When life gets in the way of writing // Week 4-5 of Camp Nanowrimo + I made a decision to not…

WEEK 4

Tues

So many things happening! And I didn’t write much.

But need to do these TO-DOs:

  • book review
  • outline
  • blog post
  • a poem
  • pictures
  • IG Post

Gotta at least finish something today.

Wed

though didn’t do much of yesterday….so am going to try to finish them so I can treat myself to a movie.

a f t e r  l u n c h

  • send those pictures
  • book review
  • outline

1 – 1.40pm

  • read a few pages (gosh, I’m slow.)

(finished a chapter. Yay!)

4pm

  • gotta do the pictures and then do the outline…argh

5.01pm

  • opening the document
  • while editing my IG profile (more like fiddling)

5.35pm

  • actually started writing

7.06pm

  • finished a good writing session 🙂

TOTAL: 161 minutes

– supposed to start work but wrote some poetry for #micromuse

9.30 – 10pm

  • written poems (micro ones)
  • checking out Patreon + IG + watching YouTube videos…I know insane right…

– in a lazy mood now

taking a break and looking through YouTube, catching up with ALL the videos I’ve missed. And write more poetry.

11.21pm

time to go to bed

ohh! before I forget, need to update my Camp Nano goal

Thurs

3pm

  • came back from The Lion King movie (review coming soon!)

Now feeling a bit down, and want nothing more than to rest and wonder and watch YouTube.

  • started a thoughts notebook where I jot down all my thoughts and now, I feel much, much better.

3.56pm

  • again, I write more poems.

Today is more of a reflect day. ALSO, got some ideas for one chapter in the shower. What is this, my fountain of ideas? Maybe.

9.41pm

  • back from dinner, feel more refreshed. Time to do work so that I can be focused on my outline tomorrow.

I AM GOING TO try TO FINISH IT BEFORE I SLEEP. Send help, please!

11.20pm

  • thank goodness……..I finished it.

I cannot wait for tomorrow to write an outline of the chapter. Worse thing, that all the other chapters have no titles (for now) because I need to get the scenes done in the correct order so that I can choose the chapter titles.

Fri

4.35pm

  • finish editing + adding more words into the article for work.

Now, starting Project Fire. *screams*

GOAL FOR TODAY: outline more than 120 minutes

5.30pm

  • currently watching Kate Cavanaugh’s latest video (her ‘I tried writing like’ videos are one of my faves.)

Woooo! Just realised that I outlined for an hour. Another hour to go!

Thoughts so far: the scenes are so much easier to write through a human’s perspective than a humanoid. I miss writing through the eyes I’m familiar with.

6.06pm

  • time to focus

7.16pm

  • stopped for a shower break….and I know what to write for my later scene.

TOTAL: 142 minutes…HAPPY WITH THAT

Sat

Today, am feeling under the weather. Vomited twice and can’t eat much and feeling ugh.

So decided to suck it up and write becoz I cannot go one day without writing something.

TO-DOs:

  • outline
  • read
  • post poetry #micromuse via stories
  • get ready to post on IG tomorrow morning

4pm

  • started outlining

4.41pm

  • doing research on local titles

5 – 5.30pm

  • had my second lunch since the stomach is weak + needs more time to digest

so now eating in smaller amounts.

REMINDERS:

  • edit short story
  • 2 movie reviews + 1 book review
  • post ‘Celebration Saturday’

7.21pm

  • doing mundane stuff

10.09pm

  • gonna outline a bit more
  • finished writing a chapter….idk @ 10.55pm

TIME TO TOTAL UP the minutes: 257 min
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I didn’t see this coming but I won July Camp Nanowrimo???!

~ FINAL THOUGHTS ~

I didn’t validate Project Fire because I didn’t finish outlining it as I hoped…..so that means I didn’t officially win Camp Nano even though I reached the 2000 minutes goal.

It’s alright. I’m fine. NOW, gotta look ahead! I need to complete the outline before National Novel Writing Month starts.

The actual scariest part is that is 2 months away.

GIF to describe this moment:

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