I have been in the library last week and it has made looking for other examples of books, etc. where the protagonists are criminals a bit difficult to find although I have found a few interesting threads and non-fiction book recommendations in the threads that are of interest. But any help is good help right?

I have also discovered that Sly 4 was released a few months ago! I am so annoyed I did not know this because I love that  series! Sadly, it is only available on platforms I do not have access to. On the upside, I have found an LP (Let’s Play…) on YouTube of it so I am currently watching them. The thing is, I only created all of my current characters because of the Sly Cooper games so I can get away with watching the series, whilst writing, because it is quite literally research! Now, how many people can say that?!

So here’s hoping I can get writing done and watch the whole of the LP. I am heading into the second week which usually sees people slumping and wondering what they are doing, as I have stated before but I do have support from friends who are also doing NaNo this month so I should be okay.

Word Count: 9,709 words