April has galloped in so today I will be celebrating Easter, unraveling the news from the April Fools jokes -this could be difficult, and starting Camp NaNoWriMo.
It is 3 am and 255 words have been written. How much sense they will make when I wake up who knows. My target is 10,000 words to break through the 50,000 word count barrier and make a dent in the first draft in the tale of Amber Rose, the first book of The Ellfaenian Journals. It feels as if I am creating an epic because I have not got far in the story despite 44,088 words – gulp. No one wants a LOTR size novel or if they do, they expect his level of expertise. I don’t have his flair for the English language nor his talent so I believe a heavy edit will be performed at the end. this novel I may have a written outline but it has not been looked at. I am winging it and making it up as I go along.
The plan for this month is
- Write some more
- Think about writing while cuddling Nigel or Pip.
- Let Elsie free and listen to her ideas
- keep stocked up on chocolate and tea – perfect writer’s brain fuel despite the healthy advice.
- And KEEP OFF SOCIAL MEDIA!
To do this my husband needs to be occupied so he does not suffer while being a writer’s widow. I am hoping the Easter bunny will bring him some wood for a project and he can be happy in his shed. I have been thinking of an acronym for him; my husband sounds too formal, hubby too wrong and using his name would feel even worse especially as he likes to be in the social media shadows. I have my writing and he has his shed so it could be
- Man in the Shed MITS
- Him in the Shed as his mug states HITS
- Guy in the Shed GITS but that is only apt sometimes
- Writer’s Widower WW
Any suggestions or thoughts let me know below.
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter.
Happy writing and for fellow campers – good luck!