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Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 4

Dogs are tuckered out after excursion to CityCentre. Now I can write!
Dogs are tuckered out after excursion to CityCentre. Now I can write!

I am — very briefly — in the lead on the word count for people in my cabin with 3857 words. That’s less than a thousand words a day. I’m stunned at how few actual new words I’m writing as I revise the book. Part of it is the revision process, but part of it is that I’m doing less because I have a lower goal than regular NaNo. Still, I’m over a third of the way to my goal and it’s only Day 4. My only concern is whether I will actually need to add 10 K words to the book. I’m expanding some scenes that were originally very thinly written and I’m also adding some scenes that I realize I need, but it’s hard to gauge how many more words revising and editing will produce.

Because writing is solitary and not something most people can identify with, here’s a pic I took today of my dogs…and also some tea. 🙂 A picture’s worth a thousand words, as the saying goes…hey, can I add these to my word count??!! 😉

Jasmine tea
Jasmine tea


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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