Hello all! April 1st is fast approaching and I’ll be writing a novel in 30 days while participating in CampNaNoWriMo. I’m super excited. But writing 1667 words a day will be tough so I’m not sure I’ll be blogging every day. Speaking of, I haven’t been blogging every day this week (I don’t think) because I’ve been preparing for CampNaNo, and I’ve been in a great deal of pain this week.
My mouse is fixed, and I got one of those keyboard wrist rest things, which I love. Now if I could just get a new chair..Ahhhh My back would feel so much better. We were at Staples Wednesday or Thursday and we were going to get me a chair while they had this one I liked on SALE for $39.99 but OF COURSE they were out of them and they wouldn’t let me buy the display one, though Mr. Rockstar really didn’t want me to get the display one (germs, dirty, etc–yes, he has a bit of a germ OCD thing, but not too bad). So I’m stuck with my old office chair that is comfortable enough, but it’s the old kind with the metal balls that make it roll and two of the balls are missing out of the thing so it won’t really roll, you sort of have to half drag half roll it.
So now on to the writing, and Camp and how prepared I’m trying to be. I am using the trial version of Scrivener right now. I love it! I wish Scrivener and OneNote would have a baby and that would be my BABY of writing tools. I’ve also put up a poster-board with quotes, post-it notes with character information, along with my cork board that’s on the wall in front of my desk, which also has index cards with chapter information, etc. I’ve gotten serious about this novel thing. I will accomplish my goal and win Camp NaNoWriMo. I can do it! I am so excited. I’m hoping I will still be able to at least write a post for the daily prompts (the one’s that interest me) or post how I’m doing with my writing, or maybe just some inspiration…I’ll be busy but the blog helps me think and get my mind in the right gear for writing.
I’m just not sure how supportive my family is going to be with it. Mr. Rockstar understands now that the Camp NaNoWriMo is to help me write my novel. A novel in 30 days? Well, I might not finish the novel, and it will definitely need to be edited, but I’m hoping I will at least complete my goal, and maybe even my book, and then I can take a break from it for a month and go back and read it in June so I can edit it. Whether I finish the novel or not isn’t as important as writing it is, or as important as accomplishing my goal. I’m hoping that they’ll be understanding though. It’s definitely going to be a change for them.
The best way to write a book is just just start writing and keep writing. That’s the problem I’ve had previously–I’ll start a novel and get 3 chapters into it and then I get stuck, or I think it’s shit…and then I put it in a drawer and forget about it. I’ve done that with about 10 wannabe novels. No More!!! I found a quote by Stephen King that fits. I’ll be reading it quite often during the month of April :D. I’m awake, it’s 5:09 AM here. I’m the only one awake. I’ve been up all night. I’ve had a touch of insomnia lately because of the pain (though I think drinking so much coffee might also have something to do with it). Speaking of, while I was in Big Lot’s earlier today I picked up some more index cards, some more highlighter’s, an extra thing of coffee and a large thing of half-n-half, as well as some thumb tacks. I’m ready! Well, I’m almost ready. I still need to finish my outline.
I’ll be back full swing with the blog May 1st :D.
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