CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 Recap

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April. The first NaNoWriMo session of the year. This session is probably the closest we can get to the opposite of NaNoWriMo in terms of weather and seasonal situation.

My goal this month is to bring Inbetween to a total of 120,000 words. While I’m working on that I’m trying to keep my usual posting schedule. I wasn’t sure I could handle it and I think only time will tell.

These non-November NaNo months are so hard for me. The atmosphere around the April and July Camp sessions is vastly different from the original November NaNoWriMo. The timing of the events is probably the most difficult hurdle for me to overcome.

This week started Camp with some classic spring weather. I think I got a touch of spring fever. I have a feeling it will only get worse as the nice weather kicks into full swing.

Another problem I encountered this week is probably part of the reason NaNoWriMo rules call for a new project to be started. Continuing Inbetween meant starting out the month trying to wrap up a plot arc. I’m terrible at endings. My skill at beginnings is debatable, but I do have more practice starting things than ending them.

I had a couple good days this week and a couple lackluster days. The toughest day by far was Thursday. I revise on Thursdays and that didn’t leave me a lot of time or energy for writing. I don’t want to stop posting new chapters during Camp so I’m going to have to figure out a way to work around my revision time.

All of this makes it sound like I made things much more difficult for myself. I’m pretty sure I did. I’m still sticking with my original goals. If I work hard I think I can make it work.

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month? Are you on track to meet your goal?

Writing Progress March 13 – 19, 2017

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March 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 44,902
  • Today’s word count: 694
  • Thoughts: I wrote in anticipation of the snow and then during the snow. I don’t know if it was because of the storm or because of daylight saving, but I stayed up way later than usual writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, as long as the storm allows our power to stay on I’ll be writing. If the storm knocks out our power, I’ll have to get creative/do some planning by candlelight.

March 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 45,136
  • Today’s word count: 234
  • Thoughts: Well, my power didn’t go out. I spent a bit too much time worrying about the snow which impacted my writing time. I also managed to hurt my back today (or maybe I hurt it earlier and the pain just got worse today) and ended up with tension headaches from that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of that good old writing stuff. I’m so close to wrapping up the first arc of Inbetween. I can’t wait to have it all posted for you guys to see.

March 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,067
  • Today’s word count: 931
  • Thoughts: This is the sort of writing day I love to have. Not only did I have a decent word count, but I accomplished other things during the day so I’m extra happy with myself today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revising. Thursday is revision day, as usual. I really hope I can get some writing done tomorrow too. We’ll see how things go.

March 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,129
  • Today’s word count: 62
  • Thoughts: Not bad for an editing day. I cut a couple hundred words. I added back a bit more than that. I can live with a day like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up this week’s revisions and get back on to writing all day.

March 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 46,570
  • Today’s word count: 441
  • Thoughts: Finished up revisions, posted the chapter for my patrons and wrote some more! Overall today was a great day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter to the blog and write!

March 18

No writing progress made. I posted this week’s chapter, but the rest of the day really fell apart. It wasn’t a bad day, but it wasn’t at all conducive to writing.

March 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 47,197
  • Today’s word count: 627
  • Thoughts: That’s better! I like days like this. I can see the end of this arc and it’s both propelling me forward and urging me to slow down. This always seems to happen when I’m wrapping something up. I’m not sure if I should work with it or try to change the way I react to endings.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I hope I can finish writing this arc this week!

Special Announcement of the Week

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