Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My first hour of work on my novel

Finally, 22 days into Camp NaNoWriMo, I put my first hour of work into my project for this month.

It was more difficult than I'd expected.  I woke up with no motivation today, perhaps from being on vacation.  I finally got going on some client work in the afternoon, and got into quite a routine of writing my client's blog posts, working on those until my motivation started flagging again -- too many posts in one day, I'm sure.

From there, the plan was to work on my novel, but I couldn't even wrap my head around how I was going to get started.

Finally, after some stalling, I opened up the files for my NaNo 2013 novel, the one I (still) want to finish writing so that I can get back to Ruby Ransome.  The work went quickly after that -- mostly I just needed to skim through what I did in April, to refamiliarize myself with the novel and where I was in revisions then.  I actually lost track of time, and was surprised when I realized I'd been at it for an entire hour.

I think I'm pretty much caught up now to where I was at the end of April.  With any luck, I'll get a second hour done tonight as well, and make some headway into uncharted territory (which means updating the timeline as well).

As a reminder, until I get to where I'll be doing actual new writing (and I'm not sure whether I will get to that in July now or not), I will be assigning myself a thousand words for every hour I work on my novel.  So my 30k word count goal is really a goal to work on revisions for 30 hours this month.

I think I can get there with what I have left of the month, don't you?

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