Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 29 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 14,469
Goal word count: 15,000
What's happening: Gramps and Veronica have a brief chat about Alison's lack of friends, which Alison doesn't take too kindly to; Alison and Veronica arrive at the big boss' office, and encounter a secretary/doorkeeper of mysterious powers and a killer wardrobe.

So close! SO CLOSE. If I weren't drowning in day-job work, I'd be getting the rest of this written right now; however, it will have to wait until later today or tomorrow morning. Victory is in sight!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Day 25 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 12,468
Goal word count: 15,000
What's happening: The mysterious strangers have departed after leaving some cryptic information about how Alison really, REALLY needs to get to the big boss ASAP. Veronica and Gramps talk for a bit, and we see a little more about Alison's backstory.

This took a weird detour, but I think it's working out pretty well. I have until the end of the week to write about 2500 words, and I'm feeling cautiously optimistic.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Day 22 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 10,339
Goal word count: 15,000
What's happening: The mysterious strangers have names! They appear to be wondering why Alison didn't go straight to the Big Boss immediately upon being initiated, and why Veronica never told her to do so. Veronica is ever so slightly terrified.

Woo, I broke 10K! I'm a little bit behind on the goal word count, but I have a chance to play catch-up, and things are rolling along pretty well.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Day 18 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 9684
Goal word count: 15,000
What's happening: Did some restructuring to account for new developments. Alison and Veronica have headed to Alison's house so she can clean up before meeting with the Big Boss, and encounter two mysterious strangers who appear to be waiting for them. Who are they? Your guess is as good as mine.

Y'know, every time I think I have a handle on where things are going, and my outline is reasonably solid, something weird happens. I seriously don't know who these people are that have shown up, but they're there now, and I'm going to have to deal with them. Somehow. I've got to say, though, it is one of the things I enjoy the most about writing.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Day 15 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 8758
Goal word count: 15,000 (Yes, I dropped my goal)
What's happening: The boss has come up with a new coffee blend, and everyone is a big fan. It's almost a little too popular? Alison and Veronica are on their way to meet with the Big Boss, and Veronica is making Alison very, very nervous.

I've dropped my goal because I'm not confident that I'll be able to make the 25K this month. I've written almost every day, but after being pretty awfully sick last week, I wasn't able to write all that much. Still, progress!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Day 11 of Camp Nanowrimo

I would have word metrics and such here, but my little writing machine decided, in its infinite wisdom, to lose everything I'd written so far today. I'm not irritated, noooooo, why would you think that?*gnashing teeth* The best/worst part is that it lost it while doing the automatic save, which just seems like a level of irony I can't deal with right now.

At any rate! After nearly 90,000 words, my coffee shop finally has a name! I don't have to keep referring to it as "the coffee shop" if I don't want to! I'll take the little victories. Also, the owner of The Best Little Coffeeshop in Washington has brought in a new blend of coffee and it's having some...interesting effects on people. I'm pretty sure whatever additives are in there are of a supernatural sort, but I haven't decided on exactly what yet. If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them!

Now, back to re-writing what I spent the last twenty minutes writing the first time, knowing it's never going to be as good as it was the first time...*grumble mutter*

Friday, April 8, 2016

Ten Years Ago Today

(We interrupt this broadcast of Camp Nanowrimo progress to bring you this brief moment of nostalgia.)

Ten years ago today, I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by my nearest and dearest as I married the best man I had ever known. Eric and I had been together for almost a year when we got engaged, and spent the next year and change putting together a wedding that would be meaningful and memorable, without putting us in debt. I'd say we did a pretty good job of it.

The last ten years haven't always been a piece of cake. We've had some health issues, some disappointments, some dreams that had to be laid aside. At the same time, we discovered new dreams, found new opportunities, and built a bigger and stronger family for ourselves. Through everything, we have been together. Eric has been the rock of support that I've needed, and I hope I've been able to provide him with the support he's needed, as well. Even when the rest of the world hasn't been on our side, we've had each other.

Happy anniversary, Handsome. Here's to the beginning of another decade.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Day 4 of Camp Nanowrimo

Current word count: 3710
Goal word count: 25,000
What's happening: Apparently, there's a head of the organization that scare the bejeesus out of everyone. I'm thinking he's a bogeyman, but we won't know that until they go see him. He's Very Upset that Alison (main character) hadn't come to him sooner. The first date went well, if ended strangely. Evidently, Alison's grandmother is not dead, but in a nursing home and not well. (Also, how did I not even think about where her other family would be until now? Seems like that should have come up before...)

We're off to a good start. Of course, work and life are conspiring to keep me from writing, but thus far, I've managed to beat them back.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Day 1 of Camp Nanowrimo

It's April 1, which means a) you can't trust anything on the internet and b) is the beginning of the first Camp Nanowrimo of the year! I intend to ignore the first part, as I hate April Fool's Day, and focus on the second.

The plan is to use this month to fill some gaps in the Paranormal Investigations books, because I would absolutely love to have a complete draft of the overall storyline. Paranormal Investigations is probably my biggest problem child, as I made the mistake of skipping forward and drafting 50K words of book two without finishing the story in book one. I'll consider it a learning experience.

Anyway, time to dive in!