Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Welcome to BZPower!

Hi there, while we hope you enjoy browsing through the site, there's a lot more you can do if you register. Some perks of joining include:
  • Create your own topics, participate in existing discussions, and vote in polls
  • Show off your creations, stories, art, music, and movies
  • Enter contests to win free LEGO sets and other prizes
  • Participate in raffles to win LEGO prizes
  • Organize with other members to attend or send your MOCs to LEGO fan events all over the world
  • Much, much more!
Enjoy your visit!





Photo

That's a lot of Writing

Posted by xccj , in Stories Jul 29 2012 · 274 views

So I've probably mentioned that I've been working on one of my personal stories. It's a long one, already over 200 pages long. But I started rewriting it way back in 2009, and I've been making slow progress on it. I've only really begun to crank it out this last month, when I got past a lull point and moved onto some of the exciting parts! And I've been keeping my progress documented too, so I know roughly how much I've written and when.

A week ago or so, I noticed that I had written quite a lot, and I checked. It was around 37,000 words in only like 20 days. I thought of NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) where you're supposed to write 50,000 words in 30 days. So I decided to see if I could do that this month. The acronym would be more like Per-Ju-Wri-Mo-Ki for Personal June/July Writing Month Kinda. :P

Yesterday was my 30 day mark, so I calculated up my total writing for the past 30 days. 56,294. :br:

Hah, that's more than my last NaNo story, which is still unfinished but since it's part of a series I need to end it eventually. I have ideas of where to go, I just need the time and proper inspiration. But apparently I've got that for this other epic instead. :D

But I also go back to school in a few weeks... yeah, unemployed summer is almost over. Then my writing will dip yet again.

:music:

  • 0



Dang, nice. Makes me kick myself for not working on my own writing projects. =P Man, I need to start writing more. 50k a month would be fantastic.

Posted Image
    • 0
Very nice. I'm aiming to do NaNo for the first time this year - 50k in a month seems pretty daunting, but I'm hopeful.
    • 0
If you use the right tools and the right schedule then NaNo isn't actually that horrible--the only problem that can happen is something that was anticipated to be short might explode on you.

Meaning my 'short' story which exploded into a 57,000 epic that still isn't complete.

If you need a writing 'motivation' tool, let me know.

-Janus
    • 0
Photo
Jean Valjean
Jul 29 2012 07:24 PM
:kaukau: That reminds me, I have to work past the first, admittingly ambitious first chapter of my really long web serial. I think what's holding me back are a few plot points I don't know how to execute, but there's also the point that sometimes I lose interest. Still, I think I could easily write 5,000 words per day if I set my mind to it. It's just that...yeah, I get sidetracked and I have to kick myself in the butt for it. Michael Phelps would not approve.

Merida
    • 0
Photo
Let's Henshin!
Jul 30 2012 05:23 AM
Congrats man, that's a nice milestone to hit. Now try doubling that amount in 30 days, :P
    • 0

October 2016

S M T W T F S
       1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

1 user(s) viewing

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

Recent Comments

Blog Achievements

Third Top Blogger (# of Entries)
Forth Highest Viewed (# of Views)
Nowhere Near Highest Commented (# of Comments)
#1 Spot for Xccj Ramblings

:music:

Blog Subtitles

Is that the light at the far end of the tunnel, or just the train.
~ Owl City

Lisztomania, think less but see it grow. Like a riot, like a riot, Oh.
~ Phoenix

I took a sip of something poison but I'll hold on tight.
~ Foster the People

Birds sing for you, you can make this blue sky blush
~ Oh Land

On the other side of the street I knew, stood a girl that looked like you.
I guess that's Déjà vu, but I thought this can't be true
~ Train

But even the sun sets in paradise
~ Maroon 5

Crazy how that shipwreck meant my ship was coming in
~ Train (Again?)

So make now your ally, and leap before you look
~ Nothing's Carved In Stone

I'm just too much a coward to admit when I'm in need.
~ Passion Pit

Just believe in far away, ikiru tame ni sore wa
~ Song Rider

Everything that drowns me makes me want to fly.
~ One Republic

I live my life in shackles, but I'm borderline-free.
~ Tove Styrke

Silver Lake, Mercury Mining, This Mistake, No Silver Lining.
~ Alkaline Trio

:music:

Ha Ha

You scrolled to the bottom.

I now control your mind.

REPLY!