I think it’s safe to say that my writing habits have actually been horrendous. I decided that I would take it upon myself to attempt to finish this one book before July. I’m not holding myself to it because of Camp NaNoWriMo July in which I plan participate.
For the story I’m writing, I’m planning about 79,750 words. It doesn’t need to be long. I still have my NaNoWriMo 2016 book to finish, but over the past six months, I feel like it has a little too much in it and I don’t know how I’m going to continue. This novel is different. I have some guidance of a plot, but it’s mostly me trying to piece things together.
This story is kind of like a murder mystery with romance. I would not define it as a romance novel. However, the romance itself is key. I don’t know if I can say that there’s a love triangle. I’m sure if everyone acknowledged others’ existence, it could be. Plus everything is a lie, so there’s that. I’ve told you nothing about my novel. Cool.
The reason why I only plan to participate in Camp NaNo July is because:
- I have a job.
- I don’t know if I’m going to take a Pre-Calculus over the summer (I finished school on May 27; I’m officially a senior) to get ahead with hopes that I get into a good school overseas. If I take Pre-Cal, then I can see if I can take Calculus which is considered an AP class.
- What I’m not inspired? How can I write if I have no motive or muse? Without inspiration, I will have written a useless and boring novel that holds no purpose in attempting to make people think slightly.
- I may not have finished this book which at that point will have set my word count as that 79 number and put in however many words have.
At this point, I’m kind of burnt out like I am with everything that I do. I need a break from everything. I need a change in location. I need more friends.
I want to create my own community of writers. I think it would be FIRE. If I had emojis on my computer, it would be eight flames. I am instead going to put a picture of the fire emoji. Enjoy.
I know there are plenty of writing communities out there such the awesome Rough Writers (which everyone should join), but I want to create something that’s my own. I’ve actually been thinking about developing a writing contest. Also, I’m giving away a 50% coupon for Scrivener that I got from Camp NaNo April. I already own Scrivener because I won the coupon last July. I was going to do cool giveaway thing, but really it’s first come-first serve. If you’re interested in paying $20 instead of $40 (at least that’s what it was when I bought it), comment that you’d like it and we’ll figure out a way to get it to you ASAP.
Who knows what’s going to happen to me next? Maybe I’ll accomplish these things this year. I need to learn how to take chances and actually do things instead of just saying I want to do it. Doing big ‘thangs.