Thursday, 18 November 2010

Nanowrimo Days 15, 16, 17, 18

Videos from the past 4 days...

I'm getting back into the swing of things now and filling in all the scenes I decided I needed.

Day 15:

Day 16:

Day 17:

Day 18:

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 11,12,13 and 14

The last 4 days where things haven't gone so well wordcount-wise!

Day 11:

Day 12:

Day 13:

At this point I decided to start working on a proper synopsis for this story rather than typing out more and more random scenes.

Day 14:

Today I started organising my story in Scrivener - which is awesome!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Day 7,8,9,10

Ooops! I guess I got a bit behind on posting these videos here.

Day 7

In which I was really tired and my eyes are red.

Day 8

Where I tried to be 100% more peppy!

Day 9

In which I started thinking about whether I wanted to start another new story next week or work more on this one.

Day 10

In which I talk about the C.S.Lewis trilogy I got today, linking up a few ideas in my manuscript, some doodles for a new textiles piece and thinking about starting to work on a "proper" first draft next week

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 6 and 7

Oops - I forgot to update here with my vlog from yesterday so here are the two from this weekend.

On both days I've only managed 5k but I feel OK about that at the moment.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 5

My story is going a bit sci fi. I'm not sure how that happened!

However, later on from this video I started working out what was going to happen and trying to bring it all together.

I think I need to go back and start my story a lot earlier. I'm really excited about the changes and think I need to go and do some research into ancient cultures.

I'm almost at 40k.

I went wandering around the graveyards at my Dad's house today and forgot to talk for some of it so I added:
Music by Kevin MacLeod

I'm embarassed I got out of breath in the second half but I'm blaming it on my stuffed up nose. Also I have learnt that my eyes look off in different directions - maybe it's just that the camera is so close to my face!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 4

Just a quick vlog today.

I managed to get my words done quite a bit earlier today - I hope I can do the same tomorrow as I'm going to be out of the house for most of the time.

Sorry about the sniffing. I think I'm allergic to my neighbour's dog.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 3

In which I pause a lot, exaggerate a headache, and discuss why my writing habits are like my textiles habits.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Nanowrimo Day 2

My vlog from day 2 of Nanowrimo. I just washed my hair and don't own a hair dryer so that's why I look like a drowned rat!

I talk about my bad guy who needs working on as he's a bad rip-off of another bad guy from childrens' TV, my fabric map which I melted today and how I feel about Nanowrimo and why I do it and think it's a good thing - the last topic was because I keep coming across blog posts and articles about people complaining about Nanowrimo and do every year.

You know, not everything works for everybody. There are lots of ways of writing a book - I remember reading about one guy who would rewrite and rewrite and rewrite the same novel over and over until it was perfect.

What a wonderful world we live in where everyone has different opinions and different ways of doing things, it's just a shame we all expect everyone to think the same as we do - something that I'm just as guilty of as the next person.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Nanowrimo Vlog

I decided I needed to save my fingers so I would vlog my Nanowrimo experience (also slight craft chatter towards the end!).