NaNoWriMo starts four weeks today!
NaNoWriMo starts four weeks today!
Current Progress: 20,164
I was still super distracted, and finding it much harder to just sit down and write. My word-count speed just kept getting slower and every sentence was an effort.
I decided that since it was another idea that was taking up my thoughts, to just write some the scenes that were in my head for that and reached my target!
I don’t have a finished project which is a little disappointing but I’m really pleased I made my word-count goal and it was a really good experience.
If I want to do ‘real’ NaNo in November, I know I’ll need to plan in a lot more detail (I thought I’d done so well with planning when I started) and work on my self-motivation, I’m too easily distracted and prone to procrastination.
I did learn that I find writing much easier by hand and away from the distractions of home.
How did everyone else do with this months Camp NaNo?
Current Progress: 17,080
Remaining to Goal: 2,920
I decided not to up my word goal, I’ve been slacking this week and have a wedding next so I’m keeping it realistic. The story’s nowhere near finished but that’s the upside of camp I guess, I’ll still feel like I’ve achieved something if I just reach my target.
I skipped the scenes I was struggling with, now I’ve got them left to write * sob* The more complicated plot points are still a little fuzzy and I really need to focus and pin them down. My dialogue and action scenes also need a good bit of development and polish.
I’ve been planning my next story instead – opps. I spent a few afternoons making dreamcasts of character and writing out snatches of dialogue and ideas.
I’ve been reading instead – opps.
I went to visit family for a few days and just couldn’t find the time – opps. But I actually don’t regret this one.
I can totally do this. I just need to get back on track and I can make it. I refuse to miss such a low goal by so small a margin.
Current Progress: 13,100
Remaining to Goal: 6,900
I had planned to make a Camp NaNo post each week, but I just couldn’t face it last week. This post is short but here’s a few things I’ve noticed while working on my Camp project.
My first Camp NaNoWriMo starts in just over 6 short hours. This will be my first ever NaNoWriMo experience and I’m really looking forward to it, if feeling a little nervous.
I’ve spend a good bit of time this month lurking around the forums and getting to know how thing work over there. The forum is the same for the April/ July Camps and the big event in November and I have to say it’s a brilliant resource. Everyone is welcoming and extremely helpful with everything from filling plot-holes to publishing queries. I’d recommended having a look even if you’re not participating.
I’m definitely a planner when writing, and I think I have a pretty good outline worked out. I do have a few plotholes and things to look up but I’m hoping this will give me a good kick-start tomorrow morning. I don’t tend to write in a linear way anyway so maybe I’ll have worked these out by the time I get to it.
One of the big draws of the Camp months is getting to set your own target. For this first Camp I’m setting mine at 25,000 but hopefully I’ll go over. I have a novella I’d like to write and tentative plans for a short story if I get around to it.
Good luck to everyone else participating this month, I cant wait to see what we can all achieve. 😀
It’s a simple question, but reading the Nanowrimo forums got me thinking: what way of writing is best for me?