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?