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What Will You Write? and More Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo is coming to an end, and I think tomorrow morning is my last chance to write anything for it.  I don’t plan on reaching my goal, though.  In fact, I haven’t written as many posts as last month, so that’s no surprise.  However, there are some writing things coming up in August.

First, the return of What Will You Write? I’ll be giving an additional 2 weeks for #5 after the official announcement, and I plan to write something for it.  So, look out for that.

Also, I’m going to start a writing series that will feature very short scenes and stories based on things I like and dislike.  I’ll choose something I like and write a scene focusing on many different aspects.  Sometimes, I’ll focus on character, sometimes on setting, sometimes on action, or dialogue.  It depends on what the topic is and what I’m feeling at the moment.  These stories will be very short, possibly only 100 words, or it could be more.  Again, it depends on what I’m writing.  I won’t set a word goal for this.  These will be quick to write, so I plan to do one a day, though I may miss a day or two here and there.  I’m not very worried about that, since I may end up writing Journey to Ariadne instead.

So, those are just some updates for you.  Any comments?

Final Push for Camp NaNoWriMo

2014-Participant-Facebook-CoverThere’s only about a week to go in this month’s Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’ve stagnated at around 1500 words.  Not a very successful camp for me.  However, I’m going to give this one last push to achieve my 10,000 word goal.  Can I do it?  Probably not.  But that won’t stop me.  So, from now until I have to get ready to go to work, I’m writing part 4 of Journey to Ariadne.

Have you reached your goal?  Or are you struggling to finish, as well?  Leave a comment about your achievements or your story of utter failure (okay, maybe not that bad…it’s just a writing challenge).

Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 16

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As usual, this hasn’t been a very successful Camp NaNo.  Everything else seems to get in the way of writing.  But not all is bad.

I finished writing part 3 of Journey to Ariadne.  It still needs some fleshing-out and a submission to Critique Corner before I post it, though.  I need to get the edited part 2 up, too.  I’ll begin writing part 4 during my break at work, I think.  Friday and next Monday should be good days to write, too.

My target is 10,000 words, which is still doable.  I can achieve it in the final two weeks.  Only about 8,500 words to go.  I think I can do it.

This month, I’ve been reflecting on my style, and seeing what I need to improve.  One thing I’d like to do is include more action, more observation by the point-of-view characters, and more thoughts.  Also, when the book comes out, the 26 part web serial will be edited and altered so much, it’ll be very different.  It won’t be a book with 26 short chapters.  These parts that I’m writing will be incorporated into the story, but will be redone to be a smoother story.  Think of the web serial as a series of experiences as told from the eyes of the people involved in the Ariadne Project.  What you will read on my official page will not be the same as the published book.

How’s your Camp going?

Another Casualty of War

It was kind of appropriate that I was studying this course, and I can now call it a casualty.  The Paradoxes of War course held at Coursera and created by Princeton University proved to be too much.  I was already 4 weeks behind because of other courses, and it turned out many of the videos were so long, I’d have to spend an incredible amount of time watching them.  So, I’ve stopped that course.

I am, however, working on the Richard III course, which is quite interesting.  I’m also starting the French Revolution course this week, so I’m doing very specific aspects of both British and French history, both of them involving major wars (the War of the Roses and the French Revolution).  These are the only two courses I’ll be doing through the summer, and no new courses until September.  This is a good thing.  It’ll give me a lot more time to concentrate on my writing.

One more thing that may be a casualty this month is What Will You Write?  No submissions so far, and it’s been nearly a week.  Camp NaNoWriMo has people quite busy these days, including me.  I’m thinking of postponing the current round until August, so it won’t take anyone away from the camp.  And once the new month starts, it should be much fresher for everyone.  Any thoughts?

Writing Commences Now

With my daughter playing around me and the TV on, I will attempt to write.  How far can I get?

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I know that doing rewriting counts for Camp NaNoWriMo.  I’ve got a chapter to rewrite and one to finish writing.  I think I want to write for now, and work on rewriting another time.  I have a couple hours today.  How much of it can I actually use to write?  It’ll go faster if I’m doing this on my computer, but for when I write while I’m at work, I need to do it in a notebook.  So, what happens if I don’t finish a chapter and want to continue it at work?  I make an unpublished blog post and read it with my phone.  Anyway, time to get writing!

What Will You Write? #4 is Closed

The fourth What Will You Write? has come to an end.  I will be judging the entries and posting the results within the next 24 hours.  After that, #5 starts with a guest prompt by Tara Southwell.  She’ll also be judging.  It’s going to be a very different kind of prompt, and far more open.  There should be a wide variety of stories.

Also, I’ve decided to join Camp NaNoWriMo! That means I’ll be trying to get some work done on my work in progress.