Camp NanoWriMo: 75% Done! Fictionary Launched!

It’s been a big week for me. I finished 75% of my Camp Nanowrimo word count goal, launched Fictionary, and created a Fictionary explainer video. Exhausting but truly fun.

Great DaneThe novel I’m writing in the camp is called Evolution and is a challenge for me. The Stone Mountain Series and Look The Other Way are all written in third person point of view. Evolution is written in first person point of view. It’s quite different to write an entire novel from on character’s point of view.

Daisy, a Great Dane, has a key part in Evolution. The story is written from Jaz Cooper’s point of view, but Daisy has a “big” role. I’m having lots of fun with her character. Can you see the slobber?

I’d love to know if any of you have written from both first and third person point of view and what challenges you faced. Any tips are most appreciated.

Fictionary - Logo - 400What does Fictionary have to do with Camp Nanowrimo?

I’m going to use Fictionary to do a big-picture edit on Evolution. I created the online tool for writers because I wanted a tool to help me edit the structure, not the words. Now I’m happy to share that with other writers who want to create a great story readers love. You can try Fictionary for free!

Screen Shot 2017-07-17 at 7.02.30 PMNow back to Nanwrimo.

I reached 75% of my word goal. That’s 15,000 words. 5,000 more and I have my first draft of Evolution done. Anyone else doing Camp Nanowrimo? Let me know in the comments how it’s going.



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My first ever video is now on Youtube. It explains what Fictionary does. Creating this was a learning experience for me. I made the video on Youtube, then edited it using iMovie, then uploaded it back to Youtube.

There always seems to be a new challenge, but wouldn’t life be boring without it? 🙂

Thanks for reading.


5 thoughts on “Camp NanoWriMo: 75% Done! Fictionary Launched!

  1. Congrats! I’m slowly working through my project, and hope I can get the same gumption going that you have! It’s awesome that you’ve gotten 75% there and it’s only July 18th. Plus its really cool you’re trying out 1st person perspective. For many year that was the only perspective I wanted to write in. By now I’m utterly rusty with it, but I’m writing a short story for amazon(which I started to take a break from my Camp NaNo project) that is multi-perspective first person and toys with tense. I really find the challenge is keep everything from being a boring I statement, but I’ve begun to realize that language is something I clean up on rewrites and other editing. The biggest thing beyond that is keeping characters voices very distinct, which I usually don’t have problems with unless I’m trying to write when I am more so knowing I need to than wanting to. My tip for that has been a bit of meditation, focusing on the characters I’m trying to write and how they feel only.

    I’m wishing you luck!

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    1. Hi D. Thank you for such a thoughtful response. You’re right about the I issue. It’s a new way to compose sentences for me. I’ve been scanning the first word of every paragraph to see if I start to many with I.

      I’m not finding it much different keeping the characters distinct. I love writing dialogue. It’s a great place make characters sound distinct.

      Good luck with Nano and your short story. I’ve only written 2 short stories. My main interest is a full novel.


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