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Thread: JuneNoWriMo 2017 - It's Bustin' Out All Over

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    I'mma havta alter one of my goals because I changed writing devices and it's hard to type!! :O
    [ ] write 10k this month on new keyboard which is tiny and beautiful. TEN K!!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Oh, and I signed up as an ML again for this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmig View Post
    SKStark - NaNoWriMo has two yearly "Camps," one in April and one in July, which have the same basic format as regular NaNo but differ in two ways: 1) you make your own goal instead of being locked into writing 50k words (and the goal can be editing, reading, whatever), and 2) you have the option to be placed in a Cabin with other writers, where you can enjoy their companionship and encouragement during the month.

    AW usually has at least two Cabins during Camp, and I expect there'll be a new thread in this subforum soon, announcing sign-ups. If you want to participate, you'll need to go to the Camp Nano website and create your project. Then, when cabins assignments start, you can ask to be included in one of the AW cabins.
    Thank you for the explanation!! Annnnndddd . . . signed up. Very exciting.

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    [5k] Write 10k of new WIP.
    [1k] Write 10k of m/m project revision.
    [7k] 30k total wordage.

    Reading
    [ ] Beta-read one book.
    [1] Read three books.

    Health
    [ ] Weigh-in at 145lbs.
    [ ] Hit -55lbs lost.

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    [ ] Catch-up with Sense8
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    UPDATE:
    1. Write 1,000 500 words a day
    2. Outline my fantasy novel - in progress
    3. Read 3 books - complete
    4. Write 2 Blog Posts

    I haven't been writing anywhere near 1000 words a day so I'm scaling back to a more manageable level.

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    My goals in June were:

    1. Write 15k more in book #2: have written 3k
    2. Complete the full outline for my newest plot bunny, a dark fantasy novel: done!

    Not bad so far, but unforeseen real life stuff is causing me to fall far behind my goals.
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    I think I have figured out my tiny keyboard!!! :'O I keep having these moments of supes fast typing and it feels great not to have to move my hands all over the place to get the words out (though a mousepad would be nice, I don't yet have one for this tablet....)

    I feel mega sad that my laptop died, even though I saved everything from it, thankfully.

    I also fear my reading goal will not be met this month, as I am dividing my attention betweet three books (two of which are betas! ) and it feels difficult to make any progress without being guilty of not progressing the others. Furthermore, I may end up with a negative wordcount written because I'm cutting things and it's gettin' inky!

    anywho, that's enough from me. First third of the month DONE: how's e'erybooday else rocking this month??
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    Well, I haven't gotten much written yet this month. Everything's coming out at a drip. I feel...lost. I feel unfocused, not in writing, but in the storyline, so it's been hard coming up with new material. So I realized I'm at the point where I can't go further without solidifying stakes and stuff (I'm a pantser and write out of order. And while I've had direction all along, it's been in more of a general sense and now I need it more concrete). So that's what I'm going to be doing this weekend, is working that out for all those books. Then things should move at a faster pace.

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    Not quite the end of the week, but since I'm going to be busy all day tomorrow, I figured I'd go ahead and update.

    My three beta readers have been really quick on Book #4 - one has already finished, one is better than halfway through and the third has yet to start - but since I only just sent the draft out last week, that's pretty amazing. Of the two who've given feedback, it's been largely positive; most of their comments are of the typo variety although they've given me a few things to mull over.

    I finished two books (E.L. Doctorow's The Waterworks and Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight), and am halfway through a third (Pratchett's Raising Steam). I will no doubt finish that during tomorrow's matinee, which means I'll have to get another book to read during my 3.5 hour late night train ride tomorrow evening. I'm headed home for a quick visit since we're not doing our usual Sunday matinee because of the Tony Awards Sunday night - our leading ladies are both nominated and are performing. And I know I'll finish the "My Writing Day" series tomorrow, so I'm calling it done.

    I've been mostly fiddling with the start of Book #5 - wrote another couple hundred words but nothing substantial. I think it's because I'm not sure this is exactly how I want to begin, so it's been kind of slow.

    1. Incorporate beta feedback for Book #4 as needed - 1.5 out of 3
    2. Explore NYC with at least two more jaunts to places I've never been
    3. Read five books - 2 of 5
    4. Finish reading "My Writing Day" essays from The Guardian series - DONE
    5. Get at least 10k words written on rough draft of Book #5 - currently 1,511
    6. Decide whether to participate in July Camp NaNo
    7. Start planning my social media push for the release of Book #1 in August


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    I finished Leviathan Wakes, then started and finished Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs. In some ways I think there were too many threads that didn't quite come together well, but we're so far into the series now I just love settling down with the characters. I keep meaning to read more other-genre or non-fiction but there's just so much I've got to read in sff I don't quite get around to it very often.

