CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 Recap


April. The first NaNoWriMo session of the year. This session is probably the closest we can get to the opposite of NaNoWriMo in terms of weather and seasonal situation.

My goal this month is to bring Inbetween to a total of 120,000 words. While I’m working on that I’m trying to keep my usual posting schedule. I wasn’t sure I could handle it and I think only time will tell.

These non-November NaNo months are so hard for me. The atmosphere around the April and July Camp sessions is vastly different from the original November NaNoWriMo. The timing of the events is probably the most difficult hurdle for me to overcome.

This week started Camp with some classic spring weather. I think I got a touch of spring fever. I have a feeling it will only get worse as the nice weather kicks into full swing.

Another problem I encountered this week is probably part of the reason NaNoWriMo rules call for a new project to be started. Continuing Inbetween meant starting out the month trying to wrap up a plot arc. I’m terrible at endings. My skill at beginnings is debatable, but I do have more practice starting things than ending them.

I had a couple good days this week and a couple lackluster days. The toughest day by far was Thursday. I revise on Thursdays and that didn’t leave me a lot of time or energy for writing. I don’t want to stop posting new chapters during Camp so I’m going to have to figure out a way to work around my revision time.

All of this makes it sound like I made things much more difficult for myself. I’m pretty sure I did. I’m still sticking with my original goals. If I work hard I think I can make it work.

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month? Are you on track to meet your goal?

7 thoughts on “CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 Recap

  1. It’s hard, but it get better, especially when the time come that you when you look back you’ll see how much you accomplish. I’m participating also and a some days behind. Good luck to you. πŸ‘


  2. I’m actually ahead of the goal I set, but that’s because I set the bar pretty low, haha. Writing 26 short stories at about 500 words each would be 13000 words, but I’m not actually very good at writing stories that short. I may have to revise my estimate/goal based on my daily average.


    • That’s awesome!

      I’m terrible at short stories so writing 26 of them in a month sounds overwhelming to me. I think going over your estimated word count per story is pretty normal in the rough draft phase.

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      • Short stories are hard! Haha, the other day my partner commented that only one of my stories so far is really 100% standalone. The others are basically just fragments of a larger backstory that, while okay to read on their own, pretty much beg to be expanded upon. And I probably will, for several of them.


      • That’s exactly what would end up happening to me if I tried to write short stories. There’s always more to the story and I can’t resist revisiting the characters and their world to expand upon it.

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