July Camp NaNoWriMo has officially started! I'll be continuing to work on Mary, Queen of Scottsville Academy and I set my word count goal at 20,000 this time which will (hopefully) be reasonable considering all of the stuff I have to do. So far I have 2,208 out of 20,000 words.
I have about 50,000 words in Mary, Queen of Scottsville Academy right now, which is around 190ish pages. I'm aiming for 350 pages so I have a good bit to go still. Hopefully this month's Camp NaNoWriMo will help me get to 300 or 350. I have the rest of the book fairly plotted out so now it's just a matter of actually writing it.
This summer has been creatively a little all over the place for me, but I feel like overall I've made some good progress so far. I started to do this thing where I have three jars, one labeled genre, one labeled character, and one labeled random, and I choose a slip of paper from each one and I have to write something about whatever I get. For example, Mystery, Girl, 16, City. Then I have to write a short story or whatever it decides to be, about those things. The random factor can be places, formats, perspectives, etc. The genres are mystery, fiction, historical fiction, romance, fantasy, thriller, sci-fi, etc. I've found that it's a really nice way to remind myself that writing is fun when I get stuck in the depths of the novel I'm working on.
Here are the jars. Please ignore my terrible chalk handwriting.