Yet again, I produced no words. And it pains me to say it, merely because I’m reporting to you all daily.
You must all make me a promise. You see that e-mail button there at the top right hand side?
If I ever go a day without a report, use it. Yell at me. Badger me. Beg, plead, and force me to continue doing so unless I have a valid excuse. Also, if I go three days with no words written. Send me encouragement. I need it.
So, I’ll end this with an announcement. Until further notice, I am no longer participating in WriMo’s of any kind. This may change in the far future, but for now. No more. I will write, and will aim for five hundred words a day, but I’m burned out of WriMo’s. Even if I only do two a year.
If you want an explanation, here it is. (If not, keep writing!)
WriMo’s tend to get people into a mindset of “This is the only time I should write.” And that’s not true. I, myself, have fallen to that mindset, putting my writing off until WriMo time.
However, I will still be active on the JulNo forums (cheyenne.r.trumbo is my username there) and the NaNo forums (Pardon me while I go figure out what that username is. Oh look, it’s C.R. Trumbo) during their respective times of the year. You can add me on either or both site and I will be your buddy!
And I believe this post has gone on long enough.
This is my daily word count for Wednesday July 9, 2014.
These will be posted the day after (Normally in the morning sometimes between 7 and 8 am Central Standard Time) simply because I am at work at midnight and I can’t prewrite these posts as the number is always changing. (And could be added to while at work)
The words written for July 9 total up to 595.
It doesn’t seem like much, but they went a LONG way to getting me out of my “funk” as I have so dubbed it.
So it’s that time of year again!
JulNoWriMo is here!
Writing 50,000 words in 31 days! Fun times all around, yeah?
Say what you will about WriMo’s, I absolutely love them. I am participating in this JulNo, but I think it may be my last for awhile. While WriMo’s are good for new material, they don’t do so well for me with already established ideas. I will post perhaps every other day with updates and/or snippets and will keep all of you abreast of the situation, aye?
The title this year is Taking Down the Stars. It’s part post-apocalyptic, part fantasy.
I don’t have a synopsis as yet, but my word count right now stands at 590 words. So I best get to writing, yeah?
I’m dropping out of JulNoWriMo.
I know, I know. It’s just over a week in, but I have a good reason, I promise. I found an editor (well, two) here. I love Twitter. They offered a fixed in price, and I needed a date to get them my MS. Well, I need to finish my own editing process first, and then need time to get feedback from Beta readers, so I need to get on that. I can’t do that when I’m also trying to win a WriMo. (Oh, I’m still working on Shadows and Lies, it’s just taken a back burner. I work on it by hand while on break at work.)
So, yeah, I “failed” JulNoWriMo, but I didn’t. I quit. Sort of.
The thing is, I’m not sorry about it. I’m ecstatic that I found an editor with the prices they have. (And they edited the first 1500 words for free and I like what I see.) Though I think I may have an aneurysm while waiting to get it back. Anyway, that’s for another time, I have a WC I want to get it to (I need to add like, 30,000 words), and a date. Though I wish I had a few more beta readers.
Later, darlings! I’ll keep you updated.
Though this post will go live roughly seven and a half hours before -I- can begin, I wanted to have a post kicking off the new WriMo!
If you participate in NaNoWriMo, but don’t do JulNoWriMo, check it out. Seriously. The forums are a lot smaller, the feeling of camaraderie is greater and it’s just all around fun. (Boo to CampNaNo for taking the July month, but if you don’t participate, check out JulNoWriMo. Come on.)
The goal is, as with NaNoWriMo, 50,000 words (but you have 31 days instead of 30, so it’s even easier!)
My project this year is described here , but if you don’t want to go to the website, it’s a rewrite of Time for Change, titled Shadows and Lies. The blurb is as follows:
Sparrow is an anomaly in a world that is under the dictator-like control of a man who calls himself Emperor. She lives outside the strictly controlled life of everyone else. But one day, with no warning, that life is turned upside down. Men that work for Emperor find her, and those she keeps safe. She is captured, but they do not hold her for long before a group of rebels rescues her.
But she is so much more than meets the eye. Her power, so much more than that of anyone in recent memory (save Emperor), could be the key to finally over throwing him, and gaining their freedom.
But not everything is how it seems, and the secrets beneath the lies and pretty paint could unravel everything they hope to achieve.
I’m very bad at writing blurbs, but there it is.
My goal is (tentatively) 75,000 words, but I’ll be happy with 2.000 words a day (ending with 62,000). I barely made the 50,000 word count goal during NaNoWriMo, but I hope my writing has sped up this time around.
Also, one more word of wisdom.
You don’t have to wait for a WriMo to write. I put off writing for an entire month because “Oh, JulNoWriMo is next month, I’ll do it then.” Don’t do that. After JulNoWriMo, I’m going to keep writing, and keep editing, and never EVER stop. If I do, somebody slap me.
Happy WriMo’ing. Add me!
@ThatNerdyWriter on Twitter
cheyenne.r.trumbo on the JulNoWriMo Forums