Camp Nanowrimo RESULTS | Week 4 // Writing Update

If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know, but if you haven’t then you’re in for a surprise.

Day 25 – THURS

Concentration is back! I can do this!

Recap of what I have done:
Day 23 = wrote 1000 words.
Day 24 = didn’t write anything. Bummer.
Day 25 = wrote 1123 words. YAS.

A miracle is born.

Day 27 – SAT

I am losing my mind! Forgot it’s day 27 NOT day 17. Three more days to go before I reach my goal. Or try to reach my goal. This is insane.

  • Read three chapters. Oh gosh.
  • worked on a blog post and scheduled it. Yay.
  • screaming and asking myself whether or not I can reach my Camp Nano goal

Update for the night: wrote 1088 words

Day 28 – SUN

Mission impossible: write 2000 words.

No pressure right?

12.20 – 6pm
wrote 1334 words

Only need to pump out 666 words more. Wish me luck. Ahem, it’s not weird to correspond with a journal now, is it?

9.57pm
thank goodness…reached 2000. Mission, I’m possible. Okay bad joke, but you get it. 

I think I am able to catch up.

Day 29 – MON

Stop biting your nails, Alex! You can do this!

It’s not going to be easy to write this part especially when trouble resurfaces and the plot thickens. A lot of things are happening in this scene. AND continuity – ahhhhh – the hardest to write. At this point, I was telling myself that it is ONLY the first draft and in the editing phase, I could fix that later.

Update: Thank the God of Goals for letting me surpass 1500** words. Because I got 1728 words written! Woohoo!

Day 30 – TUES

Final day.

Final words.

Game face on.

Goal: reach 25 000 words

Now sitting at 24, 164 words. Need another thousand. Aaaaaaaaah!!!

3 – 7.15pm
almost the whole day writing. So far written 1893 words. I reach a thousand…but then changed my mind as I wanna reach 2000. Because you know it’s only 200 more words to go.

Challenge accepted to write another 200.

Did I succeed?

I know you already know the answer. It’s up there in that picture for crying out loud. But I’ll still say it…

10.59pm
added 151 words ….. so that meant…

Total: 2044 words.

I can’t even breathe right now. Wo-hoo! I did it.

I did it…

*pinch me!*

I did it?

I DID IT!!

It’s already the end of Camp Nanowrimo. To those who had participated, I hope you had as much fun as I did. How did you guys do? I love to hear your comments!!

And as always,

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Camp Nanowrimo | Week 2-3 // Writing Update

So week 2 – the ship has sailed, and then week 3 happened, the ship has sunk.

Spoiler alert: don’t climb on board.

Week 1 - Camp NaNoWriMo

Day 8 – Mon

Monday went well. I was quite productive. The only problem was I wasn’t at the start of the day. I procrastinated a lot so I started writing at 4-ish which was a bad time to write since I have to write a blog post (which was this one -but couldn’t get around to doing it), a movie review, and CAMP NANO!!!

Positive me: YAY!

Actual me: -_- send backup!

Somewhere along the way, I wrote 54 words. Progress right?

4.53 – 5.30pm
written 440 words

6 – 7.06pm
The body needs a workout but too lazy to move from my seat. I NEED to write some more to meet my goal. In the end, it starts to rain so is this the writing god telling me I have a chance at reaching today’s goal.

Wrote 254 words down, only 306 words to go….hurray for late nights.

Dinner. Finished. Time to write some more.

9.30 – 10.59pm
This isn’t ending well. 145 written down….and it’s super late but I managed to hit my daily word count that is 834 words. Now having (in total): 893 words. Time to hit the hay. NITES!

Day 9 – TUES

So I haven’t done much. I have forgotten that I was conducting an experiment so I didn’t list down my journal entries….these are based on my memory as I remember doing them:

10.45 – 12.20pm-ish
I read 4 chapters. Woohoo! Eliza and her Monsters is getting interesting. I cannot wait to see/read what happens next.

