Tuesday 12 July 2016

New Cabin Mates

I'm still going strong over at -

my word average per day (considering I didn't start on the 1st of July) is still just over 1000 words per day - although I do realise that this might be MUCH harder to achieve as the days go by and I run out of my immediate story/plot lines.  However, I decided to bite the bullet and be re-assigned to a new cabin as many of my original cabin mates had a word goal of 50,000 but very few seemed to have written anything at all up to now so it was a bit lonely being the only one to be posting a word total each day. I decided rather than ask to be assigned to another totally random cabin I would ask to bunk in with those with similar word goals and today I got my new cabin mates and they seem to be much more committed to their writing.  They have also been using the message board facility so I might introduce myself later on today once I've written my daily goal of 1000 words.  It would be nice to read on my stats page that my finishing date would be 31st July - at the moment it reads 2nd August so I am in with a chance.

I am happy to report that I am still enjoying my writing experience and would still recommend it to anyone who wants to unleash their creativity.  I have no idea how successful this method is for "actual" writers.  My research is scanty, I am writing bits of the story all over the place - certainly NOT in chapter order and I have no overall plan and my only goal is to put words down on the page and I'm NOT editing as I go although any glaring errors I notice I do a quick rewrite.  However, the way my characters are forming before my very eyes and I am realising I need to explain how this happened or set the stage for something that will happen is all lovely to experience and I am beginning to understand some of what other true writers mean when they talk about their work.  So all in all it is a good learning experience for me :)

Now I'm off to finish writing my 1000 + words for today (I'm SO BUSY) over Thursday & Friday as well as being away from home this weekend that I'm not too sure whether I'll be able to write much of anything from Wednesday on-wards so I need to get a little ahead of myself or I'll have to "fluff out" my word count with pages of my research notes (that stand at about 2000 words) rather than my actual story!

I'd love to know if anyone else is currently engaged in a project - could be gardening or doing up the house and how that's coming along during this July?  So drop me a comment below :)


  1. Hope the new camp mates are nice. No burning pages round the campfire! You are making progress and having fun. That is great.

    1. Thank you for your words of encouragement they are much appreciated, Joanne and no I won't be burning any pages YET - I'm sure when I do a read through I'll be squirming with embarrassment at some of what I've written down but at the moment it's all onwards and upwards with no glancing behind!!