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The Weeks after NaNoWriMo

So most people use the week after NaNoWriMo to relax and rest from writing 50k in a month. Well, most people. Me I carried on writing. I know for some people they use NaNoWriMo as they only month to write and don’t really do it much all year round. Or they use it to get the majority of their WIP finished.

I tend to write all year round so NaNoWriMo isn’t really hard on me in that sense because I also write daily. I have always written daily from the moment I started writing. So after NaNoWriMo finished, I got straight back into writing a different project.

My NaNoWriMo project was called Royal Trouble and it followed a new royal family in the fictional place of Ellaria. It followed my main character Isabella-Grace as she kind of navigates what being the Crown Princess means as well as dealing with relationships and her family. That’s the jist, obviously, there is a lot more that goes on, I’ve never really synopsis before now. Oops? Anyway so I wrote about 51k and I think after nano I deleted a few words and ended up with 48k left, I haven’t touched my novel since because I really did need a break.

Through Nano, I just wrote that so my other stories got put to the sight whilst I wrote Royal Trouble. The other stories before nano that I wrote were: True Lies, Dylan, Perfect, Every Little Thing She Said, Save The Day and Evan’s story that doesn’t have a name yet. So after leaving Royal Trouble, I went straight back to writing my other stories. Truth be told I have really missed writing these other stories so I have gone straight back into them.

I should also be doing my rewrite of The Selective Mute Princess but I’m really struggling with it because I just I know if I do it, then the edit come and it gets closer and closer to getting published and apparently I just like procrastinating that stuff. I know a part of it is I don’t think I’m good enough to be an author, and although I’m trying to quiet those thoughts it’s still hard sometimes. The doubts we all have, so yeah dealing with that.

On the side of all that I am also writing Escaping Reality (I don’t think that is the final title but as of now it’s my title) I haven’t said much about that project and it is one I have kept under wraps because usually when I tell people I tend to fall out with the story for a bit and that hasn’t happened yet. It has 34,298 words and I am on chapter 14. So I am really liking where it’s going! So I am writing that on the side of everything else.

So that is what I have been doing since NaNoWriMo, I am also going to get into the habit of doing monthly or weekly writing updates on this blog.

Let me know what you guys have been doing since NaNoWriMo finished and how did you actually do at NaNoWriMo? 

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NaNoWriMo | I Won

So I realise halfway through this challenge, well not even halfway, it was about 4 days into nano that I forgot to constantly update you guys. I thought I could post on my blog daily but that just turned out to be too much with the daily vlogging as well! But if you want to see what I was up to then go and check out my youtube channel it’ll all be on there and you can watch!

So I did win NaNoWriMo I had a few days where I didn’t write at all but even then I wasn’t feeling that pressured to catch up even when I fell massively behind like 10k behind. On the last day, I had 3k still left to write but I managed it. I did write and I did finish NaNoWrimo. I do love it when I finish my streak goes on for a while, it was only the 1st year I did nano that I failed so I love being able to keep my streak going!

I do promise that come the new year I’ll become more active on this blog, I am working on my schedules and stuff but I suck. At least I admit it haha

So yes I won nanowrimo! How did you guys do?

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NaNoWriMo | Day 2

So day 2 has been and passed and I wrote 1884 words yesterday! Which brought the goal to 6034 words. I didn’t get as much written because I went bingo yesterday which was fun. But yes I am really happy with the amount I wrote yesterday.

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I am on chapter 4 now, and to say I sort of planned this novel it’s not turning out like I thought it would. I believe it’s going in a good direction and I like the direction it’s going and unlike with some of my other novels, I am hoping to maybe approach some social issues in this. So it’s going to be interesting where I go with this but I am very excited where this is going.

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NaNoWriMo | Day 1

It’s that time of year again! I am doing NaNoWriMo! And I am daily vlogging this time! I am also going to try and do updates on this blog! But if you’d like to add me as buddy my username is: SamanthaJayne_x 

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So that is my progress so far! It is now day 2, here is day 1 vlog!

So I didn’t actually tell you what my novel was about in that video and I don’t want to go into too much detail because knowing me I change it. But it is called Royal Trouble it follows my main character Isabella-Grace it starts with her being chased by paparazzi at school after they discovered her identity. She is taken home and she kind of struggles to deal with being a Princess and what that entails and she meets a few people who will make that journey difficult and harder. I have 2 chapters so far and I am going to start writing my 3rd.

As the month goes on I will reveal more about my story! I hope you guys will follow me on this journey. If you’re doing nanowrimo too good luck!

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Who sucks at blogging on this site! I really need to learn to remember to update this blog, let me know how you guys keep up to date with everything. I need to know!

So this post is me saying I am doing NaNoWriMo! Yes, I have decided that I shall be doing it. I am a little stuck on what story I’m doing but I am working it out! I will be daily vlogging that again and hopefully be doing weekly blog posts.