Behind with the posts again. But, Happy (belated) Thanksgiving. Or for those of my readers who live outside the US, weekend/week. 🙂 Did y’all have a good holiday? We did not go visit family as per usual. To keep everyone as safe as possible. So my husband and I spent a quiet day at home. For the first time ever, I made sweet potatoes. Mom usually makes them and as my husband always looks forward to them, I attempted them. They came out great.
While I was waiting for dinner to cook, I did it. I surpassed my 50k goal for the month!
Okay. I didn’t do all that in an afternoon. I have spent the days since my last blogpost writing my little fingers off. That brings the total for the manuscript for my Antique Magic book 6 to over 90k–and the story is not quite finished yet. But as it is closer than it was in October, I’m thrilled.
Word count: 54,638/50,000. I hope your projects and holiday/weekend went well.
Almost there! Must keep writing, must keep writing. ✍
See this? I am also floored I have managed to put this much more into this book ( Yes, I said more. I’m using this Nanowrimo to finish this book!)
This is also why I haven’t been providing my Nano updates lately. The latest Antique Magic storyline has been grabbing me by the hair and dragging me into Word doc battle first thing every morning. I thought it would take only 30,000 words to finish the book, if that but oh no! Caitlin keeps talking. 😄
How are your projects progressing this week? We’re past the halfway point. Keep writing!!
We had a storm here, the other day, so I’ve since spent the time catching up.
I caught this little guy changing “clothes” before the storm.
Guess he needed a new raincoat before the storm. 🌧 Oh, that teasing Eta! The power flickered a bit but we never lost it and we weren’t affected by the tornado warnings. I even managed to get a newsletter out, put my Frigga’s Lost Army on sale for Veterans day, and get my word count in for the day, between being glued to the weather reports.🌧☔
For the aforementioned sale of Frigga, if you get it from Smashwords, use the code YF69P at checkout for 67% off (Offer good through Nov. 14, 2020 ). If you get it from Amazon, you don’t need a code.
How are your projects going? For me, my total Nano word count thus far is… not quite 25k. I should pass that today, though. I hope y’all are doing well.
Here we are at day nine (Yes, I realize this is dated the 10th, but the post refers to day 9).
Gosh. Doesn’t it feel like it should be November 99th or some crazy number, already?
I wrote my little hands off. That “maybe I will get to 4000 words” post yesterday? Yeah. I didn’t quite get that far, clocking in at only 3,226 words during that day’s writing marathon.
And spent today paying for it. Well, writing on the phone does hurt too, who knew? Okay, maybe I don’t use the dictating as exclusively as I should. In my defense, it has a tendency not to hear me correctly. Case in point… well, sometimes it prints things I can’t share here without the blog throwing up censor flags. Here’s one: Kaitlyn (misspelled) slimfold, picturing the torture her… etc.
🤔What the heck is a slimfold? What did I mean there? I can’t remember…
So on top of the writing, I then have to correct the transcription, quickly, before I forget what I meant. *shakes head*
Anywho, I somehow managed that whopping output yesterday and slowed it down a bit today. The day is not done. I am shooting for hitting my 20,000 word mark, is all. Taking it slow will have to do for a day or so. 🐌
Cheating a little with another multiple day update. Nanowrimo’s days 5, 6, 7 and 8 went great so I haven’t had a chance to update (or do much of anything else like practice flute for my course with The Flute Practice–and yes I do fully admit I took time off for a few youtube chats this week) and listening to too many results rather than, you know, the writing Jethro Tull/Shovels and Rope/Jason Isbell/Amanda Shires/classical flutes Playlist.
But my word count as of last night exceeds 15k. I might’ve hit 16k but I had to help my husband with conquering our drain problems.
Yes, let’s blame the drains! 🙂
I might take it slower today–or I might not (I’ve already added 400 words to the manuscript today!). We’ll see how my hands feel with morning words. 2,000 a day may be my upper limit, this week. Don’t tell the fingers I’d hoped to double that. 😉 The story is coming along swimmingly, though, that’s the important part.
How are your projects going today?
My last official word count tally: 15,829 / 50,000 words. 32% done!
Nanowrimo Day 4: I woke up on day 4, got my coffee and began writing, so that by lunch time I’d already hit half of the Nanowrimo official goal. I then had to stop typing my wordage to recharge some batteries but then I still surpassed my Tuesday word count before the end of the night. spurred on no doubt by my sister-in-law’s awesome progress! (she hit 10,000 words before I did!) And this is her first Nanowrimo too. 😎
Work in progress: 15% 7,384/50,000
I had, er, shall we say a little bit of trouble with the site (Oh lord, the new site! Those of you who’ve been with Nano for a while know how wonky it became after the reboot) and miscalculated my total, and got the 10k banner a day early but, it’s all good. I like some things about the new site, but not that, and not that I effective lost half of my participation years and had to manually add them all. But it is what it is. I’m more used to it now than I was last year. As to the updates, I’ll no doubt have hit 10k by the time you read this. Uh, my username is (*points to book covers*) julidrevezzo, if you want follow me there.