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NaNoWriMo Begins But I Haven’t | Nano 2018

Waddup Savi Crew!

So first off, apologies for my lateness—devoted Savi Crew members know I typically post 6:00 am sharp every Friday morning—if I had you waiting patiently in vain for my post this morning, I do apologise. It’s been that kind of week.

My week can be basically summed up in one GIF:

Bruce Almighty GIF

But I digress. I had planned this big welcome to NaNoWriMo blog post with tips of inspiration and was hoping to brag about my progress. Well, ha! Jokes on me, I guess. Because as of the publishing of this blog post, aka day two of Nano, I’ve written nothing but goose eggs. Yup, absolutely zilch.

Truth be told, I have written a couple thousand words prior to Nano and was seriously contemplating adding those to the website as words written but I felt like it was cheating and I knew I was merely doing it to save face with my writing buddies.

I can’t have that. At least, I can honest with myself. Because my writing buddies—if they truly do call themselves my writing buddieswill totally get a rusty start. In fact, some will even offer words of encouragement, urging me not to give up, etc.

But I’m keeping the post short and sweet this week (I know, shocker, right?). Basically gonna officially declare what I’m doing for Nano and be on my merry way. Nephew’s legit waiting on me to finish this post lolz. Sidebar: He’s officially seven months today (seriously, where does the time go?).

I am a Nano Rebel this year because I’m not pledging to write 50k in 30 days. Instead, I’m working on two projects:

  • First, I’m writing 25,000 words of my New Adult fantasy novel, The Magnum Empire which is the first in a trilogy about an impulsive young man and spoiled heiress who must defeat a pagan empire that wants to rid the world of organised religion.
  • Second, I’m revising the second draft of my Young Adult anime-inspired high fantasy, Keiji: Bloodlines that I wrote back in April’s Camp Nano and edited in July’s Camp Nano. Whew! Got all that? I’m planning to spend the weekend playing catchup. And besides it is way too early in the month to be predicting an L.

My toughest task? Accurately tracking two different projects at different stages while Nano only records word count in 50k intervals. My writing buddy, Kate Cavanaugh gave me some great tips since she’s doing multiple projects and being a Nano Rebel as well. Misery does love company.

Anyways, I’m rambling again which means it’s time to sign off… Toodles for now.

And remember, no matter where you live, take a little time to enjoy the island life!
Happy Writing!

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