Hey writer friends! It’s barely past the halfway point for Camp NaNoWriMo, and I wish this update would sound more exciting than it will. But follow-up is part of goal setting, right?
As of April 1st, I’ve only written 2,640 words out of my 10,000 word goal. I wanted to revisit Speechless and write some missing scenes. The only problem is that I have resorted to editing (and the words in my word count are just filler words or sentences that needed to be there) or I’ve just read what I’ve put together for the past few years.
I’ve been stuck in the editing phase for so long, that I’ve lost my writing routine.
I’m faced with this reality: winning Camp NaNoWriMo isn’t everything, and if I don’t make my goal, there won’t be a sudden implosion inside my laptop. *Thinks about it and frantically starts saving everything* The only person who will be disappointed will be me.
But something good has come from this. As I’ve spent so much time with Destiny Seeker to finally see it published and complete, I’ve left Speechless behind. As I’ve started to read and edit, I’ve been able to get myself reacquainted with my manuscript and it’s led me to think more about where I want the story to go. It’s got a high cheesy factor and it’s completely different from Destiny Seeker in many regards, but I’m more aware of those things and I look forward to spending time fixing those things.
So, I probably won’t finish at my intended goal this month, but I think I’ll be much more prepared to do hardcore writing come July, the next round of Camp NaNoWriMo. Even more, I will be training myself to set better goals and not be morbidly upset if they aren’t completed when I hoped they’d be.
How has this month been for you and your writing goals? Any tips for getting right back into the writing fray? Comment below or send me a tweet!
2 comments on “Mid-month Camp NaNoWriMo Update”
Word count isn’t everything. is it?. NaNo was originally designed for would-be writers who needed a kick in the dupa to get started and actually finish something. For a real writer like you, other things, such as editing or getting the words RIGHT instead of merely typed, are going to take precedence. So I salute you regardless!
That was actually much needed, Ed. Thanks for the reminder/perspective check! 😀