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Thread: MayNoWriMo - This time it's personal!

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    MayNoWriMo - This time it's personal!

    Okay, so it's May 1st here.

    You know the drill - make goals, strive for them, applaud or hug as needed, rinse, repeat.

    This month? I actually have an easyish month lined up. Got a test next week, which I think I'm pretty prepared for actually. Got to read a whole lot (for all 3 classes - I didn't get much reading done over the break because I was working on essays) as well. Reading assignments for one class, shouldn't be too difficult once I've actually read the articles.

    That's pretty much it. No essays due this month. Woo!

    So I may just get time to work on my edits.

    Yesterday (April 30th) I finished reading The Importance Of Being Earnest, and read about 7 pages of Macbeth. Today, I've read up to the start of Act V for Macbeth, which is pretty good I think.

    So I'm off to a cracking start!

    Okay... Your turn!
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    OK so

    250 words a day
    Read something every day
    Finished Beta reading by 14th
    Read entire Joe Abercrombie output by end of month (he is at my local literary festival in Junel, so I'm going to see him)

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    Nice.

    Meanwhile, I think Abercrombie is an awesome name. So fun to say!
    Buy my comedic urban fantasy novel on Kindle today!
    I now have a blog.
    (Updated 30 June 2015)
    I also have a website where I can be hired as an editor! How exciting!

    Main WIPs

    The Black Book That Went 'Thud' (waiting to be edited)
    From De-cluttering To Minimalism: A Journey (is it finished yet?)
    The Little House of Flames (writing)

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    I just posted a new revised chapter one in the SYW forum, and I have 542 words down for chapter two.

    After getting feedback I realised my original chapter two had to be moved to later in the book.

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    Eek I was hoping this thread was coming up. I thought I'd make a crack at it.

    I think I will attempt to start writing this month so my goals:

    1,500 words a day,
    Character building
    Reading for leisure
    Essay work and Reading for uni & studying ofc

    I managed to get my story summary and character names started so I'll start writing.

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    I'm going to push myself 2,000 words a day to FTDB!!
    I'm excited because I'm going "on location" to Gettysburg so I can get some first hand knowledge of the area. I'm trying to convince my hubbie to take a hot air balloon ride over the battleground with me because that's a climatic scene in my book. Unfortunately, he keeps muttering something about too much money. Bah!
    The Queen's Wings by Jamie K. Schmidt
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    Hey everyone

    I have a lot of work scheduled for May. Primarily, trying to post on my websites every day and uploading some posts beforehand for June, because that's a busy month for me with finals.

    As in terms of writing, I'd like to finish the rewrite of the sequel to my debut novel, Mirror, Mirror. I'm not that impressed with my first draft. I would also like to finish the first draft of Ghostslayer, a manuscript I've been working on for a couple of months, but it'll be hectic. I'm now at 27k words, and I'm guessing it'll end up somewhere between 70-80k.

    Also, the editor got back to me for Mirror, Mirror so now there will be a lot of editing. Phew!

    A lot of work this month. Plus, so much studying!
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    Let's aim for 1000 words a day.

    Post on teh blog every other day.

    And try to enjoy some time off later in the month .

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    Okay, so I have to:

    *Finish the stupid tri-fold by Thursday morning
    *Finish my stupid science project (which means get my rat to behave) hopefully by the end of the week
    *Make second stupid tri-fold and prepare rat for Take Your Rat to School Day (my science teacher really just wants me to bring her to class...)
    *keep up with my statistics class
    *finish two more fucking units of Spanish (BLEHHH)
    *and whatever else people decide to throw in my direction...

    I'm a little sad the school year is ending, actually... Not a lot, but I keep thinking that I'm really going to miss getting books from my history teacher to borrow. Since 8th grade, he's given me 14 books to read, and I only get one more... He says I get to keep this one though, so that's pretty cool.

    Loving the thread title, Cliff. I'm at war with school now. Bring it on.

    (I'm also feeling just a BIT hyper all of a sudden... Makes no sense since I've been yawning all day, but whatever. )

    ~Amber~
    Last edited by xXVampyrePrincessXx; 06-01-2012 at 09:16 AM. Reason: scratching things off of my to-do list :) forgot I had it...

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    Finished reading Macbeth and did a reading assignment for Philosophy (due tomorrow).

    Otherwise, it's been a pretty shit day.
    Buy my comedic urban fantasy novel on Kindle today!
    I now have a blog.
    (Updated 30 June 2015)
    I also have a website where I can be hired as an editor! How exciting!

    Main WIPs

    The Black Book That Went 'Thud' (waiting to be edited)
    From De-cluttering To Minimalism: A Journey (is it finished yet?)
    The Little House of Flames (writing)

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    Secret Project done at 8006 words.

    *whew*
    Last edited by K. Taylor; 05-02-2012 at 05:53 PM.

