Nanowrimo 2015 Day 2 and Day 3

Welp I definitely lost motivation faster than I thought I would but I am determined to keep pushing through.

On day 2, my work count was still below par at 1628. (Not even hitting day one’s goal. ūüė≠) I only wrote 771 words more from day 1. However it was nice to finish chapter 7 of my story. ¬†When it is finally editted and posted I think the readers of my story will like it.

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On day 3, I really started to hit the wall. I only got 87 words written and probably just spent the rest for night banging my head against my keyboard and finally just deciding to work on it more on day 4. This was all I had at the time:

poop jokes

Needless to say lots of bad poop jokes inspired by Levi and my premature writing block.

I did tweet to the #nanocoach tag that Nanowrimo has for advice and mini pep talks from other participants and the designated nanocoach for this leg of the process. They adviced me to “take a break and come back to it with fresh eyes.” And to also try doing writing sprints. ¬†I haven’t attempted it yet but when I have more time to write I might do it.

I also messaged my nano writing bubby.  I met her last nanowrimo and its nice talking to her and trying to motivate each other throughout the month.

Moral of the story is, if you get stuck utilize your resources. Just buckle down, get some calming music to help you focus and just type even if it has nothing to do with the current plot. Get. The. Words. Out.

Until next time.

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Nanowrimo 2015 Day 1

It’s November and that means it’s time for me to attempt to write 1667 words a day for the next month, while balancing my hectic school and rehearsal schedule.¬† (It’s madness I tell you and I’m stupidly ambitious to try)

This year, I decided to work on a long running fanfiction of mine.¬† It’s an attack on titan/snk fanfic I started writing two years ago. I¬†decided to use nanowrimo to really work on and finish my Rivamika fanfiction. This story has been shelved and hiatus-ed off and on for the last two years. This year I want to finish it and be really proud of my work. ¬†I will be blogging about this process and the plot here and posting the latest chapters on fanficttion.net.¬†As far as Day 1 went my word count wasn’t as great as it could have been.
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Its a little under the half of what the daily should be. (1667 everyday) Hopefully I can catch up and fill day 2’s quota as well.

With the 1700 word a day requirement, chapter may be drafted fairly quickly but will not be edited for posting until the weekends. Meaning the story maybe be drafted far ahead of the published chapters. I don’t know if with nanowrimo I will finish the story but I hope to write a good 80% during this month. The chapters will be posted on a regular basis as they are proofread and editted. I guess thats all.

If you want to catch up or remember what was happening you can read Obligatory Vow here:https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9666151/1/Obligatory-Vow

Wish me luck!

Productivity and lovely feedback!!!

I did a crap ton of writing.

My god it’s been an insanely long time since I last updated my current fanfic (almost a year), and I had to sincerely apologize to the readers and followers of the story, mainly because I’ve had this chapter drafted for almost a year and never got around to typing it up. It’s a little shorter that this time around, 1000+ words when the original draft was almost 4000 words. I did some major editing and moved some scenes to the next couple of chapters. So that means that chapter four with ready some time next week.

From now on I hope to¬†update each Sunday with a new chapter. ¬†Yes, I know it’s a little ambitious¬†since I’ve been on hiatus for almost a year to jump to weekly updates, but I have the next 6 chapters outlined and many of the scenes that went into the draft for this past chapter have been moved to next few chapters, so I feel like it shouldn’t be that hard to do. ¬† And as soon as I posted the chapter, Tumblr notes and notification emails came in. ¬†The reviews that I received were so sweet and made me happy that someone was actually reading it.

“I don’t ship Levi x Mikasa at ALL, but somehow I love this fic! Keep updating xD” – Anon

“A new update! I’m glad you didn’t abandon this story. I look forward to seeing what happens. ” – Anon

“So glad you decided to update! And now we’re going to get regular updates, yay ūüôā keep up the good work, the Rivamika fandom needs all the good writers it can get.” -AsianObsession

“for the love of god
I had lost hope that will update this story
I hope the you finish that is one of my favorite
sorry google translator
greetings from mexico” -Levi90

“can’t wait for the next chapter” -Navy Bow

“Thanks for the update! i like how the relationship between them is developing i hope we can see a major change for the best in the future” -Anon

I’m also taking small fanfic requests. ¬†Just writing prompts from people on tumblr that will keep me on my toes and act as a cure for writer’s block. ¬†Since I have no classes tomorrow I’ll be making sure to work on those and chapter four of my fanfic as well. ¬†Anyway. ¬†Till next time.

P.S. if anyone actually wants to read the story here’s the link.

Revisiting the old stuff

I actually got a chance to write today, it’s a miracle!

All sarcasm aside, I was on a car trip and spent the time scribbling away in my very beat up notebook. ¬†Even though the story I was working on wasn’t my Nano Novel I was glad I able to work on another story that I’ve had the¬†chapters planned out for, for almost a year now. ¬†Admittedly the story is fanfiction, but I feel that over the years I have learn a lot about good writing and what I like in terms of storytelling and pacing from very well written fanfics.

To be honest, I doubt that anyone who is reading this post reads fanfiction, but I will you to not knock anything till you try it.  I promise you there are fanfiction authors out there that are better than some published authors.  And they spend time out of their daily lives to write stories about fictional characters for free.  For other fans entertainment and enjoyment, but I digress.

Unfortunately, I didn’t keep track of how many words I wrote today, but I’m sure that I spent at least two hours writing. ¬†Nevertheless I¬†will be typing up the chapter that I wrote today and I’ll definitly make sure to add a word count to this post or the next one.

I guess that’s all for now, lets see what tomorrow brings. ¬†For the next few hours I plan on typing this chapter up and finally getting around to posting it.

Till next time. ūüôā