I Finally Signed up for July Camp NaNoWriMo

This might be the latest in the month I’ve ever declared a Camp NaNoWriMo project. I knew I was going to participate, but I couldn’t find the time to sit down and set up my project on the website.

It’s done now and that’s all that matters.

I’m continuing to work on the fourth draft of The Dreams. My writing stamina is still not where I’d like it to be so I’m keeping my goal low. 5,000 words in a month is still going to be a stretch for me. However, if I can manage to write that in July, I think there’s hope that I’ll be ready to write 50,000 in November.

At this point I don’t think I’m ready for Camp. Even with a low goal, victory might still be out of reach. Out of all the Camp NaNoWriMo sessions since the event began, I’ve only won once. Back in July 2020 I managed 10,000 words. I’m not sure I will be able to succeed next month even with my goal only half as big.

Hopefully working on a project I already know so well will make the words come easier. I’d be in trouble right now if I was starting with something new. With my writing muscles in better condition pantsing for a smaller event wouldn’t be such a big deal, but I need guideposts to keep me on track these days.

Maybe I’ll be ready for something new in November. That will depend on how comfortable I am with writing again. I miss being able to sit down and write a ton of words in a single day and feeling capable of doing the same thing again the next day.


Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo next month? What sort of goal have you set?

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