12.25 – 1.50pm
Blogging some great ideas for the future. Something to do with writing. Hence, this blog is about me documenting my writing journey…if you haven’t noticed.

3 – 4pm-ish
A friend wanted to video chat but ended out being sick so had to cancel. So then (while I was buying sometime waiting for him), I found a writing podcast while scrolling down Google which I recommend you to give a listen to Writing Excuses.

You may have heard of it. It is hosted by Brandon Sanderson, Howard Tayler, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Margaret Dunlap.

It’s only 15 minutes long – worth giving a listen – so worth it!!

And then spend editing Camp Nano Week 1 – Writing Update and scheduling it.

10.04pm
Thinking whether I should get some words in or should I catch up tomorrow. I chose the latter which I regretted the next day.

Day 10 – WED

11.30am – 3.22pm
– watched Shazam!
had lunch
– couldn’t resist buying a book at Popular
– came home and going to try and catch up.

Goal: 1668 words.

3.22 – 5.50pm
Progress. Wrote 1158 words. I tell you sounds from Ambient Mixer really helps. I cannot believe I wrote that many words. A miracle. YAS! Time for some badminton.

9 – 10.29pm
Finished dinner. Went upstairs to write. Update: 611 words.

OMG! Me happy! I am. I thought I couldn’t make it but thank God I did.

Reward time: listen to an episode of Writing Excuses.

Total: 1769 words

Day 11 – THURS

Goal: 1000 words.

Need to write. So hard.

4 – 6.40pm
863 words down. Yay, only 137 words to go to hit my personal goal.

10.35 – 11.14pm
Another success/ a close call maybe? Wrote 747 words. My hands are hurting now from all that fast typing.

Total: 1610 words.

Time to listen to another episode of Writing Excuses. I am addicted.

Day 12 – FRI

Another beautiful day, another session to slay those words.

11.30 – 1.30pm
– Read 4 chapters
– sent out an email
– wrote a movie review

Didn’t add words into my Camp Nano project. Uh-oh!

9.30 – 10.42pm
Aaaaaaaaah!! I am screaming inside and out. Trying to reach 1000 words today.

Update: Just checked my word count. Thank God, I made it to a thousand. Phew.

Total: 1101 words.

Halfway realised that my fantasy story is third person limited. So need to fix that later in Draft 2.

Day 13 – SAT

10. 45am –
read 4 chapters. Worked on an article. Yes.

9.13pm
Missed working on my project. Some me time finally.

10.30pm
1217 words – so glad that I had an outline to deal with this crisis. How do you juggle with work and writing? Any secret?

Just a thought.

Day 14 – SUN

3.30 – 4.30pm
– Came back from BookXcess (two books bought) + Petite Mary (had lunch)
– Read 4 more chapters of Eliza and her Monsters

Long story short, didn’t write anything. Too invested in the DRAMAS I found.

WEEK 3

Day 15 – MON

The whole day working, now tired, want some reward – DRAMA, where are you?

Managed to juggle watching and writing. Wrote 898 words. Reached daily word count goal.

Day 16 – TUES

11.38am
DRAMAS are time-sucking. No words were written.

Day 17 – WED

Woke up early so decided to write for a bit.

9 – 9.45am
182 words. Finally progress.

2.29 – 3.48pm
Work. Work. Work. Work. Work. Going to try to get some words in now. Or watch something to feed my creativity. I know. Oh man, how do I get out of this sticky situation?

5.55 – 6.30pm
– worked on a book review

9.50 – 10.29pm
added 691 words. Reached my word count today. But will keep pushing in case I cannot write tomorrow.

11.04pm
written 383 words. So far so good. Sleeping now.

Total: 1256 words

Day 18 – THURS

Going on a road trip and won’t be writing there. But thank god, I managed to write another book review in a short time and scheduled it to go up.

I am hoping that Week 4-5 will be better than the last. *fingers crossed* that I reached my word count goal. How was your week?

And as always,

Alex is signing out.

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