July Camp NaNoWriMo Week 3 Recap


The first half of the month was smooth sailing. Week 3 was a disaster in comparison.

Things weren’t all that bad, honestly. Comparing it to weeks 1 and 2 just makes things seem worse than they are. I had a couple good days and a couple not so good days in the last week. I’m still doing better this month than I’ve done during any other Camp NaNoWriMo event ever.

Going into week 4, I do have a bit of catching up to do. It’ll be a little bit more work, but I think I’m up to the task. My goal is within reach!

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I still feel a little bit guilty for having a goal of only 10k, but 2020 seems to be all about lowering our expectations. This month has been pretty stressful. Having a goal I can reach without either setting aside several hours or counting on an intense burst of productivity every day is exactly what I needed. Managing expectations and taking care of myself is my primary goal in every aspect of life these days.

The best thing about this month is that I want to write. Even after a less productive week, I’m feeling motivated to work on this story. I love this story. It’s familiar to me, but still exciting. The excitement pushes me to keep writing. The familiarity makes it easier to get to work on the days I have anxieties weighing me down.

This week I also found my favorite (non) statistic provided on the NaNoWriMo challenge page for my project. I haven’t entered any writing times when I input my daily word counts which results in a blank “when I write” statistic. It’s adorable! Screenshot_2020-07-23 NaNoWriMo(1)How did week 3 of Camp NaNoWriMo go for you? Week 3 is always a bit of a struggle for me so I hope you are able to stick with it into week 4.