Good evening! I want to say it’s been a long day, but I haven’t really gotten much accomplished outside of work stuff – AKA writing. It snowed today which thrilled me until I remembered it was April and when we warmed back up that likely means a thunderstorm. Still, I love the cold and the snow. So, I’m counting it as a win for today.
I didn’t wake up quite on time today. So, I figured I wouldn’t get as much done. I’m not to the point I’ve plotted the rest of this book out or anything like that. So, I set out to write and surprisingly hit my daily word count goal of 5k+ words. Knowing I had to fess up to whatever my word count was in a blog this evening got me in the zone.
Start of Day Word Count: 24,138 words
End of Day Word Count: 29,180 words
Words Written Today: 5040 words
So, I’m happy with today’s progress. I’m about to hit a major plot point tomorrow or the next day and I’m looking forward to seeing how that one plays out.
After I finished writing and made my usual check-in phone call with a friend (they’re doing well) I mostly played hearthstone, worked a bit on a side job, and listened to an audio book. I’ve made it through today without seeing any distasteful pregnancy ‘fools day’ crap on social media. And for that I’m a grateful.
While finally getting around to putting together my new end tables I thought about titles more. Well, about one title in particular. The title of my current WIP. For a bit, I thought for sure I was going to call it Beta in the Cards or something similar. I almost always think I know what I’m going to call a book – then I change my mind 10 times with very few exceptions. Now, I’m playing around with other titles like ‘The Dead Give Their Blessing’ and ‘Matched from Beyond.’ I’m not too fond of any of them, but it’s a process that I’m not sure enough writers talk about.
With all that said – I have brownies and a Stephen King Novel waiting for me to take another peek at it. So, I’m off for the night to recharge my batteries. (Shh…. It’s really called reading but I always say I have to read to stay in the zone.)
If you’re participating in camp how was your first day?
What I’m Writing: Book 7 of Love by Glitter Bomb
What’s in Editing: Nothing :O
Current Pre-Orders: Love By Glitter Bomb Box Set 2
What I’m Reading: Insomnia by Stephen King & If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
1 thought on “Camp Nano Day 1: What’s in a Title, Word Count, and a mostly lazy post writing day.”
Again, 5,000 words is crazy! Am loving your output, and if I had that, I could finish my first draft in half a month, which is so much faster than my current half a year, lol. Keep on keeping on!
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