Sunday, July 21, 2013

Research and fact checking

I got some work done on my novel yesterday for the first time in nearly a week.  The week before was productive, however, since I had the week off... at least, it was productive until my husband dropped my computer last Sunday night.  The computer still works, thank heavens, but two of the tabs holding the keyboard in broke off, so it pops up in one corner now.  So after that, I spent a good portion of Sunday and Monday during the day looking for new parts for my (8-year-old) computer and talking to the repair shop I use.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo, week 2

My progress on my novel this month has been a little shaky, I'm afraid.  I've worked on it most days -- every day this month so far except for Tuesday the 2nd and Sunday the 7th, both very busy days for me -- but it has been relatively slow going.  I made lots of notes in these early pages to research things like my settings, and since I am trying to resolve everything on a page before turning to the next one, it is taking me some time to get through some of these pages.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hit the ground... walking?

I'm off to a bit of a slow start on NaNo, I'm afraid.  I worked on revisions for a little while yesterday, and actually did manage to flip a page, so I awarded myself a measly 250 words for my Camp word count.  Today probably won't be much better, as I am probably going to be quite busy, between my riding lesson and work.  The rest of the week will be better though, since I'm less heavily scheduled tomorrow, off Thursday, and going to a write-in Friday evening.  The weekend should give me some time, too, and then next week I'll be on my "staycation" the entire week.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo stuff

I've updated the progress bar in the sidebar to reflect the fact that I am now making the revisions in the electronic file, since I've finished marking the changes on the physical manuscript.  I also added another Camp NaNo badge to the sidebar -- in April I used the yellow badges, so I'm using the turquoise ones for July to differentiate.  I've also corrected the links on both badges, so that the connect to the correct month's stats/novel, and I've included a link in the "Current Progress" section that links to July's stats page on the NaNo site.

Camp NaNoWriMo begins!

The second session of Camp NaNoWriMo begins today!  Normally I like to begin work as soon as the clock turns midnight, but I was very tired last night and had to get up early today, so I decided to wait until this afternoon, after work, to start.