NaNoWriMo Day 30: Just In Time

Okay I was really beginning to doubt whether I could make it.  But I DID IT!  50,002 words.  I completed this year’s National Novel Writing Month successfully.  And let me tell you I think this might have been the hardest day of the whole month.  The feeling of not being sure whether I was going to finish or not was lingering over my head.  With all of the other characters that were beginning to tell me of what the next book in the series should be about I could hardly concentrate. 

Well as most of you writers out there, a novel consists of way more than 50,000 words so as you might imagine my novel is not actually finished so I still have the personal challenge of finishing this novel.  But that won’t be hard because I am so excited to finish and so excited to see where this book will end because I had an ending all planned out in my outline but as so much of this story has gone off the course of the outline, so to will my ending.  I have already seen the vision of the new ending in my head and by time I get to the end that might change as well.  Well I am going to bed now to rest my fingers and my mind so that I can come back to the keyboard tomorrow but this time I won’t have the added pressure.  Well I take that back because I have a new online Magazine to finish putting together for its release in January.  Goodnight all you writers out there.  I hope you were successful as well and if not, trying is half of the battle and it is better to have tried then to never have tried at all.  Until tomorrow! 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 29: I Can See The Finish Line

Still typing away.  I think I’m over 45,000 words now.  Not too sure because I am still writing.  I just wanted to take a break to post this and then it’s back to the writing for maybe another hour.  My fingers hurt and are starting to cramp up a little bit but it will be worth it when I can say I Did It!.   For now I will leave you with these inspiring words that I can really relate to write now.  Until tomorrow! 

“The characters who come to life on the page or on the stage are the ones that have passed through the storyteller’s imagination.  Your readers already ‘know’ people as well as real people ever know each other.  They turn to fiction in order to know people better than they can ever know them in real life.” 

~Orson Scott Card 

 

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NaNoWriMo Day 28: Almost There

Still pounding away at the keyboard to get to those 50,000 words.  I’m a little over 40,000 now but I’m not quite in the home stretch yet.  Didn’t want to let the day go by without posting something that will hopefully inspire the rest of my fellow writers out there to keep pressing forward.  

“If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework…you can be writing, because you have that space.” 

~Joyce Carol Oates

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 27: I Feel So Far Behind

I am working really hard to get to those 50,000 words before the 30th which, believe it or not, is only 3 full days away.  I am still behind in my word count so I am getting worried that I might not be able to finish.  I hope I make it, cross your fingers! 

“Every time I start on a new book, I am a beginner again.  I doubt myself, I grow discouraged, all the work accomplished in the past is as though it never was, my first drafts are so shapeless that it seems impossible to go on with the attempt at all, all right up until the moment…when it has become impossible not to finish it.” 

– Simone De Beauvoir 

 

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NaNoWriMo Day 26: In My Own World of Writing

Okay technically it is aftermidnightbut for me until I have gone to sleep and woke up again it is still day 26.  I have gotten lots of work done today, despite the procrastination I powered through earlier.  I just wanted to leave you with this quote and then my day is done. 

“My closely guarded solitude causes some hurt feelings now and then.  But how to explain, without wounding someone, that you want to be wholly in the world you are writing about, that it would take two days to get the visitor’s voice out of the house so that you could listen to your own characters again?”

 – Margaret Bourke-White; Portrait of Myself

 

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NaNoWriMo Day 25: Just a Short Note

This weekend I will be consuming myself with nothing but writing because I have unfortunately slacked off on my word count over the last few days.  I will be thinking about nothing but my story and Mackenzie Brown and stopping to do nothing but maybe eat every once and a while.  So if I do not check back in here tomorrow (which I’m pretty sure I will) that is what I am doing.  I have to make it to that 50,000 and I don’t have much longer.  So goodnight all my fellow Nano-ers and I hope your novels are going well.  Until next time…Write, Write, Write! 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 24: The Season for Preparation Begins

Today reminds me that we are getting closer to a new year, with new plans, new goals, and new projects that we will be working on.  I have to take a look at my goals that I had for this year and look at just how many I didn’t get accomplished and see which ones I think I might actually be able to achieve next year and which one’s are just out of my reach (at least for next year).  I really should start a short term and long term goal list and then I might feel a little more accomplished come this time next year.  I don’t know if I have told you guys but I am an extremely overly ambitious person, sometimes to my own detriment.  Usually as Christmas approaches I sit down and begin making a list of my goals, the projects I want to get done, and the books I want to read for the next year.  While my friends who do this same thing have short, attainable lists, my lists look like the goals of about two or three people put together.  My challenge when I make my list this year is to make my lists something that I can feasibly accomplish.  My list has to be something that meets my ambitions, but does not exceed my own reality.  It needs to be a list that when I go back and look at it at the end of the year I’m not going to feel like I am an absolute failure because I didn’t even get half of a ridiculously long list done.  So as Thanksgiving moves out and the Christmas season officially begins, so does the preparations for the year to come.  Until next time…What are your goals for next year going to look like? 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 23: Working Holiday

