I hit the 50,000 words mark this morning about 9 am! I am happy with the story overall. I am going to let the manuscript sit and start to revise in January. I will have to outline what I have and then move large pieces around but there is something magical now!
I will be able to take a chapter at a time to my IRL writing group as well.
There is nothing like an unexpected snow day! It started raining last night about 6 pm and then in the wee hours of the morning, it turned to snow. The wind was upwards of 27 mph too which woke me up at 2:30 a.m. The north wind can be vicious!
I had last week off for the Thanksgiving holiday so this has added to my vacation. I have already written this morning and plan to do some more. I have about 7,000 words left to reach my 50,000 for my novel. Hopefully, I will have some time to read today too.
There is something magical about a day where you cannot leave the house. I do not mind being snowed in at all. On my run yesterday (in 47-degree weather by the way) I thought about a writing prompt challenge I am considering to embark on with the blog. It is still in the idea phase but I will do some thinking about that project today as well!
I participated in a virtual write-in on Thursday evening for NaNoWriMo. My online writing group who is awesome were on a Zoom call all together. If you haven’t ever used Zoom it is a video conference call free program. It is nice to be able to see everyone. There is a chat feature and video and audio controls as well.
We logged in, chatted a few minutes, and then got to writing. We did two 15 minute sprints. It is nice to write with people that you know. It is a comfort somehow that we are not alone. It was also oddly comforting to hear the clicking of other people’s keyboards.
Encouragement from my tribe is a good thing. They help me along.
Inspiration Number 2
I read a story but Kimberly Lojewski today about a hot air balloon, a strange island, and treasure called About The Hiding Of Buried Treasure. It is so well written and fun!
Inspiration Number 3
I had my 7th-grade writers group Thursday and they were wonderful! I started with them filling out a card with the sentence stem: I WISH PEOPLE KNEW… The responses were honest and raw.
Then we wrote to my prompt of requiring 4 words to be a major part of the story. The writing was the best I have seen from them.
If you would like a link to the cards I created just click below:
I am looking forward to my favorite holiday: THANKSGIVING! I love the dinner and everything about it. I am off the whole week this year and am super excited to be at home with family.
I am participating in NANOWRIMO or National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to complete a 50,000-word manuscript by the end of the month by writing about 1700 words a day. I have been a rebel in the past by writing short stories but this time I am working with a novel concept. I wrote 1715 words yesterday. When I woke up I must admit I was not too excited about my novel idea but after I got started and changed the opening scene it flowed pretty well. As a stalling tactic, I revised 2 short stories that didn’t count towards my word count.
I am allowing myself NOT to write my novel in order. It is my process and I can do what I want!
I had played with the idea of using Scrivener, but even after watching a couple get started videos I cannot get the trial version to behave for me so Google Docs it is!
I am going to finish watching the series The Haunting of Hill House which is amazing!