July Nano Is Upon Us!

BOUNCE BOUNCE BOUNCE

:cough cough:

Yeah, I should dust before bouncing…

Yes, it’s that time of the summer! Time for the July Nano! Gut off those story ideas. Clean up the Nano room! Gather the snacks. It’s nearly time to get busy with a whole bevy of new words!

For me, they will be first real new words I will have written since we learned of Mother Hen’s cancer. I’m really looking forward to it, and once she heard the July projects are mostly Salmon Run stories, Mother Hen is all for it, too!

So, starting July 1st, it’s off with the new words! Time to let the creative brain go and work off the tension. The revision I go back to in August will be the better for it. As Mother Hen loves this series, I view this also for her, so it’s all good.

http://julnowrimo.com

Above is the link to the July Novel Writing Month event that is now 9 years old. No, I won’t be doing Camp Nano. I don’t like their website, setup, and lack of motivational features. I’m also a bit miffed they decided this year to squat on the month of July when this other event has been going on for years.

I love the statistics page, something that Nanowrimo lost years ago. It’s perfect for playing the Word-Jump game. A simple game, but highly motivational: Look at the wordcount of a few people above you. Write like crazy. Update. JUMP!

Oh yeah. Planning on having some fun here.

I hope to see you there!

TMHSWP: Book 5 Completed!

Revision notes. Check!
Last pass nit-pick. Check!
Name consistency. Check!
Making sure of correct chapter divisions. Check!
Last spelling, grammar, and consistency. Check!

And with the last of that, the novel went just a fudge over 100k, and it’s DONE!

Cue a happy Snoopy dance!

This leaves only two String Weaver novels to go for revision. Wow. I’m still processing that one. So close to the end of the series! I better start coming up with cover concepts for all the books!

Which brings to mind one thing I’m doing. When I start releasing the rest of the story I’m going to rebrand. New covers, and new descriptions. I’ve learned a lot since I’ve started, and what is out there right now doesn’t precisely tell the genre. I also know a lot more about cover design and font usage. The nice thing is that I’ll be able to create all seven covers at once and make sure they have a series brand. I’m looking forward to doing it and seeing the results.

Mother Hen is continuing her healing. She lost a bunch more hair today when she took a shower, but to me, it looks like the hair loss is stabilizing. No signs yet of hair regrowth (she’s hoping it comes back white), but that will come. Oh, and the scar is healing up nicely. The skin is looking nice and healthy.

“The String Weavers” Book 5

Yesterday’s Revision Session: 1,847
Total for Novel (Out of 95k): 100,082

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What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.

To help out with Mother Hen’s treatment:

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Mother Hen’s Go Fund Me page.

TMHSWP: Book 5 Big Revision Pass Done!

This is a record.

Somehow, I accomplished the big revision pass on a novel in only 6 days. Wow! That just boggles my poor little brain. Here is how the days progressed:

2632 (on a moving day, no less!)
12671
22118
20346
30801
9667 (Yesterday)

zooooooooom!

Now I’m having to come off that high to do the nit-pick things. Like go through all the revision notes to make sure I covered everything in the story. Then will come the chapter-by-chapter check for spelling, grammar, and a few other issues.

As for Mother Hen, today has been a difficult day. I think some of the side-effects of upped dosage of steroids are back with s vengeance. So, it’s a day of a lot of hugs and hot tea. Nothing to do about it other than give lots of support and wait until it passes. Obviously, we’re all looking forward to cycling her off them. Hopefully this time it will work.

I think today calls for a little bit of chocolate for both of us!

“The String Weavers” Book 5

Yesterday’s Revision Session: 9,667
Total for Novel (Out of 95k): 98,235

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What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.

To help out with Mother Hen’s treatment:

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Mother Hen’s Go Fund Me page.

TMHSWP: Headaches Gone

Baby steps forward lead to grand leaps!

Another long night last night with helping to encourage someone with their own deadline. I kept at it with my own revision. At one point I looked up and I was well over 20k for the day. Again! I just kept doing one more scene. One more scene before bed… nah, I feel up to another on… just one more….

And ended up with over 30k done!

I’m still amazed at that. This big revision pass is just flying by.

Mother Hen is continuing with her upped steroid level and it’s definitely helped with the headaches. The downside is that the dosage has brought back the hungries with a passion. She just can’t get enough to eat. She’s having to consciously try to control it, but it’s frustrating her. No matter what she eats or how much, the “I’m full” switch in the brain doesn’t get flipped.

We’re all hopeful that after tomorrow she can start to cycle down again. Hopefully this time it will take.

Now to get back to the revision. There’s not much to go on this book!

“The String Weavers” Book 5

Yesterday’s Revision Session: 30,801
Total for Novel (Out of 95k): 88,568

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What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.

To help out with Mother Hen’s treatment:

Click Here to use Paypal

Mother Hen’s Go Fund Me page.

TMHSWP: Baby Steps Forward

Wow. Another day of more than 20,000 words of revision. This could become a habit or something.

I’m helping to encourage someone who is on a deadline. While she writes, I revise. In Forward Motion chat we keep each other appraised of our progress, and generally rah each other on. The result? A heck of a lot of forward motion, that’s what!

Mother Hen has had a few headaches the past several days. The symptoms and placement of the headaches are the same as before when she had a little bit of brains swelling. So, we’ve had her go up just a little bit on the steroids to knock it down. She’ll do that for a couple of days, and then we’ll try to cycle her off again. Hopefully this time it will work.

In the meantime, we are trying to get her to walk more. Today I took her outside and we did a couple laps around the RV park. We’ll try to do that again tomorrow, and then slowly increase the number of laps.

All of is, the writing, revising, destroying headaches, and walking, starts with little steps that build up to something big.

I think there is a good theme here. 🙂

“The String Weavers” Book 5

Yesterday’s Revision Session: 20,346
Total for Novel (Out of 95k): 57,767

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What is the “The Mother Hen String Weaver Project?” I’m glad you asked! Read here to find out.

To help out with Mother Hen’s treatment:

Click Here to use Paypal

Mother Hen’s Go Fund Me page.