The first Camp NaNoWriMo of 2018 is officially done and dusted, and I’m here to tell you how I did.
I’m not going to lie, it was a good start to the year, a really good start to the writing year, because I “won” with time to spare.
Changing my goal:
First thing’s first, I had to change my goal. I have participated in NaNo a number of times and I always track my progress through words counts. I’ve written plenty of essays, and I always track my progress through word counts. When I write for fun, I always track through word counts. This year I decided to track though page counts… I did not like it. So, pretty early on I switched from a goal of 60 pages, to a goal of 15,000 words.
What I Wrote:
One thing I am super proud of is that I actually worked on the project that I wanted to work on, right up until I “finished” it. Out of 15,200 words, 1,295 were a mix of poetry and fanfic, leaving the vast majority as part of my initial project, pretty impressive for a girl who is usually working on 3 or 4 things at the same time. Even though I am super proud of this, it has made me realise that it’s okay not to put all your eggs in one basket, and maybe next time I will announce a couple of projects. I don’t read just one book at a time, so why should I write just one story at a time?
Out of Orbit:
As you may know this project has the working title of “Out of Orbit” and is a contemporary short story, and that’s kind of all I want to tell you. If you have any specific questing hit them my way, but I do have a Pinterest Board that gives you some little hints too. If you’re into that sort of thing, you should definitely follow me there, because if it’s a decent enough project I probably have a board for it!
About halfway through the month I considered changing the setting. I never did because I was too far into it, but I might try doing that this month, and see how it goes. I also need to do one complete read through which I kept promising, but never actually did it, so I should probably do that too.
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What about you?
Did you participate this month, and did you reach your goal? What are you writing at the moment? Do you stick to the same project or do you dip in and out of a couple?
Thanks for reading