Book Break: Writing Progress (Camp Nano)
Good Morning Bookworms,
I took a book break after finishing Animorphs #9 from yesterday into today. Like last time, it’s a little challenging to gauge my plotting progress, but I’ll certainly do my best to break it down.
Just as a refresher, I’m currently enrolled in Camp Nano.
My Camp Nano goal is to work 40 hours on my sequel to Reaper . I have been splitting that time between polishing my rough draft of the first act and plotting out my second act.
Right now I’m at 14 hours out of the 40 planned. I know, I’ve definitely dropped the ball, but I’ve had a very busy past few weekends. Luckily, this weekend I only have one event to attend, so I should be able to do some catch up.
So lately I’ve been focusing more on the plotting of the second act because I’m currently halfway through polishing Chapter 5 of the 8 chapters that I’ve written in the first act.
Also, for me the second act is the most difficult part of plotting. I mean, you have to tie everything together seamlessly and it has to be unique and captivating. No pressure!
Also ALSO, based on the events in my second book (Can’t tell you yet, sorry!) there is a TON of creation going on, so I’ve been handling that monstrosity as best I can. Things are coming to me, and in time I know it’ll all pan out.
Anywho, yesterday I was able to work on my plotting for an hour and a half. I came up with some great names for important locations, and made something of a breakthrough with the main plot in general.
I’ve been focusing on Chapter 9-11 a bit too much, trying to flesh them out more when I have so many other plot points to develop. So I tackled those plot points finally and broke things down as simply as I could.
If I keep things as simple as possible (which would probably be too simple if you ask me and doesn’t give me room to develop the characters enough), I’m looking at another 8 chapters minimum for the second act, but will probably end up doing around 10 if I’m being honest.
This would mean I could probably guesstimate my book to be around 200-250 pages long including the third act, maybe even more than that. It’s exciting that things are progressing and I’m beginning to see where things may end up, but my journey is far from over.
Wish me luck!
Well, that’s it for my book break progress with writing and Camp Nano. How about you other writers out there? Have you made any progress on your special projects? Tell me all about it!
Happy writing everyone!