CampNaNoWriMo Week 3 Recap

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Can you believe we’re already this far into April?

For me it feels like the first weekend of Camp was just a few days ago. I wish Camp had just started a few days ago. Then my word count would be great!

At this point in the month I know I won’t be reaching my goal. Now it is just a matter of seeing how close to finishing I can get. At long as I write more than I do in an average month I think I’ll be happy. Last month I managed to write about 11,500 words so 12,000 seems like a reasonable consolation prize of a goal for April.

Life just hasn’t been kind to me this month. I usually try not to blame my low or inconsistent word counts on anything other than myself, but this month has really done its best to drag me down. So far this month, one of my grandparents has been in the hospital multiple times and I’ve been trying to care for a fish with recurring health issues at home. I feel like part of my brain that should be used to writing is filled up with thoughts about illness and worrying.

For the end of CampNaNoWriMo, my goal is to use writing as a refuge. I want to reclaim that part of my mind and carve out a worry-free space just for writing.

Sometimes life makes us rearrange our priorities. Right now I want to work on reclaiming an equilibrium in my life and in my mind. There’s always going to be something for me to worry about. It’s part of life. I just need to make sure I keep doing the things I love once the period of crisis has passed.

How was the third week of CampNaNoWriMo for you? Did you change your goal before the cut off date? Have you validated your word count and claimed your win? Are you struggling with problems that have nothing to do with writing like me? Let me know in the comments!

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