Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wrap it Up~November

   So you may have noticed the sudden stop of posts from me...
   Oops.
   NaNoWriMo for the world. 
   So basically I wrote over 80k in a month, and then I died. But technically that doesn't include allll of the words I did, just the ones I counted. *nods* Here's some things that I learned in November due to writing.


   1. Always stay focused

   I was definitely distracted after day...2. *sighs* And it wasn't even over anything in particular until a few days later, I just didn't want to write. Now I can write pretty fast, around 450-500 words in ten minutes, and higher if I'm mega-focused.
   I would write 200 in ten minutes.
   That's a realllly good amount of words, don't get me wrong, but I know that's only partially focused for me. I needed to just write. And it wasn't helping that I winged it instead of plotting...
   So just write. Stay focused. You've got this.

   2. Have a list

   I should have had a list of plot things that I wanted, such as (hypothetical)
  •    talk about dragons
  • use Jessica's blindness to it's full extent
  • Mention Juck's dying phone a lot
   But I didn't, so Catus's insanity isn't as epic as I wanted, the dreams weren't as prominent, although I think that's because I need time to write the dreams. This isn't a huge problem, because I plan on editing this book, but it would have helped.

    3. Don't write anything else

   Ok, so I'll admit, some days I couldn't even think Red King, so I wrote something else. It helped me to where I could, but I was behind.
    Majorly...behind.
   And I wanted to write 100k, but I ended up with around 70k in Red King, a short story, and a scene from another book. After I finished Red King, I was ok with doing the short story, but not before.
  

   4. Don't set a goal.

   I knew I wanted it to be 100k, but I shouldn't have set a goal and instead just written until my story was done. Katie Grace did this and she did a fabulous job with NaNo. (Go read her NaNoWriMo Weekly's, they're so fabulous!) Hannah also did this, and she also woooon! (Yes, this is the Hannah who's book is epic and similar to mine and simply amazing and her blog is fabulous and encouraging here)

   5. Never say an idea is stupid

   Here's a screenshot of a convo by the amazing Sierra and I at seven o'clock last night.


      By the end of the night I was bawling because the emotion this charrie gave meeeee *flaps hands and runs around* THIS STORY So basic rundown, it started as a flash fiction, but haha nope not anymore. This girl is part of a ninja organization where you never see your face or anyone elses, ever, and you almost never speak. Alessia breaks into a place and steals something, gets caught, is being questioned by this guy who's wearing a ninja mask, and he wants her to take hers off.
    I mean...she doesn't want to die...
   But she ends up seeing his face and letting him see hers.
   First time she's ever seen a human's face.
   GUYSSSS SHE WAS SO EMOTIONAL AT THAT POINT!
   *shoves you snippet*
  


    Ok so for a wrap up, I have a list of people who I need to thank for this NaNo.

   Mom- For letting me hide away and write like a maniac and putting up with my mood swings.
   Sierra- For being an amazing encouraging buddy all month.
   Hannah- For reading Red King while I wrote and sobbing and yelling and of course warring with me.
   Hann- For reading and commenting on Red King during the month, also word wars.
   Shelby- For spending the first night of NaNo with me and writing like a crazy person.
   Faith- Lots of word wars and an amazing comment on the Short Story.
   Hannah W.- For the posts she did, these were soooo helpful all month.
   And just about all my other writing buddies for being epic and just existing.
  
   Thank you so much for reading!
   Rachael
   Have you finished NaNo yet? How're you doing with your word count? Do you have a favorite snippet you wrote?
   Alsoooo last thing, I'm actually letting people read the Short Story I did for NaNo, a futuristic one, so message me through my blog and I'll send you the Word Document for it, or invite you to the Google Doc. And I have a deal with Hannah R. that if ten people asked, I'd write a novel about it. *nods* Before January though...So head over to the WIP page and I'm working on getting the info up there.


  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NaNoWriMo Week #2+More Snippets

   Week two...if you're reading this, I survived. xD
   Haha...no I didn't.
   So it's Wednesday, and I'm behiiiind, so here's a quick summery of my days.


    Day #8-15+Behiiiind

   Haha...ha...ha...
   AND LIKE ARG OK SO I AM REALLY SORRY BUT NOT SORRY BECAUSE IF YOU'RE DOING NANO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS AND I DOUBLED MY WORD GOAL TO 100K SO *flops* I sowy...Here's some snippets.
   *chucks these nicely at you*
  
   Emmy:
     Ok so you get a different type of snippet today, because I had to include Hannah's comment. xD SHE CRACKS ME UP! Also the link goes to her YouTube because it's fabulous and GUYS WATCH THE LATEST VIDEO ITS ABOUT MYSELF AND SIERRAAAA!
     
