I did Camp NaNoWriMo again this month! My goal was to accomplish 10,000 words of revisions to my WIP “Kiera”.
It’s been really neat to dive back into this story. I’m getting to flesh out characters, add meaningful description, and even include a little foreshadowing. *grins evilly* And of course I like spending time with my characters. 😀
I can’t share pictures directly from Pinterest here, but if you look at my board you can see my inspiration and try to intuit spoilers. 😉
I’ve been getting to laugh at “First Draft Katie” a bit too. I had the story set in spring AND summer. How even??! I used my word count tracking calendars from my WriteMind planner to plan out the time my story takes place in. Hopefully this fixed the problem once and for all. 😉
One of the scariest changes I’ve made to my story was splitting the first three chapters into six when I realized they were much longer than my other ones. Who wants to read chapters that are 15 pages long? Not me. 😉 I’m hoping this will also help me title them more easily.
Two things I’m looking forward to (besides finishing) are…
1. Possibly having a real title for this novel soon!! I’m not quite ready to announce yet, but EEEK! 😀
2. Adding four scenes that will beef up the story and build the characters a little more.
Thanks so much to my delightful cabin “The Chatter Box Girls” and some other writers from church for your encouragement and word sprinting! 😉
Now… Would you like a very short excerpt? Kiera’s brother Thorne just heard that they will be babysitting a little girl named Jade that evening. This conversation happens. 😉
“I’m delighted that Jade’s coming,” Thorne said. “This place needs livening up; you’re getting too old.” He gave her an innocent face over his glass as he drained it.
Kiera shook her head in amusement. “What would I do without my oldest brother?”
“Miss your annual birthday chocolate, maybe?” He winked and pulled a small flat package out of his pocket.
The doorbell interrupted before she could take it. “Okay, you’re my hero, and I forgive you for everything, I think.”
Did you do Camp NaNoWriMo? How did it go?