Wednesday, 5 November 2014

IWSG #10 ~ It's NaNoWriMo time!



November is here, and so is the first Wednesday of that month! Of course that means it's time to post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. This awesome group was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and November's co-hosts are:

 LG Keltner, Donna Hole, Lisa Buie-Collard & SL Hennessy.

So what am I feeling insecure about this month? Oh, just the usual - the fact that this year has basically sucked when it comes to achieving goals. Or rather, I have sucked at my main goal of trying to get a lot of revision done.

Still, I've had fun this year, including during November so far. I've kicked off with my twelfth year of NaNoWriMo and am currently at 13,802 words. I'm writing LOST & FOUND, which I've had as an idea for a while now. I am basically jotting the bare bones story down, and will need to go back and add 'atmosphere' later. But for now, I'm just doing whatever keeps the writing flowing.

I'm pretty sure also that because of the way I've been jumping from scene to scene, I already have some inconsistencies that need fixing. And I have one chapter that doesn't really fit anywhere anymore, but I'm keeping it in there because it goes towards my word count. I will remove it, amend it, or find a new place for it, after November is done. ;)

For now: bare bones word spewage. After hitting 50k later in the month?: focusing on the flesh-out task (that sounds gross doesn't it? "flesh out"? hehe. reminds me of zombies for some reason).

In other news, I got a request maybe a month ago or so to be a CP, and I am reading the lady's novel right now, a sort of thriller/mystery/romance tale. I'm loving it. It's a pretty rough draft, with words missing here & there and so on, but polishing can come later. For now, the story itself is awesome and so very gripping.

Gotta love CPing a great story!

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  1. Wow, you are off to a great start! Keep at it.

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  2. Hey Trisha, remember your first draft is required to be vomitus. I'm just getting started today. Apparently I'll finish in February, lol! You've made a good start!

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    1. Best of luck Denise! and yeah, it's funny when you've done a day's work on your NaNo and you're told you might finish by March or something. haha

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  3. Way to go with your NaNoWriMo writing, Trisha! Happy writing!

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  4. Hi Trisha - sounds like you're on a roll ... even if you don't think so - and am glad you've had a good year. Good luck with keeping on .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary! I hope next year will be a lot better, edit-wise. ;)

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  5. what a great word count! and you know the great thing about a new year coming up - our goals that we didn't achieve can be adjusted and re-evaluated for next year! i readjust every month. And every thing that gets accomplished is great! keep writing!

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    1. Yeah, I should probably readjust every month. I think I did in a way - was often changing my approach to editing. Nothing much seemed to work though. :P I think the animal rescue thing is taking too much of my time. But I can't stop that!

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  6. Good luck with NaNo! I finally cracked and signed up this year, after swearing I'd never do it, particularly since 50K is just a drop in the bucket by my typical standards. I was stunned to find they have a message board for folks who churn out the first 50K on the first day. How do you have so little life you can do that, and why would you think that's a halfway-decent first draft if you just spewed it all out within 24 hours?

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    1. And also, how are your tendons not total dust when you type that fast? :P

      But yeah, I have too much of a life, for e.g. having to go to work each weekday, to manage something like that. ;) Then again, this year might've been a good chance since the first 2 days were on a Sat and Sun.

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  7. Wow, that's an amazing word count for only five days in. Congrats and keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks :) Not as high as it could've been though :(

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  8. Good luck with NaNo! It sounds like you're doing good. Keep it up!

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  9. Wow! Way to go with the NaNo start! I'm impressed by your word count. Mine is still unfortunately low, but I'll get there! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I'm slowing down during the week. Too much to do after a day at work :( Hopefully I'll catch up on the weekend.

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  10. Your doing great, Trisha! Especially with NaNo. Keep up the fantastic work!
    You have the right attitude about not meeting your goals this year. Even though you haven't accomplished everything you had hoped for, you are having fun and getting the writing done. This is so important. I wish there was more time in the day which is why I will be unplugging for a few weeks in the winter to finish the revisions for my WIP.

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    1. Yeah, I think I seriously need to unplug as well - but won't be able to do that for a good few months as I volunteer in rescue, and this is our busiest time in our spring, soon to be summer. :(

      Still, I hope to readjust my priorities sometime soon.

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  11. Best of luck with Lost and Found. I'm not brave enough to try NaNo.

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    1. Thanks :) I think it's more brave to go at a slower pace with writing. I think I'd probably never get anything written if I didn't do these WriMos. ;)

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  12. i wish what you do in nano I could just do period! Trisha you are a star! I would love to just keep writing and worry about hacking sawing stuff later. I'm so anal I gotta do it all write (right) then AS I'm writing :D keep going! and good luck girlie!! woot woot!

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    1. It's been a long time since I wrote anything NOT during a WriMo month. I have a feeling I would find it quite difficult - as in, I wouldn't have that freedom to just rush through, and would be more compelled to concentrate harder on every word I put down. It's an interesting thought. :)

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  13. I wrote a chapter then had to add a scene at the end of the chapter that really belongs in the middle. It happens. Congrats on taking part in Nano and whether you get 50,000 or not you are on your way Trish.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena-kay :) I'm having fun, and that's what counts!

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  14. First drafts are always a mess (well, mine are!), the goal is to get the story out- then you go back and clean it up.

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    1. Yup - mine are generally a mess as well. Some more so than others. :) I fully admit the pantsting ones are always messier. :D

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  15. You're doing extremely good with NaNo. Congratulations.

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