Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Goals & IWSG: Rewrite

It's here! Today is the first day of the A-Z Blogging Challenge and the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. I won't be participating in this year in the A-Z challenge because I'll be working on my Camp NaNo novel. I have a great cabin and I'm ready! I'll be rewriting the novel that I wrote during NaNo last November. I changed a major plot point in it and the whole second half of the book doesn't work anymore. So instead of attempting to tweak the ending over and over, I'm just rewriting it. :)

Since today is the Insecure Writer's Support Group (created by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh) meeting too, I will say that
I'm insecure about my rewrite of my novel this month. I'm hoping to get to 60,000 words this month. Whew! I have at least 20k I can save from the old draft, but most will be new words. I'm hoping it goes well!

Mock cover
Title: Nothing Left to Lose
Genre/Category: YA Contemporary
Word Count: 60,000
Pitch: Ellie is a cheerleader, who is terrified of heights, has the perfect quarterback boyfriend, and loves high school. Thackery is a male dancer, who doesn't care what other people think of him. When Thackery joins the squad, things become quite a bit complicated. Tragedy and lies keep them apart until they have to rely on each other or feel completely broken.

Also, today is the day where I update my monthly goals!

Here are my goals from March:
* Write to 10,000 words on new writing project
I actually made it to 11,000 words! It's going on the shelf for this month, but I will pick it up again soon!

* Finish writing Star Trek fanfiction, "Always"

* Buy "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies" on March 24th

Two out of three goals achieved! :) Since I'm trying to make this a short post - I did do some reading last month!

Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2) by Stephanie Perkins
Bring the Rain by Lizzy Charles
Summer Unplugged (Summer Unplugged #1) by Amy Sparling
Prove Me Wrong by Tessa Marie

Goals for April:
* Write to 60,000 words on Camp NaNo novel, "Nothing Left to Lose"

* Read "Ilsa and the Happily Ever After" by Stephanie Perkins

Good luck to everyone doing the A-Z Blogging Challenge and/or Camp NaNoWriMo! Have a fun month! I'll try to visit some of your fun A-Z posts! (Whew! Now I know how Alex feels - that was a lot of information to fit in one blog post!) I'm off to do some writing!


  1. Hi Krista! I'm visiting today as an IWSG co-host! I've been to your blog a number of times, and I always enjoy hearing about your goals, challenges, and progress. You are really pointing out the value of NaNoWriMo. I learned about the April camp on another member post I visited today. I'm churning outer the idea of trying it for the first time in November. I can see the value of your plan. Rough draft it in Nov.; revise in April. You go, girl!

  2. Good luck with Camp NaNoWriMo! Your story sounds sweet.