The end is in sight, but also? It’s so far away.
NaNoWriMo 2020, while technically on pace for every check-in, has been a rollercoaster. Some days, I slam out over 3,000 words. Other days, I squeeze in a couple hundred before I hide under the covers and get some rest. Even though I’ve tried to plan out a writing calendar, it seems like I never know how it’ll go from one day to the next.
At least today, though, I can tell you how it’s gone!
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Why write original content when you can write fanfiction instead?
I truly did not mean for NaNoWriMo 2020 to turn into a fic extravaganza, but here we are, almost 30,000 words in. I’d say it’s a little late to turn back now. Wouldn’t you agree?
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Is it really NaNoWriMo without a project in crisis?
Last week, I was bound and determined to make tracks on my angsty sentient weaponry WIP. This week, I’ve realized it wasn’t quite ready for NaNoWriMo 2020, and it needs to sit on the back burner for a while longer, until it develops better structure.
Which means in the middle of NaNo, I’m changing my project. And honestly, it’s a bit like stepping off a cartoon cliff. A moment of weightlessness, then a puff of smoke and a high speed plummet to earth.
And weirdly enough, it’s working.
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I can’t believe it’s already here.
2020 has been a mess on all counts, and to tell the truth, I’m still rattled from the election yesterday. I’ve actually stayed offline for the most part, so pardon me if I don’t say much about it. NaNoWriMo 2020 is an oasis from the dumpster fire that is the rest of the year, and I’m trying to preserve that so I’m ready for future days.
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One day, I will do my NaNoWriMo prep early.
Today, though, is not that day. Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Pen, where I promise to learn my lesson about writing and then promptly do the opposite! At least it’s entertaining, though, right?
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Does 4k words justify a fresh Wednesday Pen?
Especially when last month, I told myself I wouldn’t measure it in word count, but instead in progress on the relevant project? And when I…did not meet that goal in time for the newest Wednesday Pen?
Even if it doesn’t count, folks, we’re doing it anyway. Welcome to the September edition of the Wednesday Pen!
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The Wednesday Pen is now a quarterly publication!
At least, it will be at this rate. 🤦 There hasn’t been a Wednesday Pen since May because of my hiatus, and I’m going to be recapping an entire three months’ of writing today. Buckle up, too, because apparently I had the bug during my hiatus.
And naturally, it was on every project except the one I set out to do.
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Does not updating writing progress for three months count as writing?
The Wednesday Pen has been a little absent these last few months. See, it turns out trying to write in the middle of a global pandemic is a lot harder than they tell you, even though they definitely tell you. Still, we’re back for the first time since February, and…progress is progress?
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Does one bonus day this month make for bonus writing?
The short answer is no, it does not. Today on the Wednesday Pen, we’re not here with a triumphant 40k, or even 20k. We’re behind schedule on goals, and it’s not where we were supposed to be.
And damn it, that’s okay!
So let’s have a look at where we did end up.
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Welcome to the Wednesday Pen!
Built to replace Writing Wednesday, the Wednesday Pen is a blend of new and the old and written word. I spend so much time talking about reading that I sometimes neglect writing, and this will (hopefully) serve as a counter to that habit!
This month, I’m only introducing you to the bare bones intent of the topic. What with the redesign and other factors, writing has not been my primary focus through January. In the months to come, though, I plan to push it closer to the forefront, which means more to share!
So, what can you expect?
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