April Camp NaNoWriMo was a disaster

My Camp NaNoWriMo participation goes way back. I was there for the first ever Camp NaNoWriMo. I wasn’t tracking my word count back then so I can’t be certain, but I think this might have been my worst Camp ever.

What happened?

Well, I went into the month knowing I would be very, very busy. We were in the process of buying a house. We closed on the house on April 21. I had hoped things would calm down a bit once that happened and I’d be able to get back to writing.

That didn’t happen.

When I set my goal for the month, I’d tried to factor in how distracted I would be by major life events. I severely underestimated how much of my brain power would be consumed by this. I’ve moved before, but I’ve never bought a house. Having the opportunity to make the space exactly what we want it to be has opened up a world of possibilities for us.

I can’t remember the last time I let writing fall to the wayside like this. I don’t like it. I’m just glad I won’t have to do move again for a long, long time.

The best thing I can do at this point is not to dwell on it. Everything will settle down once I’m done moving.

There’s still too much going on for me to spend a lot of time reflecting on my Camp failure. I’m just happy I managed to write a couple hundred words while I barely have time to sit down let alone attempt to write. Instead, I’m going to look forward. May is going to be another busy month. June will almost certainly be better. I should be in a much better place for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo session. I’m looking forward to making up for lost time then.


How did Camp go for you last month? I hope you reached your goals or at least had fun with your project.

Are you planning on participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in July? I’m starting my search for writing buddies early so I can have the biggest support group possible.

4 thoughts on “April Camp NaNoWriMo was a disaster

  1. Mine was a disaster in terms of word count but excellent in terms of getting my head where it needed to be. Very contradictory and odd month – I’m still trying to find the right words to write about a successful failure!

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