Welcome to the second NaNo recap! Note that a lot of these (I’m looking at you, days 10-14) were written up after they happened, which is why they’re bland. Oh well. This is going to be a bit of a long post, but bear with me 🙂
Note: this is not to brag in any way about my word counts, this is for your entertainment. Because recaps are fun to read.
Word Count for the Day: 2350
Total Word Count: 52,350
I was a bit drained from the past week, and I was also in the state capital most of the day with my friend Amy. (Amy! I don’t think any of you will remember her but here is a post from my cringy days and here is our just as cringy video. You know, from back when I was actually like twelve? I’m 24 now. Long story. )
Wordcount for the Day: 1812
Total Wordcount: 54,162
This was my worst day because I was busy most of the day. However, I did write some very fun scenes that day. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CRASH AND BURN. My apologies to Kamri, Mason, Erin, Kaelin, and Trey. Collin and Clara are in the clear for now. Good job, guys.
Word Count for the Day: 2887
Total Word Count: 57,049
Mondays and school and math, yay! School can be a big distraction to writing (and a very reasonable one), but I did get some words in and that’s good.
Wordcount for the Day: 3000
Total Wordcount: 60,049
I hit the 60k mark! I can’t believe my novels are so close to getting finished, it seems surreal that the ideas were just in my head (one for a month, the other for over a year) and now they’re real and on paper!
Word Count for the Day: 2451
Total Word Count: 62,500
Why am I stuck in this 2000 zone? I can’t wait to get back to 8k and 5k and 10k… Though 2k is still pretty good, we’re trying to finish before winning begins!
Wordcount for the Day: 2072
Total Wordcount: 64,572
Nothing much today. Characters fighting, evil winning, same old, same old.
Word Count for the Day: 3585
Total Word Count: 68,107
My word count is getting back up there! Tomorrow is “sprint day”, so I think I may get really close to finishing Fantasy Gossip! AHHHH I’m almost to the climaxes WHAT EVEN.
Word Count for the Day: 6893
Total Word Count: 75,000
I hit the 75% mark today! Winning begins on the twentieth, and it’s my mini goal to win before then. I can’t believe how close the first drafts are to being finished– and I think I’m actually going to edit and let people read them. I’ve only let one person read one of my books entirely (my mom has read a few chapters of my first book, and one of my friends the first two of a book that I discarded, and my other friend who is probably reading this has read all of my first book).
I just realized that one of the characters in my first books has the same name and personality as one of my friends, who I didn’t meet until long after that character was created. O_O
Word Count for the Day: 5004
Total Word Count: 80,004
Never mind the difference in word processing programs. I pretty much just hit the climax for Fantasy Gossip, and the one for Halfway to Fourteen is coming really soon. Maybe I can actually finish one tomorrow! Or the day after. We don’t have school tomorrow, so I can spend a bunch of time on writing.
Word Count for the Day: 5611
Total Word Count: 85,615
Woah, I’m so close to finishing my novels! This is insane. Not much to report today.
Word Count for the Day: 5442
Total Word Count: 91,057
Well, Fantasy Gossip decided to stick around a bit longer, and Halfway to Fourteen is closing a lot shorter. I thought they were going to end up being too long, but they may end up being a bit short (right now, they’re at ~45k each). If I can do 9k tomorrow, then I’ll win before winning begins! The problem is, when I did the 10k days before, the words kinda just fit together. The words kinda stopped flowing recently.
Word Count for the Day: 3697
Total Word Count: 94,754
I didn’t get as many words as I wanted to because I was busy most of the day. I’M SO CLOSE TO FINISHING AHHH. I did end up planning the last few scenes of both novels, so it should run a bit smoother tomorrow.
Also, apparently my word program is like 2000 words off. Oh well.
Word Count For the Day: “8470”/5527
Total Word Count: “103, 224″/100,281
First, allow me to explain that these “” are what my processor, Open Office, says, and the other ones are what the validator says (sadly, the validator seems to be right, but more on that later).
I completed Halfway to Fourteen and Fantasy Gossip, both approximately a little over 50k words. I won’t go into detail, as I’m about to give a recap for the whole month.
As some of you know, I chose to write two novels at the same time this month. Since you can’t do multiple projects at a time for Camp NaNoWriMo, I combined them together. At a goal of 50k each, my total goal ended up as 100k.
Writing two novels at the same time seriously helped my writing. I plan to get more into this in future posts — these past three weeks have taught me a lot– but basically, writing 500 words at a time for each prevented writer’s block and increased my productivity.
I had some problem with Open Office. It was about 3000 words behind, which I had to make up for on the twentieth. It wasn’t so bad the first week, only a few hundred words, but once it got way higher it started to be a problem.
All in all, I had a great camp and can’t wait to start editing (May 4th!). I think Halfway to Fourteen will have a sequel, but Fantasy Gossip will work as a standalone. They’ll also probably get different names.