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I never know what to say, really

Posted in camp nanowrimo, Monday Mixer, writing with tags , on April 1, 2013 by Nellie

Last week I didn’t do any posting at all. Mostly due to work being a headache and coming home and the brain shutting off. On top of that, I did minimal writing (which sucked) and zero reading (which sucked even more). It had gotten to the point that I was getting irritated because I knew there was a book out by an author I like and I was either too busy or too tired to read it.

It was like that the whole month. It really, really sucked. The meetings haven’t stopped but I’ve told myself that I’m going to get up from my desk at work and do something, whether it’s read or writing. Just so that I can keep going out it and don’t get stuck. Bad enough I have three stories going and all of them are sort of stalled out now.

How do you deal with the work vs writing argument?

If it’s getting up early…yeah, I’m not a morning person so I don’t know how well that one is going to work. 🙂

I’ll be updating more regularly as the April Camp NaNoWriMo is going. The nice thing is that we can pick our own word count to achieve and I gave myself 30,000 to write this month.

Also, here is a Monday Mixer.

Sarah shifted the torch, pulling down the goggles before going to work on the piece of metal. Little pieces of swarf littered the floor under her feet.

“There you are.” The woman’s voice was faintly disapproving. “I don’t understand why you are doing this. It’s a perfectly good conservatory. Get the workmen to make it bigger.”

“I’m perfectly capable of doing it myself with just the glasswork needed to be done.”

“You shouldn’t have to do this. I don’t understand.” A heavy sigh. “You need to act more like a lady. This is going to be scandalous if people find out you are doing common work.”

Sarah felt the headache starting up already. “Mother. I don’t need a man. I don’t need anyone to help me do anything and no one gives a damn about if I get my hands dirty. YOU are the one who is scandalized. Not me.”

150 words
@solimond

Camp NaNo and the insanity it can bring

Posted in camp nanowrimo, writing on August 23, 2011 by Nellie

30739 / 50000 words. 61% done!

I’m behind by about 6 thousand words. It’s not really impossible to catch up. I was worse last year or so and had been behind by about 10k. So I know it can be done to catch up. I just need to focus. What has helped is by using Twitter and getting involved in some word sprints. By being accountable to someone other than myself, it means that I will stop playing Plants vs. Zombies or goofing off. *cough*

Getting out of the house helps too. If I go to Panera or Moe’s to get something to eat and then write, I can get a bunch done.

Not to mention that regular NaNoWriMo is coming up and I do have a story that I could use in the same setting that I am writing about now or the new story that I thought of the other weekend that I’m not sure it would have the 50k potential.

I’ve always been a pantser when it came to plotting things out.

Not to mention getting ready to herd some writing cats. Oi, that’s just so much fun. -_- either way, I am writing. The steam is still going even if I think that it might run out, but I’m still going.

Just call me the engine that maybe could?