CampNaNoWriMo Week 2 Recap


CampNaNoWriMo is halfway over!

We finally got some spring-like weather around here! I’m definitely in higher spirits now, but it hasn’t done much good for my word count just yet.

Winter weather in April really suppresses me spirits, but did you know sudden, beautiful spring weather is also distracting? The weather over the last few days lured me outside. I didn’t write much, but I like to think I was filling my well. Now that I’ve enjoyed some spring weather I’ll have more energy to dedicate to my writing.

Even though I’m feeling more optimistic, I’m thinking about lowering my word count goal for the month. Two weeks ago 1,000 words a day felt more than possible. Now because I’ve been struggling I’ll need to write around 1,500 words per day to finish on time. That’s getting a little too close to the words per day needed for traditional NaNoWriMo which I knew I wouldn’t be able to handle this month.

Now that I’ve decided to change my goal, I need to decide how much I want to lower it. I could cut my goal in half and lower my daily goal below 1,000 words, or could lower it just enough to get my goal back to 1,000 words per day. Both options have some appeal. What do you think I should do?

I just want to work on The Dreams! That story has been neglected far too much lately. I get anxious about my pitiful buffer for Inbetween and feel like I can’t step back from it to tackle an equally important project. I’d say I wish there were more hours in the days but I know I’d end up wasting the extra time somehow.

I’m looking forward to writing in week 3. I have high hopes!

How’s CampNaNoWriMo going for you? Are you considering changing your goal? Let me know!

4 thoughts on “CampNaNoWriMo Week 2 Recap

  1. I set my goal at 50k, but that’s because I started with about 30k of it actually written… I haven’t really been writing consistently either, and I too blame the weather. And I’m not really tracking my progress every day, just working on one chapter at a time, pasting it into a google doc when done, and checking the word count then. So it’s, like, high word count goal but low pressure. Which is good, because I’m at the point in the story where it’s not as easy to write as the beginning was so I’ve sort of lost steam, but at least I have SOMETHING to make me feel accountable and try to finish anyway.

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