Camp NaNoWriMo 2015: Day 6

1:31pm

Behind on editing scenes for Unfailing Love so starting there first. Wanted to get up early (around 8:30am) but ended up crawling out of bed at 9:30am this morning. Felt very lazy and tired all morning. So I published this week’s Monday Must-Reads, fixed our wifi, tracked sales, had a small breakfast, and then did today’s workout, hoping it would energize me. It did, some. Then I had a couple of hard-boiled eggs and took a break around noon. I did a little reading. I can’t believe it’s already 1:30 in the afternoon, and I don’t have much to say for progress. But I’m toddler-free for several more hours, so I’m going to catch up on editing and finally work on those beats. Not coming back until I’ve caught up.

3:09pm

57% done with copyedits of Unfailing Love. I’ve completed 50 of 88 scenes (21 scenes in about an hour and half), which means I’m well ahead of schedule. If I keep editing at my usual pace of 7 scenes daily, then I’ll be done in 5-6 days and have plenty of time to get the file ready for the proofreader and fix any last-minute things. Okay, really happy with my progress so far. Going to take a longer break and then get started on beats.

5:08pm

Took a really long break. Didn’t get started back up until 4:43pm. Had a light lunch, did some reading, and got sucked into Downton Abbey. That show is just too good! So a 45 minute lunch break turned into two hours…

Finally tore myself away and did a pomodoro as I worked on beats for Unforgettable Love, which is what I’m supposed to be working on for Camp NaNoWriMo. Still have not started that first draft six days in. So I went through my simple synopsis and created scenes. 47 of them, which is not that many compared to the 88 in Unfailing Love, but I bet I’ll add more as I’m writing. That, or it’ll be a novella because I tend to write very short scenes. I’m fine either way. This book might feel like a novella.

Next, I’m supposed to fill in each scene with a beat, a couple hundred words or so about that scene and what happens, but the simple synopsis is so detailed that I think I’m just going to copy paste everything in.

Minimum, I need to finish that today and start on the actual first draft. I’ve been tracking everything, but I’m eager to see how I do on words per hour and do some word sprints on Twitter. Not to mention get closer to that 50k April goal.

The toddler should be here soon, so I need to spend time with her, but I don’t have too much else to do today, so getting started on the first draft should be very doable. I might work a little longer then take the evening off, but I definitely plan on working another session or two tonight after she’s in bed.

1:45am

Finally finished working on beats and wrote first 134 words of first draft of Unforgettable Love. After watching way too much Downton Abbey, I must say. So finally accomplished today’s goals. And I worked almost three and a half hours, double what I’ve worked on writing in a single day since starting this, although it’s because I’m off from the day job this week. We’ll see how I keep it up next week. In the mean time, I hope to write as much as possible. Tomorrow, more work on editing and first draft words.

Today’s Data

Total Words: 134 (and finished beats)

Total Edited Scenes: 21

Total Time Spent: 203 minutes (3 hours, 23 minutes)