    I edited a flash piece! Not the one for submission. But bonus flash piece?

    Tomorrow is a public holiday so hopefully I can turn it into a writing day. I've started the next chapter and will definitely finish it, but will hopefully make some good other progress too. I definitely need to do game stuff; the next session is on Tues :S

    Still happily putting new words on the WIP that is definitely a novel, not a short, though it's not on my goal list (except, I guess, as 'new words or editing each day').

    1. Edit four chapters. 1/4
    2. Read eight books. 2/8
    3. Write/Edit/Choose a short story.
    3a. Bonus flash edited
    4. Game stuff.
    5. Min 500 words or 2 pages edited per day. Ticky so far.
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    Writing
    [5k] Write 10k of new WIP.
    [1k] Write 10k of m/m project revision.
    [7k] 30k total wordage.


    Reading
    [ ] Beta-read one book.
    [1] Read three books.


    Health
    [x] Weigh-in at 145lbs.
    [ ] Hit -55lbs lost.


    TV
    [x] Catch-up with Steven Universe
    [ ] Catch-up with Sense8
    [ ] Watch OITNB.
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    Hey, you gais! Guess what I done-diggily-did......

    My goals:
    [x] Finish the damnable second section of mah novel already, like, geeze, dude... DUDE!
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    -Blog of books and reviews and unspeakable cowardice! (updated 17.07.19) A less than stellar review for a pretty great book.

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    Great job, Damoclian!

    My check-in this week is, not a whole lot different that last week. Actually, I'm still in the same place :P

    [ ] Clean my office.
    [ ] Make some webpage updates.
    [ ] Finish short story.
    [x] Pick July Camp NaNo Project.
    Constant Goals:
    [ ] Changing sleep cycle.
    [23] Write 1K words a day (for 52 weeks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damoclian View Post
    Hey, you gais! Guess what I done-diggily-did......

    My goals:
    [x] Finish the damnable second section of mah novel already, like, geeze, dude... DUDE!
    Fixed that for you. Congratulations, Dammy!
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    haha. Say it with pride, Damo.

    I spent some time figuring out stuff related to the premise of 1 story. I had wanted to do more than 1, but that didn't happen. Nonetheless, I'm glad about the 1 I did get. Will work on the others over the next few days, that will eat up some writing time with new words and won't leave much time left in the month to finish 3 books, maybe not even 2, but at least afterwards I will be able to hit the ground running next month. I did get some new words written while figuring out the 1 story, but I wrote it by hand and haven't inputted it into the computer yet, so I don't know how much it was yet. It wasn't much though.

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    Looks like everyone's really hit the ground running this month. Congratulations, Damoclian, on finishing your second section.

    Tamlyn, I'm a huge Patricia Briggs fan, but am sadly behind on the Mercy series. I think Frost Burned was the last I read of her books. Have you read any her "traditional" fantasy books (as opposed to her more popular urban fantasy)? I don't think they're as widely read, but I enjoy them more than the others in some ways.

    My progress:
    1. One blog post per week (4 total)
    So far . . . 2 (One about tropes, and one about outlining)
    2. Write 17K words on my current WIP (this is a weird number, but many maths went into it)
    So far . . . 6,400 (Sigh. Need to pick up the pace on this.)
    3. Finish reading Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
    So far . . . Er, well, see, the thing is, the husband finally convinced me after 5 years of pestering to read Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling. And then of course I couldn't very well stop after the first one. That would just be rude.
    4. Start reading Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress once I finish #3
    See dilemma above.
    Last edited by SKStark; 06-13-2017 at 10:30 AM.

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    Go, go, go everyone! SKStark, enjoyed your blogs about tropes in romance.

    Heading back to NYC today after a blessedly quiet weekend at home in Virginia. I know I'm going to be grumpy as hell after fighting my way from Penn Station up 8th Avenue to my sublet through 90+ degree heat and sweaty tourists, not to mention that I have to then go over to my temporary place and get the rest of my stuff (it's a long story). I did not write one word over the last few days and barely read - I grilled and shopped and drove my car and talked to my husband and napped and walked around my back yard and I guess that's going to have to last me until the next time I can come home.
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    I'm finally making my signature true! I've posted on my blog twice this month after a break of two years and nine months. I also decided my current project was catastrophically broken and there was no way to save it, and then almost immediately had an idea for how to save it. My super-awesome genius idea is this: give the main character a name.

