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?