- Project: Inbetween
- Chapter: Thirty Three
- Word count: 2,212
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It’s August already! The year has really been flying by.
Since fall is just around the corner, I thought I should start making some plans for what I would like to accomplish with my writing during the final months of the year. Some of my plans involve staples of the fall season for writers, but others should be completely new and exciting.
I’ll be participating in NaNoWriMo, of course. Right now it looks like I’ll be a NaNoRebel again this year. Inbetween is still going strong. I doubt I’ll reach the conclusion of the first draft before November 1. I’m not sure if Inbetween will still have another 50,000 words to go by the time we reach November, but if I finish up the story, I have plenty of other ideas for things to write. If it looks like Inbetween is winding down, I’ll just have to start outlining something new in October.
In September I plan to start writing a new draft of The Dreams. I’m working on the outline for this new draft now. This rewrite will be a Patreon exclusive while I am writing it. My hope is that posting it to a smaller audience of interested individuals will give me the courage to really leave my comfort zone while writing this draft. Looking back over the version I posted, I can tell I was really pulling my punches for certain scenes. I’d like to change that. If you’re interested in following this new evolution of my first serial, be sure to join me on Patreon.
Sometime this fall I’ll also resume my efforts to record a serial audiobook version of The Dreams. The summer thwarted my attempts to record, but once the temperatures are cooler I should be able to close off a room enough to make recording possible. There will be more news about the ETA of this project once I’m able to start recording.
Do you have any projects planned for the fall? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
Winning and failing a personal challenge event like CampNaNoWriMo is all a matter of perspective, isn’t it?
Did I officially win? I set a target word count and failed to meet that target, so officially I failed the CampNaNoWriMo challenge.
Do I still consider July CampNaNoWriMo to be a success? Yes! I’ve had Camps in the past that were total disasters. This one was not.
I started out the month with an almost impossibly high goal. I decided to lower it later in the month to a word count that was more reasonable, but still challenging. In the end, I failed to meet that lowered goal, but I managed to have the best monthly word count since last November.
I wrote over 14,000 words in July. I wanted to write more, but I couldn’t be more proud of the words I did write. They’ll need to be polished, of course, but I know I can work with them. Maybe if I’d pushed myself harder I would have written more words, but there’s a good chance that I would have more words that I hate and need to cut immediately.
My graph for the month isn’t perfect, but it shows progress. I’m really proud of the consistent progress I managed at the end of the month. If I can keep up that sort of writing routine, I’ll be in great shape.
How did CampNaNoWriMo go for you? Did you have any sort of unofficial win for Camp?