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    I *think* I just got a perfect score on a Spanish exam! Woo!

    (pretty good considering I haven't touched that material for at least six weeks or so... )

    ~Amber~

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    Well today and yesterday I have been stripping wallpaper so nothing in terms of writing but I'm tightening my plot concept right now instead :/

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    Well, next week is finals so wish me luck. Also working all morning shifts, except for Saturday, at the job house.

    Will be fixing my laptop soon. Hopefully, I'll get it done before summer classes start and Camp Nano. I am trying to write, and it's going okay. I guess working all the time has left me burnt out.

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    Well, I'm officially done for the semester, and I have started Summer vacation. Grades are slowly coming in and so far so good.

    I started a 10K short story today, and I'm about 1K+ in to now.

    I'm debating whether or not writing some of it in Google Docs or another program so, I can get to a full 2K.

    I hope to finish it soon.

    I wonder if I can turn the other idea I had for this story into something as well. I don't know. I should probably finish this one first though, just see where it goes.

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    Wish school was out for me so soon.

    Finally finished the (first) stupid tri-fold. I have a feeling my presentation's going to get cut a little short... I have a lot to talk about.

    Just had a thought... I may actually get to, you know, WRITE next month. It's been a while since I've been able to do that...

    ~Amber~

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    Downloaded the free version of Jarte. I'll probably have to do some of my writing in that. Doesn't really bug me too much.

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    Haven't done much today, except get back a grade - 9/9 woohoo!

    But I'm taking it easy today. Today I turned 28. Eep! I'm old! :O
    Buy my comedic urban fantasy novel on Kindle today!
    I now have a blog.
    (Updated 30 June 2015)
    I also have a website where I can be hired as an editor! How exciting!

    Main WIPs

    The Black Book That Went 'Thud' (waiting to be edited)
    From De-cluttering To Minimalism: A Journey (is it finished yet?)
    The Little House of Flames (writing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Face View Post
    Haven't done much today, except get back a grade - 9/9 woohoo!

    But I'm taking it easy today. Today I turned 28. Eep! I'm old! :O

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    I hope you have an awesome day.

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    Thanks.

    Just went to the grandparents' place for a few hours. Scored some birthday money out of the deal, and I even got a chance to play on grandad's awesome-sounding organ for a while.

    My birthday dinner will be on Sunday though. It's a joint birthday/Mother's Day thing. Mostly because sis and her boyfriend have weird work rosters, so that was the only night they're both free at the same time for about a month.
    Buy my comedic urban fantasy novel on Kindle today!
    I now have a blog.
    (Updated 30 June 2015)
    I also have a website where I can be hired as an editor! How exciting!

    Main WIPs

    The Black Book That Went 'Thud' (waiting to be edited)
    From De-cluttering To Minimalism: A Journey (is it finished yet?)
    The Little House of Flames (writing)

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    I just came up with an idea for Camp Nano's June session!

    It's a bit on the bizarre side and incorporates my love of Food Network, and can it be June now?

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    Well, my birthday's almost over, so I don't see any need for the rest of May.

    Starting tomorrow, it's June.
    Buy my comedic urban fantasy novel on Kindle today!
    I now have a blog.
    (Updated 30 June 2015)
    I also have a website where I can be hired as an editor! How exciting!

    Main WIPs

    The Black Book That Went 'Thud' (waiting to be edited)
    From De-cluttering To Minimalism: A Journey (is it finished yet?)
    The Little House of Flames (writing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Face View Post
    Haven't done much today, except get back a grade - 9/9 woohoo!

    But I'm taking it easy today. Today I turned 28. Eep! I'm old! :O
    Happy Birthday!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNK View Post
    I just came up with an idea for Camp Nano's June session!
    That's great. I kind of have an idea for my June Camp story. I'm just kind of scared. I'm going to actually write a novel, novella at the latest, and I'm completely nervous. I've really mostly written short stories, and the longest I've written to date was a fan fiction--that was horrible by the way--a few years back which about 13K long. So, I'm quite nervous/jittery about it.

    And I know that some people are meant to be short fiction writers and some are meant to write novels then you have those people who can write both. However, I want to at least try writing a novel, and really, really try, before I tell myself that maybe I'm not meant to write those.

    Luckily, my idea has some Fantasy elements in it. (My idea is a UF idea). So, maybe that will make things a bit easier on me.


    I found out today, technically yesterday that I tend to write a genre better when I'm focused/currently reading/just read that genre. For example, if I'm reading a romance novel, writing a romance story will be a lot easier for me. The same goes for Fantasy, more specifically Urban Fantasy. That probably explains why I had such a hard time writing that Romance when I was still reading that Urban Fantasy book(Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning).

    Well, it's either all of that or the fact that I kind of told myself to sit down and actually write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Face View Post
    Well, my birthday's almost over, so I don't see any need for the rest of May.

    Starting tomorrow, it's June.
    Sweet!

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