Recovering from Camp NaNoWriMo (June)

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As I’m sure you guessed from the lack of updates, I did indeed fall short of the 50,000 word finish line for Camp NaNoWriMo’s June session. I stopped just shy of 20k, which makes this a pretty average fail when compared to my past attempts. *pokes NaNo win/loss record*

I did, however, end up with decent rough drafts of The Ties That Bind, Inheritance, Chewtoys, Bringing Sarah Home, as well as a good handful of drabbles and short flash fiction. In terms of usable content, I did pretty well—unlike normal NaNo’s there’s nothing that I can immediate move into the Worldbuilding/MuseFic pile.

So now I just need to sit down and turn them into solid first drafts… something I’ve got a 100% failure rate to date with NaNoWriMo projects.

But there’s a first time for everything, no? *puts on editing hat*

Pie in the Sky Schedule

Assuming a break in the work for the August Camp NaNoWriMo attempt (more on that later) and a pause between the two drafts, here’s the goals I want to hit:

Title 1st Draft 2nd Draft
Chewtoys 7/15 9/9
Inheritance 7/22 9/16
The Ties That Bind 7/29 9/23
Bringing Sarah Home 9/2 9/30

If all goes well that means I should have a drafts that are ready for someone else to read and review by the time October rolls around. I’m not sure if I’ll start posting them as serial stories at that point or if I’ll resub to the Online Writing Workshop and try chasing traditional markets.

So anywho… there shall be progress updates and MuseFic and Worldbuilding and whatnot coming over the next few weeks in regards to those stories. Plus I’ve got to start laying the groundwork for August’s Camp NaNoWriMo challenge, which may end up being a more traditional single-story/verse/cast endeavor.

Onwards! 😀

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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