Hey everyone! As you may know I have been tackling Camp Nanowrimo again and I’m glad to say that the July session is going far better than the April session. Mostly I’m bouncing between a few different projects and both writing new content as well as editing.
I’m mostly on track to hit 50k for the month, but it’s a soft goal so I’m not going to be upset with myself if I don’t hit it. Still, I’m at almost 25k words cumulatively, so I think if this upcoming weekend goes well I will be able to hit it.
With the July session of Camp Nanowrimo coming up I realized I hadn’t given a writing update in a while. To be fair, I haven’t yet bounced back from the last year or so mental health wise and have been trying to concentrate on self care and just letting myself be.
April’s Camp Nanowrimo session didn’t see me accomplishing as much as I wanted, but I did make a decent amount of progress. Since then I’ve had a few different ideas hit me, so ended up with three more stories in different stages of progress.
It’s at that point where I have to let it flow when it wants to flow and be kind to myself when it doesn’t. I am planning on doing Camp in July, so we’ll see what happens.
Hey all! I haven’t talked about it a whole lot this month since I’ve been really taking some mental health time, but I have been participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. I started a new project to see where it would take me and so far I’ve written about 18k words.
It’s a slower pace than I would want, but to be honest the first half of the month was rough. In the last week or so things have really picked up, I’ve started actually feeling a bit better and writing wise have been more inspired.
I hope that this year I will be more on track for both Camp sessions as well as regular NaNoWriMo in November, but there’s no way to know for sure. Fingers crossed!
Hey everyone! For some reason the first week of July got away from me so I haven’t yet started my Camp Nanowrimo project.
I debated just skipping the July session of Camp, but figured it would be better to do it and have something motivating me even if I missed one week. I am just going to work on the story I’ve been working on here and there. I’m not setting too lofty of a goal, so I’ve set it to 25k and we’ll see where we go.
As you can probably tell I’m not going to put a huge amount of pressure on myself. I’m coming out of a reading slump and don’t want to put myself in a writing slump by forcing anything. Last year and this year have taken tolls on so many things, mental health being one of the major ones and I think I’m really feeling the brunt of that now. So with my writing and reading I’m going to be kind with myself and make sure that I have fun with it rather than forcing myself. Anyone else feeling that way?
Well here we are everyone, it’s almost the end of April. I definitely haven’t written the amount that I thought I would in this month, but I’m not too torn up about it. To be honest other things took priority over writing and sometimes that is just the way it goes.
I thought April would be a nice, quiet month where I would be able to get tons of reading and writing done, but in reality it was very stressful. My day job takes priority and I definitely had some high priority projects that had to be done. Add onto that the fact that my cat had to go to the vet for a possibly big procedure (thankfully it ended up being best case scenario and she is absolutely fine!) and we had the loss of a family member in my family at the end of March. All those things kind of compounded together and demanded my time.
Still, in the last week I was able to do some editing and a little bit of writing. Sometimes simply writing myself out of a corner is an accomplishment – and I was able to do that with a couple of my stories. Hopefully that will mean that in future months I’ll be able to get a lot more writing done.
Well friends, I do not come with good news today. I was excited to get into April and get some good writing done but here we are halfway through the month and I’ve written a few paragraphs. To be fair at the end of March my family was dealt a blow and we lost a family member, so that definitely contributes to my lack of writing.
I’ve also been gaming. Probably more than I should, but it’s stress relief.
So really it’s just been a month that I’ve been doing some other things and dealing with larger issues. Because of this my muse has decided that they are taking a vacation and have only been appearing when I absolutely cannot write. -_-
I’m still going to do my best to write what I can, but I don’t foresee me reaching my goal for Camp Nanowrimo. You can only do what you can and I’m obviously having to concentrate on other things.
Well, here we are. We’re on the cusp of the end of March and April is staring me in the face. I have chosen which idea I’m going to work on for Camp Nano, and set a soft goal of 30k words. I figured that is 1000 words a day, but I know that it could end up being a lofty goal with the reading I’m hoping to do, plus working a full time job.
With all that said, I am going to do my best to get a solid start on this story done. It’s only in the beginning stages, but so far I like what I have. I’m not going to give away too much information because it is so new, but I’m hopeful that the muse will play nice and allow me to write.
Who else is doing Camp this year? Are you writing something new, or editing?
Hey everyone! I know I talked about the upcoming session of Camp NaNoWriMo not too long ago on here, but the closer we get the more excited I am about it. I guess I’m just in that space where I’m ready to write but haven’t really had the time to do it – so Camp will give me the push I need to do it.
I have been making minor edits and changes to some things, cleaning them up a bit – but my writing style is very fluid. While I often have an idea of specific scenes, plot movement and more, all of those things can actually change when I do dig into actually writing. If I feel the way I had originally plotted something doesn’t sit right, then I change it.
I guess all that is to say that I really want to dive into it again – but more and more I am pretty sure I am just going to work on something fresh and new that I don’t have a ton of notes or plotted scenes for. I feel like just doing spur of the moment writing will help get my muse settled back into its place. This may be seen as me avoiding the stories that are farther along, but to be honest I need to let them sit a bit since there is some writer’s block going on with some of them. Sometimes they just need to be by themselves for a little while and think about what they’ve done – haha.
Who else is planning on doing Camp? Happy writing!
Hey everyone! It’s already nearly mid-march and I feel like the first few months of this year have gone by incredibly fast. Soon we’ll be planting gardens, spending more time outside, opening up the windows and more. It also means that April is almost upon us which means another round of Camp NaNoWriMo.
I’m not completely sure just yet what I will be working on, but I do have a couple projects that are still in very young stages that I may decide to work on. It might be nice to work on something completely new and fresh, so I will likely go that route.
I do still have a number of projects that are in different stages of progress, but I feel like if I work on one that I’ve got a fair bit done on it might slow my progress down. That thinking is what is really making me want to start fresh with one of my newer ideas and just how much I can get done in the month of April.
I don’t know yet if I want to have a certain amount of words accomplished, but I do know I am going to try and make a goal of writing something every day of the month, even if it’s not much.
What are everyone’s plans for Camp NaNoWriMo? Are you planning on participating?
Well here we are almost at the end of July, which means almost the end of Camp NaNoWriMo and sadly I again didn’t do as well as I’d hoped.
Let’s be real, anyone who isn’t suffering from some shift in their mental health, concentration, etc during this global pandemic is extremely lucky. I’ve had a hard time concentrating on anything, in a lot of instances I’ve been able to push through, but writing has been hard.
I’ve been doing more reading and editing of my work than writing, but at least I was able to write a few thousand words. It’s better than nothing but I wish I could have gotten into the groove more.