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  1. I have exams, so I'd like to keep it manageable and pledge 10k 😄
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Words to add: 11360 wordsNew total: 16431 words Have sort of forgotten to update here, yikes 😧
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    Quitting a book

    Sometimes that long expected reading experience just doesn't measure up. What then? Do you grit your teeth and plow through? Or do you leave the book behind without a second thought? Anywhere in between? What sort of chances do you give a book that is not doing it for you? I just started reading an historical novel, set in the 14th century. The blurb on the backside was very intriguing, so of course it came home with me from the library. I start reading and boy, the language is tedious, full of boring and unnecessary exposition. There is very little rhytm and mix of sentences, who in long paragraphs are all pretty much the same length. This is annoying. I'm only some 30 pages in, but I don't know... I want to like it, but it's a slow read to begin with. A few years back I didn't manage to put a book down, no matter how much I disliked it. I just HAD to finish, or something bad would happen. Now I can luckily put a book down and call it a day, and return it to where it belongs without too much guilt.
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    Wordcount Tracking Spreadsheet

    I wish I could give you more heart-likes, so I'm just spamming this entry a little: ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Words to add: 940 wordsNew total: 5051 words 5th of April
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Words to add: 918 wordsNew total: 4111 words 4th of April
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Words to add: 1090 wordsNew total: 3193 words Third of april, woooh!
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Words to add: 1016 wordsNew total: 2103 words Daily goal two days in a row, waaaay ❤️ 2nd of April donnnnee.
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    April Check-In Thread

    I wrote words!Previous month's total: 0 wordsWords to add: 1087 wordsNew total: 1087 words This was written on April 1st, hope it's okay I'm a day late for posting it here 🙂
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    1st day of Camp

    This is not a drill people! I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The day is finally upon as and Camp April is well on its way. How are you feeling? Writing going well? Your research making the journey smooth? Or are you starting from scratch with only a small idea to evolve into a magical adventure? Deductive vs Inductive Story telling, take a look at this forum thread if you're curious about new ways of categorizing writing, that might feel more fitting than just planner or pantser. I'm writing very slowly, but making most of the day by giving my chapters funny names that summarize the action about to take place. Happy writing everyone!
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    A Writer's One Free Trick - From Tor

    Such a fun thread! All the selfcomplimenting is awesome! I think that my knack is special details, just a little fun, quirky, strange, odd extra that adds some spice to the character/setting/plot. A little thing to remember.
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    1st day of Camp

    @Jedi Knight Muse Must feel nice to get to skip the research phase, hoho. Sounds like you're having a very busy first day of April though! 20k is still a good goal, and if you get a bit of a head start tomorrow, you'll always have some room for distractions throughout the month 😄
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    Word VS Google Docs VS Scrivener Word Count Accuracy

    This is some complicated math happening! It is interesting to see the discrepancies, but also a little... worrying? I guess it's correct when they say that words truly are magic.
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    Word VS Google Docs VS Scrivener Word Count Accuracy

    Could there be some difference in the way they count word? How do they deal with spaces or words with hyphens? I mainly use Scrivener so I haven't noticed the discrepancy before 😕 But kind of shifty if that is how they are, because that is a major difference in words.
  15. April is soon upon as, and with it comes Camp Nano! Do you participate? If so, how do you prepare yourself for this month in a small cabin in the wilderness with 19 other people? 👻
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    Camp April - a Nano adventure

    A sentence is all it takes for a story to begin! What sort of addition is it? An exploration of a backstory, or an explanation of an event, or something else?
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    Tracking Your Work

    Mother of pearl that is a cool tracking sheet! @Manu That looks so amazing!
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    Camp April - a Nano adventure

    @Elena Should be a good starting point with it being a sequel, a lot of basic research and rules of how the world/story can work is already in place 😄
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    Tracking Your Work

    I have actually never thought of doing this. Why I haven't is beyond me. I loooove lists, and tracking numbers and progress and such. I gotta step up my game and get me some of that word tracking! 🤑
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    Quitting a book

    @Elena I like your take on finishing books whether you like them or not. The possibility to learn how to do something, or how NOT to do something, is always valuable in writing. I remember reading The Hobbit as my first Tolkien-book, and I was very confused to begin with. Although I do remember liking it. Other than that, I haven't managed to actually finish any other of his written works. I want to, yet... hnnnnng. @Sheepy-Pie Yeah, some books just sort of drift away without you really planning on that happening. @Mynoris I know the feeling! I have my books at three different "homes", so sometimes when I start reading a book at one place, I forgot to bring it to the other, then it just sort of... gets forgotten. Yet I can't just pick it up where I left it later, because it feels like I'm lacking something in the continuity of the story.
  21. We probably spend a lot of time on the internet. A fair portion of that time might go to browsing Goodreads, or Bookbub or what have you, for the next exciting read. I just came across this YA retelling of the legend of King Arthur, and I just wanted to share it with you all. What books have you come across recently that might in the end persuade you to buy/borrow them?
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    Camp April - a Nano adventure

    Important to have manageable goals that won't compromise other parts of life! I'm setting my bet at 25k this year, because I've done so many before, and I just feel the number being right, haha. I like calling it NaNo-lite, such a cute title!
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    Camp April - a Nano adventure

    Yeah, I've never actually "won" at camp, no matter how many times I've tried. In April I've always somehow gotten the spring blues halfway through the month, and July I've been working too much to bother. But this time, this time I feel a connection with my story, and my writing, and feel better in my life, so yay! Which means, I'm actually prepping 😮 Working on characters, creatures, story, outline, what have you. And I'm having fun! It is shaping up to be different than I initially planned, but it feels nice to go were it wants to go for once. Forcing a story into the mold I want it, hasn't been too fruitful before, so, here goes nothing! Otherwise, I'm pretty sure I need to have marshmellows in the house to accompany me through Camp. It just feels like a necessity.
  24. I'm joining and pledging 25k words, my goal for Camp this time too ^^,
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    Quitting a book

    I find that very admirable! Does that count even if you don't like what you're reading, or do you feel you still get something out of a bad experience? That is such a smart feature! I'm trying to do more research into books as well, instead of the whole impulse buys I tend to do when I feel a strange sense of intrigue when reading the blurb. I also try to lend books at the library more, and if I really like it and see myself rereading it in the future, I'm more likely to buy my own copy.
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