Monday, November 24, 2014

Nanowrimo 2014 Win!

Yes, I won yet again.  Did you?  Anything written (even if not 50K) should be a personal win, after all it's more than you may normally have written this month. 

I reached 50,099 words yesterday and yet, after 9 Nanowrimo wins I have yet to be proud of a story that I'd share with others. 

Why is that? 

Editing is the key and I've yet to commit to edit through one of my drafts.  I did give it a go one year but still was not comfortable with the final story. 

Maybe I'll change things up this year and re-write my life story to reflect a guy who actually publishes a story one day.  It's all up to us to change things up. 

Good luck.  I hope there are a lot of other writers out there who have won whether at Nanowrimo or elsewhere. 

There is still time in the month to win at Nano. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Hang in there.

It's the 10th day of Nanowrimo and I'm still ahead in my word count. 

Mustn't jinx myself but I'm doing okay with my story.  Again Hiveword has been a great help and I have learnt a lot from pbackwriter too (an actual multi-book author who has lots of learning guides and posts for those of us not quite there yet). 

I remind myself constantly to keep writing every day, especially when competing in Nano.  My problem, among the many, is that once I hit 50K I tend to lose focus on my story. 

Maybe this year I will actually edit and fine tune a story into something publishable.  What a nice dream. 

Maybe this year will finally be different.