I know tomorrow is Thanksgiving so first I just want to wish all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving and I hope that everyone enjoys their family and friends and treasures them dearly.  I am not that big of a fan of the Thanksgiving holiday because I don’t really have a big family and the family I do have is not big on holidays and the handful of friends that I do have either don’t like holidays either or they are too spread out all over the place for me to be able to enjoy them.  Now don’t get me wrong I would probably be very much a holiday person if I actually had people to enjoy it with other than my wonderful daughter.  However, this is the time of year where I become incredibly lonely and a little depressed.  Tomorrow is especially going to be hard because my daughter is going to spend Thanksgiving Day with her father’s family and I will be here alone (my first one without her).  So my plan to make it through the day (without bursting into tears) is to write and catch up on my word count, map out my social media marketing plans for several of my projects, and try to squeeze in getting the house decorated for Christmas.  So tomorrow will be a day of productivity (I hope) and hopefully, by the end of the day, I will at least be thankful for the work I was able to accomplish throughout the day.  I hope that all of you have a wonderful day tomorrow and for my fellow Nano-ers, don’t forget that it is still November and National Novel Writing Month is still in effect.  Until next time…Enjoy all of your blessings and don’t take them for granted. 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 22: Rainy Days

Rainy days always make me feel a little sad and lazy.  Today was a rainy day and unfortunately I did succumb to the feeling of laziness and a touch of sadness (mainly for my character Mackenzie who is going through something right now).  However, while it may be late, I have decided to show up.  This post may be coming later than I would have normally posted it but I did show up to write it.  I also did not write this morning but I plan on showing up tonight to sit down and write.  I meant what I wrote yesterday about deciding to show up and I plan to hold myself to it.  Granted I would have liked to have a whole day of work to show that I showed up but some is better than none and while I showed up late, it is better late than never.  Tomorrow is another day and I already have it mapped out in my head what I need to do and work on to be productive.  I am almost at 50,000 words (a little over 32,000) and I plan to be able to say I succeeded come November 30th.  I hope all of my fellow writers out there who are participating in this challenge are doing well in their novels.  I’ve got to go now, Mackenzie is getting closer to the person who killed the Congressman.  Until next time…Don’t let the rainy days hold you back. 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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NaNoWriMo Day 21: Do I Have To Show Up?

The answer to that question is yes. 

My best friend wrote a blog post yesterday about showing up even when we sometimes don’t feel like it.  She was referring to instances that happen within life but primarily she was speaking of showing up to the keyboard even when you don’t feel like writing.  I am guilty of not showing up when I really just don’t feel like it.  I make many excuses about just needing time for my brain to decompress or about the ideas not coming to me, or at least not in the manner I would like them to.  Sometimes it’s simply just because I would rather read or worse, watch something on the TV.  That is unacceptable of me.  Me, who wants to eventually earn a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list.  Me, who wants to become as famously known as Joyce Carol Oates, Zane, Maya Angelou, Terry McMillan, Mary B. Morrison, James Patterson, Eric Jerome Dickey, and Sue Grafton.  Me, who wants to be able to pump out, at minimum, seven to eightbooks a year, more if possible.  Me, who wants to build my brand and create a whole new Media empire and put out a new online magazine (Write 2 Be Magazine) at the beginning of next year.  I have way too many things that I want to do in my life and there are not enough hours as it is to do them in so I can not afford to NOT show up. 

I am very thankful for my best friend, Ms. L. because it seems like she always knows the right things to say and at just the right time that I need to hear them.  She is so inspirational and I don’t think she knows just how much.  It’s good to have people surround you who know what you need to hear and know when to remind you of the things you already knew.  So when I whine to myself about not feeling like writing and I ask myself (in the most whiny voice possible) ‘Do I have to?’, the answer will from now on be YES!  Because I know what I need to do and what I have to do to accomplish it and I just simply cannot afford not to Show Up.  Until next time…Show up to your keyboard everyday, you won’t be sorry, I promise! 

 

Jimmetta Carpenter

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