Camp Update

I realised that I have not updated you all on my progress in Camp Nano this month!

Sadly, progress has slowed. I wrote the final scene of my novel at around 30k, and writing the remaining 60k goal I set for myself has been an uphill battle. So far I’m still on track, and I wrote enough during the first two weeks that I can now cut back my daily word goal to 1500 words per day and still be on track to reach the 60 by 31 August.

So what went wrong? I introduced some great ideas into my story to begin with, but somewhere over churning out all those words I forgot to continue the great bits. Now I am trying to go back, and recapture those brilliant pieces of story ideas, but I just can’t seem to get the same sense about them. It feels forced, chunky. Most of what I am writing now is repetitive – a rewriting of past sections, not intentional but somehow still happening – as I try to get to that elusive 60k. And it feels elusive. Word count as it stands is 42,483, but I haven’t completed today’s 1500 yet, in fact I haven’t even reached 200 words. But I’m stubborn when I want to be – and I know I can get to 60k in a month, so I am determined to do it again!

But for now – I need to write another 1330 words before bed…

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5 thoughts on “Camp Update

    • Lol! Thanks! 🙂 This is the only area where I am so stubborn though lol. In everything else I tend to be very laid back! 🙂 (Sometimes even when it comes to editing – which is not such a good thing…)

  1. If you needed a butt-kick, why didn’t you say so? lol!

    No, you ARE stubborn, and I know you’ll hit a few days where you blitz the word count!

    gambatte kure!

  2. Yes, hurry up and get back to chatting with me on the forum! lol!

    Seriously tho, just stop at 50K if you’re bored with the story. Then do some short stories for the remaining days?

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