Becoming Hamilton is an installment/series on Fictionally Sam, where I take the plunge in documenting my journey of writing a novel. New posts every Saturday of July, follow me as I attempt to write like I’m running out of time.
So this post went live before I woke up, so if you were one of the eleven that got to see this with my bare bones intro, lol you are welcome. For those of you who didn’t, YAY! You get to see a normal post that is proofread with an actual intro!
This week for camp went actually really well compared to the last two weeks, in the sense that I actually wrote something! I took a plunge in the extroverted/socializing pool and did what I normally evade and waddled into an authortube livestream…and I actually enjoyed it immensely?
I know I am shocked too.
I think the livestream is a good balance for me as a writer and with social anxiety, because I feel like I’m connecting with others about the thing I love to do–tell stories–but in a way where there is still a distance/barrier so that I can pull back when I get overwhelmed and not hurt anyone’s feelings. Overall, it’s a win-win situation!
Last check in, I asked you storytellers what your 456th word in your WIP was, and I had a huge smile while reading your answers! As usual, here is my answer to last weeks question!
My 456th word is….out
so philosophical and deep 😂.
With that said let’s look at my daily thoughts earlier this week!
Saturday, July 13, 2019:
Words written: 291 | Total Word Count: 1,213
I WROTE THINGS!
It wasn’t a lot of words, and I only wrote for like 30 minutes before I had to go to doctors but WORDS WERE WRITTEN!!! Much proud I am of me.
Sunday, July 14, 2019:
Words written: 394 | Total Word Count: 1,607
SMALL BUT THE WORDS ARE MIGHTY. I am finding myself comparing my zero draft to those already published and getting into that mindset of “well this isnt even close to being awesome like these guys, I might as well just stop” but I have to keep telling myself that this is the zero draft and is suppose to be a hot mess. Can’t get glammed without a blank face–and we are currently making the blank face.
Monday, July 15, 2019:
Words written: 0 | Total Word Count: 1607
All the errands and reading for Review obligations was done today, so I knew ahead of time I wasn’t going to be able to write today. Slowly learning to not beat myself up on this. If I write–I write, if I don’t–then that’s fine too. This shit is a process, and one I am super rusty on as it has been years since I have actually set down to write a novel again. With that said, I am re-learning to enjoy the process and the bumps that come with it!
Tuesday, July 16, 2019:
Words written: 1,423 | Total Word Count: 3,030
I did it. I actually woke up at 4:50am to join the write-in livestream with BytheBrooke on youtube at 5am. Shockingly enough, I wasn’t upset like offset that I was up before Jesus; and also that I actually was super productive for the two-ish hours that I stayed with the live stream before having to get ready for work. I think the sprinting format really helped my wondering focus stay in one place, which I know many of you in the comments mentioned I try as a way to start writing (thank you!)–happy to report I am loving it!
I think I might just implement the Pomodoro technique into my writing sessions as I do at work and see if I get more words in that way!
I wrote 844 words this morning during the livestream and I have another one I am planning on participating in tonight, so hopefully I can get today’s words written to 2k? Fingers crossed!
Update: Didn’t make it to 2k words today, BUT I WAS HELLA CLOSE!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019:
Words written: 0 | Total Word Count: 3,030
I did a bad joojoo and stopped writing at a complete scene. Now ya girl doesn’t know how to continue…shit.
Thursday, July 18, 2019:
Words written: 0 | Total Word Count: 3,030
I am realizing that I suck at writing on gym days when I see my PT. I am such a limp noodle after that all I do after is shower and go to sleep. What are words?
Plus, I’m still fucking stuck.
Friday, July 19, 2019:
Words written: 0| Total Word Count: 3,030
Queer Eye season 4 was released. That is really all you need to know about how my day went.
Also, still stuck. Yup.
And we are current! Check out today’s thoughts and progress on next Saturday’s check in! But until then…
Are you participating in Camp this month? If so, what is the first sentence of your WIP?