Final days of camp

The final days of camp are here. Writer Plus has workes like a champ and I am sitting at 12,500 words. 3,500 words shy of my 16,000 goal. The last week has been fraught with misery trying to figure out what is going on. This has turned into a prequal of sorts to the story I intended to work on. Which is not bad because all I had was a fuzzy thought and things that happen in MEI started in this project. Just goes to show a writer’s brain works differently from the rest of the world. 

Cheers on this Friday evening, james

Camp and the Real World

The first week of camp started off great. It was the first three days of the second week when the Real World came knocking. Two meetings in two days and no time to catch up on my writing. I do have one acomplishment, I broke 10,000 words on Saturday or maybe Sunday night. 🙂 However I lowered my goal from 25,000 words to 16,000 words. 😦 I just don’t think I would ever manage to get it done in time.

And in looking to the brighter side, I have come 10,224 words further than I was June 30th. So ha Real World take that. Cheering for all the ones taking on this challenge and cheering for the ones steadily writing day in and day out. I applaude you all. Cheers and let the ink flow. james

Camp Update

Week 1 is offically over and final word count is 6,200. Yay! A few words shy of where I wanted to be, but I’ll take it. So far camp has been great. Cool cabinmates with really awesome sounding stories. I did a pre-camp virtual write in. Fun but I can’t seem to figure when they are supposed to be. Oh well. Writer Plus is the bomb, wow I sound old or maybe just dated. Anyway now that we have gotten our act together it is a niffty cool little app. 

My story, hmm, what to say about my work in progress. It isn’t exactly my story, but it is the prestory to my story. Its my main chatacter’s parents’ story. Which plays a good portion in M.E.I. so yeah, it needed writing in order for me to unravel the whos, whys, and whatfors. 

I am changing my writing pattern, I write in small chunks through out the day and then at night I will finish my word count goal.This worked extremely well the first four days, but its getting harder and harder to get those few spare moments. And one night I was writing and then I felt my hubby take phone and glasses from me. I had zonked myself out. I gotta rework that passage. 🙂

Anyway this is just a quick update on camp. To everyone doing camp good luck, and to everybody else working on their regular writing, let the ink flow. Cheers, jamrs

Camp and Writer Plus


The first day of camp and my first real test of Writer Plus, and it was awesome. I wrote a few times through out the day. But last night I kicked out a total of 1,117 words yesterday. That is more than my goal of 825 words a day this month. The word counter is awesome and the app is working beautifully. I am still waiting to hear from Eric about updating the app to automatically update to Google Docs. But since figuring out how to avoid deleting my files, the app is good.

Just a short post to get things rolling. Happy Camp NaNoWriMo. Cheers, james