And Camp NaNoWriMo, the final Camp of the year is finally over! Hallelujah!
Technically I’d did win Camp This month, but I had to reduce my goal significantly, so I really didn’t get any of my goals accomplished. Of course, I did write 12,500 words, which I wouldn’t have otherwise, so it wasn’t a complete disaster.
The biggest lesson I learnt this time around was that I write what I read. For example, I was supposed to be writing a contemporary thriller, dark and gritty as they come, but I was reading Jane Austen at the time. Instead of written my thriller as planned, I ended up playing aound with some historical fiction, which I really like, but was not how I wanted to spend my month.
Going forward with this in mind, I have put together a reading list for my own work, made up of thrillers, tragedies and the like, that I’m hoping will focus me to write come November.
How was your month for writing? Did you participate? Did you win? Do you think your reading influences your writing?
Thanks for reading!