    The important bit is exactly which name I gave him, so not quite as silly as it sounds. I finally nailed him down as one of my existing characters and more or less figured out how to tie the current story to the other stuff I know about him. So, in spite of having only written 1800 words of my 15000 word goal for the month, I still feel like I have a chance of success.

    Time for some and !
    SIGNATURE OF DEATH!!!

    It's pretty good at killing any WIP I list here, but I'm doing okay with trying to revive my blog. August's theme: I don't know yet - probably something about getting organised and refining my processes.

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    Grats, Damo!

    SKStark I haven't read them, no. I might have to see if the library has any.


    I did manage to get the next chapter finished. I planned to start the next-next one but did a bunch of game prep instead. That is going along nicely now. Today was going to be for chapter editing, but I've almost run out of day already.

    Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch has been sitting waiting for me to actually start it. It's fantasy, but my library thinks the series is all either mystery or thriller, so that counts as reading in a different genre, right? :P

    1. Edit four chapters. 2/4
    2. Read eight books. 2/8
    3. Write/Edit/Choose a short story.
    3a. Bonus flash edited
    4. Game stuff. Yep.
    5. Min 500 words or 2 pages edited per day. Ticky so far.
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    Can we have another AW Cabin for the vastly too quickly approaching Camp Nano??? I don't know if I'd do it right if I tried myself, so I'm asking here instead.

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    Fixed that for you. Congratulations, Dammy!
    *gaspeth* My aesthetic!!?? :P

    Quote Originally Posted by chompers View Post
    haha. Say it with pride, Damo.
    Bu-bu-but... My AESTHETIC!!! :'O

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    Looks like everyone's really hit the ground running this month. Congratulations, Damoclian, on finishing your second section.
    *Stumbles upon hearing the word 'running'* *Faceplants*

    Quote Originally Posted by Tamlyn View Post
    Grats, Damo!
    Thank ye muchly!

    ION: For those of you here who actually plot and ponder, er... how do you go about planning a novel(la/ette)???? :s
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    How I plan a novella/novelette: I plan a short story and let it get a little out of hand .

    *is not the right person to answer this type of question*

    But seriously, I'm interested in the answers to this as well.

    -----

    Writing-wise, I'm still spinning my wheels. I've come up with ideas for two projects that aren't the one I'm nominally working on and developed an itch to go back to a couple of older things, but I seem to be able to talk myself out of switching to any of them. It's too easy to convince myself they'll all go the way of the current stalled project. Maybe I should distract myself by trying to plan a novella? Or does that clearly sound like a bad idea even to people who aren't me?
    SIGNATURE OF DEATH!!!

    It's pretty good at killing any WIP I list here, but I'm doing okay with trying to revive my blog. August's theme: I don't know yet - probably something about getting organised and refining my processes.

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    Okay, but, no, like, fo realzies!! Where is the AW Camp Cabin thread!!!??? :'O
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    -Blog of books and reviews and unspeakable cowardice! (updated 17.07.19) A less than stellar review for a pretty great book.

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    1 - Write something that isn't basically porn with plot
    2 - Actually make an effort to have a working timeline
    3 - Not kill the people who see me typing away furiously and ask 'hey, are you busy?'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damoclian View Post
    Okay, but, no, like, fo realzies!! Where is the AW Camp Cabin thread!!!??? :'O
    Maybe not until cabin assignment starts in another couple of days?

    -----

    Venavis, good luck with that last one. Share tips!
    SIGNATURE OF DEATH!!!

    It's pretty good at killing any WIP I list here, but I'm doing okay with trying to revive my blog. August's theme: I don't know yet - probably something about getting organised and refining my processes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venavis View Post
    1 - Write something that isn't basically porn with plot
    2 - Actually make an effort to have a working timeline
    3 - Not kill the people who see me typing away furiously and ask 'hey, are you busy?'
    The struggle is REAL!!! :P I could so add at least three of the things on this list to my own To-Do, but that would just make it too loong, and also, honestly, slightly less fun.... :P
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    Okay, not to be spammy, but I made a Camp Cabin and a thread in this forum for anyone who wants to join me! Reppies if you're interested!
    -Twitter of fear and loathing and incredible shyness!
    -Blog of books and reviews and unspeakable cowardice! (updated 17.07.19) A less than stellar review for a pretty great book.

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