Camp NaNoWriMo, April 2013: Day Twenty

20 Apr

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Holy cow, 2/3 of the way done already! Time flies. Where did April go?

Today was a much better day for writing. It wasn’t easy exactly, but I made quite a bit of progress and had some good ideas for previous things that I wrote and the future of the novel. Is it okay to include notes of things I couldn’t be bothered writing yet? As in, “blah blah blah… AND THEN THIS THING HAPPENS.” I had quite a few of those today, and also went back to make notes in other sections of the story. Let’s just say I’m pretty stoked for editing–I think I’ve made it so the plot structure is more sound than it was before. I love it when I can have a structured plot.

Anyway, I made progress too, like I said–I’m writing sort of the end of the novel right now. Not the very end, which I’d written in the first few days, but the lead-up to the climax. It’s making for some fun writing. Obviously I’m not “done” yet. I’m writing out of sequence. But I’ve been looking forward to this part of the novel, and I think on the downhill slope for Camp it’s only fitting to write climatic action.

Let’s just say, there’s going to be a higher death count the next few days. As soon as I figure out how to write convincing death scenes.

How many words did you write today? 1737
How long did it take you to write them? Finished the first 1100 words in about an hour, then took a huuuuge break and wrote the last 600 in about two very distracted hours.
How many Facebook breaks did you take?  Two in session #1, too many to count in session #2
How many characters have you killed off to date? None today! But there’s about to be a bloodbath…
How many NaNoWriMo Angels have you murdered? Only one today.
Have you stopped using contractions yet? Nope.
What was today’s reward for finishing word count? Sleeping. So that I can get up early to watch the DailyBumps livestream. Does anyone watch DailyBumps on YouTube?
Cups of Tea: None.
How many pieces of chocolate were consumed? Cal broke into the brother’s-care-package chocolate. Oops. Boost bar and Milky Way (which to all Americans translates to 3-Musketeer). Plus half a Kinder Surprise. Um… yeah.
Total NaNoWriMo Word Count So Far: 33,430
Words to Goal: 16,570
Days Remaining: 10

As always, feel free to comment below with your own answers to this survey (or post it on your own blog!) 🙂

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2 Responses to “Camp NaNoWriMo, April 2013: Day Twenty”

  1. Nightingale April 20, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Congrats on your wordcount. You’re doing so much better than me…I’m quite embarrassed. Maybe I should go write something now. Hope you get your wordcount 🙂

    • inkhearted April 24, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      Thanks! I hope you get yours too!

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