Writing Progress March 13 – 19, 2017

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March 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 44,902
  • Today’s word count: 694
  • Thoughts: I wrote in anticipation of the snow and then during the snow. I don’t know if it was because of the storm or because of daylight saving, but I stayed up way later than usual writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, as long as the storm allows our power to stay on I’ll be writing. If the storm knocks out our power, I’ll have to get creative/do some planning by candlelight.

March 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 45,136
  • Today’s word count: 234
  • Thoughts: Well, my power didn’t go out. I spent a bit too much time worrying about the snow which impacted my writing time. I also managed to hurt my back today (or maybe I hurt it earlier and the pain just got worse today) and ended up with tension headaches from that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of that good old writing stuff. I’m so close to wrapping up the first arc of Inbetween. I can’t wait to have it all posted for you guys to see.

March 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,067
  • Today’s word count: 931
  • Thoughts: This is the sort of writing day I love to have. Not only did I have a decent word count, but I accomplished other things during the day so I’m extra happy with myself today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revising. Thursday is revision day, as usual. I really hope I can get some writing done tomorrow too. We’ll see how things go.

March 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,129
  • Today’s word count: 62
  • Thoughts: Not bad for an editing day. I cut a couple hundred words. I added back a bit more than that. I can live with a day like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up this week’s revisions and get back on to writing all day.

March 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,570
  • Today’s word count: 441
  • Thoughts: Finished up revisions, posted the chapter for my patrons and wrote some more! Overall today was a great day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter to the blog and write!

March 18

No writing progress made. I posted this week’s chapter, but the rest of the day really fell apart. It wasn’t a bad day, but it wasn’t at all conducive to writing.

March 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 47,197
  • Today’s word count: 627
  • Thoughts: That’s better! I like days like this. I can see the end of this arc and it’s both propelling me forward and urging me to slow down. This always seems to happen when I’m wrapping something up. I’m not sure if I should work with it or try to change the way I react to endings.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I hope I can finish writing this arc this week!

Special Announcement of the Week

Something really awesome happened early this week! Inbetween is now listed on Web Fiction Guide. Along with the listing, Inbetween is also on Top Web Fiction. You can vote for it here. Voting takes at most 10 seconds. There’s no log-in or registration required and your vote helps my serial reach more people.

Preparing for April CampNaNoWriMo

campnano2017CampNaNoWriMo is just around the corner! In just a few weeks I’ll be entering another writing frenzy alongside many other writers.

Right now I’m not quite settled on what I want to do for Camp. Being able to set a word count goal above or below 50,000 words opens up a lot of possibilities. In November I just need to pick a project. For Camp, I can strategize a bit by setting a different word count goal.

I know I’ll be continuing to work on Inbetween rather than starting another writing project. Earlier this year I joked about having the first draft of Inbetween completed before April. As with everything I write, this story is getting bigger and bigger. Now I’m confident that I will still have plenty to write in April.

I’m not sure what I want my word count goal to be. The obvious solution would be to set my goal to the usual 50k. I know I can write that many words in a month. I also know I’ve never once won CampNaNoWriMo no matter what goal I pick, but I’m always hopeful this time will be different.

Back in January, I set a long-term writing goal on the Writeometer app to have 120k written for Inbetween by April 30. The obvious option would be to set my April goal to whatever would get me to 120k by the end of the month, but it might be fun to push myself to exceed that goal too. Fortunately, I have a whole month to mull over this!

Are you planning to do CampNaNoWriMo in April? Have you picked your project yet and set a goal? Let me know about your plans in the comments!

Inbetween: Chapter Eleven

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I love this chapter. That means I struggle to write it and enjoyed every minute of it. I hope the end result is enjoyable for you to read.

I owe a huge thank you to my fantastic supporters for being here with me every step of the way. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for you and it is thanks to you that I can keep moving forward. Check out my Patreon if you want to join the ranks of these extra awesome people. We’re $1 away from my first goal. If we reach that goal and stay there into the next month I’ll open up a Q&A post where anyone can ask whatever they want about me and my writing. Thank you so much for being here. Your support helps pay the bills and keep the lights on here!

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Inbetween: Chapter Ten

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We’re back on track this week! I had fun writing and revising this chapter. It’s a bit of a change of pace so, hopefully, that will be fun to read for everyone.

I owe a huge thank you to my fantastic supporters for being here with me every step of the way. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for you and it is thanks to you that I can keep moving forward. Check out my Patreon if you want to join the ranks of these extra awesome people. We’re $1 away from my first goal. If we reach that goal and stay there into the next month I’ll open up a Q&A post where you can ask whatever you want about me and my writing. Your support helps pay the bills and keep the lights on here!

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