Camp NaNo Update – Two Weeks In

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So, I sort of went a bit quiet on the Camp NaNoWriMo front after declaring I had weeks to plan and prepare for it…

And I did plan…

And I did prepare…

And on the 1st of July I decided to work on a different project. Sigh. That’s just how my brain works sometimes…

The project I’m working on is not a new one, and you will probably have heard me talking of it, if you’ve been following me here or over on Wattpad for the last few years. It’s my Oath Sworn Trilogy, the first book of which is Oathbreaker. However, since I finished that first draft (back in 2018!), the project has grown exponentially to encompass not one trilogy, but two running side-by-side, as well as three standalone novels and two novellas!

So I set my daily target at the low end, knowing that, should I not be able to write everyday, the total target for the month should still be achievable. So 500 words a day, for a total of 15,500 words by the end of the month. So far so good: project picked and goal set.

On the first day, I managed to exceed my daily target. Woohoo! Then, for the next 12 days, I couldn’t find the time to write one. single. word. on my project.

Come Day 13, I was determined to fix that, and so I put my To Do list where I wouldn’t see it, sat down at my desk and gave myself permission to write, as if nothing else mattered (nothing important, at any rate!).

And my! It was glorious! And thankfully I managed to carry that same enthusiasm to make the time, and the momentum to make that time count, into Day 14. I’m now just shy of being a third into my goal. Hopefully it will continue into the second half of the month…

If you’re doing July’s Camp NaNo, how are you fairing?

9 thoughts on “Camp NaNo Update – Two Weeks In

  1. Great news, sometimes inspiration needs a swift kick. My poetry is trotting along, though driving me mad. Topics are growing thin on the trees 🙄

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  2. I love what you shared here, Sammi! I did NOT elect to do the “camp”, as I knew I’d fail miserably 🙂 But each year in November, I’m thankful that YOU were the one who encouraged me to give NaNoWriMo a try–it was an exhilarating experience, and I still have the first draft of my novel…unfinished, but waiting 🙂

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  3. Pingback: A Little Writing Update – Camp NaNo, A Competition and a Writing Challenge | Sammi Cox

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