   Emmy:

   I was laughing at this. Not for long though...

   Emmy:
   Ok dances and festivals and such...they're sooo fun to write! The most fun actually...

   Catus:
   *beams* My dark, depressing little angel. When he questions someone, he stabs a knife by the money sack, and depending on the answer, he stabs them or pays them.

   Catus:

  
   Annnnd that was basically what I wrote. I mean...plus a lot more words. *frlops*
   Thanks for reading and again I'm so sorrrrry for not writing a normal post.
   Also I'm giving full credit to Hannah because she did the same thing and I took that as clearance. xD GO FOLLOW DIS HUMAN HER BLOG IS FAB!
   Rachael

   Which was your favorite snippet? Are you dead yet? If not, what's a favorite snippet you wrote?


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NaNoWriMo Week #1+Snippets

   So we have begun the month of insane deadness! It's actually epic to be able to chat with the friends that I haven't talked to in a looong time. Word Warring has begun, and I've eaten a gargantuan amount of chocolate and ice cream and coffee.
   So for April's camp, I did a day by day thing, and I'll be doing the same thing here. So enjoy!


   Day #1 No sleep+4782 words

   The fabulous Shelby spent the night with me, and we ate...a ton of chocolate and ice cream and coffee. Correction, I  ate the most, and then we stayed up until midnight. I warred until about one o'clock because #lightweight. I got around eight hundred words though!
  
   We woke up at eight, started writing about nine, and I hit my daily word count at around oneish. I had a little more to go, just as a general principle, but we took a break to watch Thor The Dark World. Later I warred with some buddies and got to the fabulous, satisfying number up there.
 And yas, snippet!
   *dies* MY SWEET EMMY ANGEL!

   Day #2 Doin great+6413

      BWAH HA HA I IS ON A ROLLLL! YAS! Top word count for this week! Also I hid from life itself and warrrred! I'm...not sure I did much else that day, but I've started staying up late to write! Usually...*coughs* Ten or ten thirty...but it's late for me!
   I killed a ton of people this day. *nods seriously* Fourteen.
  


   *coughs* Yeah...this charrie isn't happy with me. You get two snippets from her and in both she's hurt. *hugs her*

   Day #3 Wut R Wurds+3500

      See, it looks like I still did ok, and I did! But...I wrote most of this late that night, I did not want to write at all. It's. So. Hard. Wut. R. Wurds.
   Oh, hello words, you were actually there? Just waiting to smack me in the face? Thank you, I appreciate that.
  
   Annnd here's Catus. *nods* He's a psycho...


   Day #4 Oops+3067

   *hides* In my defense...I had a ton of OYAN lessons to do...SO I DID GOOD YAS? NO? WELL...STILL I DID GOOD AND ONLY SLIGHTLY BELOW MY WORDCOUNT! And yas, I know I'm a coffee addict, but this didn't hellllp.
   Emmmy again and her amazing guy Garritt who she just met, but still. *shrugs* They're funny.

   Day #5 wu r wuds

    I. Am. Dead. I didn't do last years school...like I should have, so I'm still revising stuffs and ended up crying and going and getting coffee ground to inhale like a psycho. #addictproblems
   BUT I GOT...SOME WORDS DONE! SOME!
   
   See? See? I got some depth! I apparently knew...some of the words here.
  

   Day #6 Oh glorious break+2

   Ok, so I take a break on Sundays, but I do write a single word so I can update my NaNo every day and get that badge that won't matter next year...*coughs*
   And here's a snippet. If you've liked them so far, great! If not, ignore this. xD

   *sniffles* Catus+Leela=Leetus=OTP SERIOUSLY THEY'RE THE MSOT ADORABLE AND THEY LIKE *SHRIEKS FOREVER* BEST HUSBAND/WIFE DUO EVER.

   Day #7 Oops again+ 2828

   So...I may be behind...and I may need around seven thousand words today...Oops. Haha...haha...ha...ha...Ok I promise I'll do a sprint, but school took a long time and then I wrote at night but the computers were A) taken and B) not working so I didn't get many in until nine thirty.
   So basically I just flopped and moped until I got this many words, and then realized that I had to delete some...*sobs*

   *dies* I WAS ALMOST MAD AT EMMY BUT NOT QUITE.

   So this is week one! Thanks for reading!
   Rachael
   How has your first week of NaNo/November been? Are you still going strong? And because I have to ask, what was your favorite quote? Do you have a favorite quote that you wrote?