Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 10

Well, I skipped a couple of days (whoops!). However over those couple of days I did think of some dramatic things to mess up my characters’ lives, so it wasn’t totally wasted!

But now I’m back. I managed 75 minutes tonight, bringing my total to 480 minutes, including some TOTALLY NEW WORDS! Not words new to the English language, but new words for my manuscript. As in stuff that hadn’t happened before in my story. So NEW WORDS! Yay!

That’s quite enough excitement for one day. Goodnight Wrimos!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 7

I only managed to add 30 minutes to my total tonight making it 405 minutes, so still a little bit behind where I should be. I stayed up way too late last night and it’s catching up with me, so I really need to get some sleep before I go to work tomorrow!

On the upside I did think of another couple of twists to make my characters’ lives a bit more difficult (*insert evil laughter here*).

Today I also saw “Toy Story 4” (with my two adult children). I loved it so much. I laughed, I cried, I even jumped a couple of times at the scary parts! LOL. Ventriloquist’s dummies. That’s all I’m saying.

In my humble opinion, Woody and Buzz’s friendship is right up there with Frodo and Samwise; Jon and Samwell; Harry, Ron and Hermione; and Buffy, Willow and Xander! “You’ve got a friend in me…” etc. OMG I’m going to start crying again.

“To infinity – and beyond!”

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 6

Tonight I fell down the rabbit hole of research – but boy was it fun! Two and a bit hours later and I had heaps of new stuff to think about (thank you National Film and Sound Archive, ABC and Google images) – and some fascinating insights into what life was like in Australia in the 1900’s. I found some answers to a few niggling questions I had too.

So now my grand total, including tonight’s effort of 135 minutes, is 375 minutes.

Now it’s already Day 7 and I need to get to bed. Hmmm – I really should start this stuff a little earlier…

Goodnight Wrimos!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 5

I had a very late start tonight, what with one thing and another. But I’ve added 90 minutes to my total, bringing it to 240 minutes. Now I really need to sleep, but I hope to get some hours up over the weekend (which has already started because it’s 12.30am!) Whoops.

So that’s it for this post. Goodnight Wrimos!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 4

Another 50 minutes tonight – bringing my total to 150 minutes. I’ve now read through my entire draft manuscript. Tomorrow the rewriting begins!

Now I’ve read the whole thing, I’m excited to start knocking it into shape. It’s really much better than I remembered – which is great. I was dreading reading it through, but I did more work on it last time than I remembered. So I’ll tackle it chapter by chapter, and hopefully by the end of the month it will be ready for someone to read!

I hope to put a few hours in over the weekend. But now I’m going to get some sleep. Goodnight Wrimos!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 3

Well, here we are at Day 3, and I’ve already changed my goal. Actually, it’s the same goal really – same amount of time at least. I’ve just changed it from 30 hours to 1800 minutes. You know, like that song from “Rent” – “525,600 minutes” etc. But 1800 minutes is enough for the moment, thanks. I figured it was easier to find minutes than hours! Time will tell if I’m right.

Anyway, I managed an extra 40 minutes tonight, bringing my grand total to 100 minutes.

I haven’t done any writing yet – I’m just reading through my manuscript, making notes. It’s not as terrible as I remembered, so that’s encouraging!

But now to bed. Goodnight Wrimos!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – July 2019

Well, after an EPIC fail at Camp in April, it’s time to GET SERIOUS. So I’ve signed up again for July Camp. 30 hours of editing/revising/rewriting.

I’ve made a great start – I spent my evening changing the sheets and towels! (#procrastination) I mean, they DID need changing, but still…

But now I’m all signed up and ready to go! 30 hours in 30 days. Let’s do this!

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 10

Well, Dear Readers, it’s been slow progress so far. My grand total from Days 1 to 9 of Camp has been – wait for it – 0 hours. However, I’ve finally made a start on my 45 hours by editing for about 1 hr 20 minutes tonight. I’ve changed my goal from 45 hours to 2700 minutes – same amount of time, but you can’t add “part hours” to your progress thingy, so this will probably work better for me. I hope.

I was so determined to get something done tonight that I resisted the temptation to watch the second episode of “Bachelor in Paradise” (Australia). What amazing willpower! Don’t worry though – I’ve recorded it! But no spoilers tomorrow please, fellow Bachie fans.

I’ll have to try and catch up a bit over the weekend – because GOT is coming, and nothing is going to get between me and Jon Snow – I mean, Season 8!

Until tomorrow…

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I’m doing it again…

I’ve just signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo! My writing/editing mojo has been on extended leave it seems. It’s about four months since I did anything much creatively – since NaNoWriMo last November actually – and now it’s April already! What the!

So my challenge for Camp is 45 hours of whatever I need to do to make some progress on something – whether it’s writing, rewriting or editing. Go me!