Friday, July 31, 2015

July Campnano 2015 - Countdown #1 Update

Countdown Series #1

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Project Goal: To get a first draft this novel.

Stage of writing: First Draft

What inspired my current project: I read a story on tumblr and read comments that said someone should write a story based off that topic. The suggestions and my desire to expand on it inspired my own version. It's paranormal (not sci-fi as I originally stated).

Last Update WC: 56,641
Month's Total WC: 4,007
Total Story WC: 60,648

Daily WC:
1. 0
2. 1,586
3. 0
7. 354
21. 2,026
28. 41
31. 0

Last 200 words
I had my suspicions something felt amiss, especially since Sedric didn't once take his eyes off the piece of paper with the pizza orders. He took the pad and walked to the far corner of the room, "I'm going to order the pizzas now. Last chance to change your orders."

Chase and Dylan walked over to listen in on his order to make sure that he ordered correctly. Zadie walked over towards me, "That was odd, wasn't it?" I made sure that Sedric was preoccupied before nodding, "Yeah, I didn't trust them."

"We tried to keep them away from your personal items," Eddy said, "But they were pretty slippery."

"I appreciate it," I said taking a deep breath and releasing it, "I couldn't keep my eyes on them the entire time."

Eddy leaned in, "We can do a sweep of your apartment before we go, to make sure that they didn't put any bugs or cameras in here."

I nodded, "Thanks." Having them sweep the rooms would reassure me that they hadn't done or tampered with anything. Still I couldn't fight the chills that gave me goosebumps from having Griffith and Ottis in my apartment.


Thoughts of the Month

Total Words This Month: 4,007

Yikes, this month was not very productive at all! So many things hit me at once. I just couldn't get motivated to write. :( 
  • Started ok the first week but then I had to prepare for vacation the next week but we were leaving on this Saturday. I did not plan ahead and has last minute things to do before packing.
  • The 2nd week of the month was my vacation. I had a great time but we drove all day Saturday then the following Saturday on the way back. It made me exhausted. It took some time for me to recuperate and to unpack.
  • Don't really have a good excuse for the last two weeks other than trying to get readjusted to my normal schedule.
  • I did have some terrible back pain where it hurt to sit. I think it was something I ate but I have no idea what it was so that worried me.
  • I went to a local YA Author Festival which was fun on the fourth Saturday of the month.
  • Unmotivated to write I decided to read instead and that's been helping. Especially since I'm terribly behind on my TBR list.
Overall, not my best Wrimo but it's still better than nothing. I'll continue aiming to finish this story but looks like it'll take a little longer than I wanted. Also I'm hoping to get some revision and editing done in August. Not sure what projects or how that's going to work out yet but I'm thinking about it.

How did you guys do for your Campnano? Better than me I hope! :D


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