It took me much longer than usual to feel ready to think about about Camp NaNoWriMo this time around. Typically, I’m getting geared up for Camp a month ahead of time. This time it is June 29 and I’m just getting around to creating my project over on NaNoWriMo.
My plan is an old plan you’ve heard before if you’ve read posts about my projects for prior Camp NaNo events. I want to write more of draft 3 of The Dreams.
I have some doubts about whether or not this is the best way to set myself up for a winning word count in July. On one hand, this is the project I want to write. On the other hand, I have been struggling with my writing in general lately and The Dreams in particular. Focusing on this project might make it easier to carry bad habits and bad feelings about my writing with me into July. Writing something else could give me a fresh start. However, I need to write what I want to write. Forcing myself to work on something else won’t make rebuilding the habit of writing any easier.
I have a secondary goal for the month of July. I want to rebuild my writing habits. My mental health hasn’t been the greatest lately, but I can tell I’m starting to feel better over the last week or two. I’m ready to build myself back up again. The biggest part of myself that I’ve lost in all this is my writing. It’s time to get it back.
The NaNo community isn’t quite as active during Camp events compared to the main event in November, but I’m going to be out there picking up as much good energy and inspiration as I can next month. Send good vibes and encouragement if you have any to spare!