Wednesday, December 5, 2018

IWSG -- NANO FINISH




Question - What are five objects we'd find in your writing space?
As I write I’m surrounded by books. I have a comfortable chair, the view or at the least the sound of the waves, a bottle of water, my laptop of course, and my cell phone.

An Update


This year I took the challenge offered by the National Novel Writing Month with the hope of finishing the 5th book in the Detective Quaid Series, MURDER, JUST BECAUSE. I did it, with time to spare, but when I reached 50,000, I was burned out. I had to walk away for a few days. 

Thank goodness I finished right before Thanksgiving, so what better way to recoup than to concentrate on the holiday, family, and shopping. There's still, a long road ahead, but thanks to NANO I'm a lot closer than I was. 


The next step is to begin editing. Chapter by Chapter until the 2nd draft is complete.

I've begun that process this month. At first, because of the burnout, I didn't think I would, but now I'm proceeding. Ready, willing, and able to turn all these words into a book.






Don't forget this month also brings a new 
WEP Challenge - RIBBONS & CANDLES




Wishing you all a successful month and a truly lovely holiday!


30 comments:

  1. Hiya Renee! So glad you've finished MJB. Be happy to read it when your edits are done! And thanks for signing up for WEP. I wasn't expecting that, but I'm so pleased!

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    1. I surprised myself. I'm thrilled the muse came through.

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  2. Great that you got there indeed. Enjoying the waves isn't a bad way to be while writing.

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  3. Congratulations! I just used NaNo to spur me to write but I wish I had set the goal and written twice as much.

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    1. I love the trackers they provide. It does help to spur you to action. I'm using a new one this month for the edits.

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  4. Congratulations on finishing NaNo! That's wonderful. And I'm so jealous that you have the sound of the waves so close to you. I try using apps with ocean sounds but nothing compares to the real thing.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. You too, Julie. December is the best month of the year!

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  5. Congrats on finishing your first draft with NaNo and being done before the holidays. Glad you took a break too so you can revise with fresh eyes.

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    1. Taking another break to get caught up on the blog comments. It definitely helps rest the muse!

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  6. Congrats! Finishing before Thanksgiving was perfect timing.

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  7. Hi Renee!

    YAY, YOU!!!! I wish I had your determination... I would've finished my memoir by now. Inching along, but I need to put a fire under it. It has to be ready in a few weeks so I can send it out to critters. Let me know if you have the time to read a fun story! Still working on the first draft. But I already had the first 2/3 edited. 1/3 to go. Hope all is well!

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    1. Hi, Michael. Sometimes inching a long is good. But now that you're back in Florida, you'll finish. I've no doubt!

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  8. Way to go, making use of NaNo! I did the same, and it did get me most of the way to a draft (and past 50K), but there's more to be done before I let it sit and stew (I like to leave a book for at least a couple of months before I begin revisions). I'm not burned out, but I'm tired, and it's not easy to go back to the MS at this point, though I've managed to do a little every day since Dec. 1.

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    1. Stepping away is a good thing. It clears the cobwebs and all those dusty plots out! Makes it easier to finish.

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  9. Congratulations on finishing NaNo! That's a huge accomplishment. Wishing you happy writing in December--well, happy editing.

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    1. You too, Rhonda. Goal is to finish by the 1st now.

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  10. Yay to completing the NANO! You deserve a break and a wonderful holiday.

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    1. Thanks, Lee. It's going to be a good one. This book is almost finished.

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  11. Congrats on winning NaNo! I have no doubt you needed time to recover after that. Enjoy the holidays, the peace, and may the editing go smoothly!

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    1. Recovered and moving on. this book will be finish by the 1st. Love this season!
      Happy holidays, to you!

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  12. I can see why you'd need a break. Heck, you deserve one. And if you already feel like editing, so much the better. Congratulations on winning NaNo.

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  13. Three cheers for you!!! I'm so proud of you. But... um... howcum there's a trashcan next to my name on the linky list...? You guys trashing my corny story before it even gets posted? HA! :)

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    1. LOL, that trash can is only visible to you. Allows you to delete the entry, if you wish. Would never do that, trash your story. You're a remarkable writer! Can't wait to read your entry!

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  14. I saw the trash can too, and thought it was for if I wanted to take my story down, but I don't! Come on Yolanda, I want to read yours! Yay you for completing NaNoWriMo! I always try and get at least the bulk done before Thanksgiving because I don't want to feel bad if I can't write during the holiday.

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