#AmWriting: Camp NaNoWriMo, July 2018, Wrap-Up

My second, and last, Camp of the year was a very, very mixed bag, and I’m here to tell you why.

Before we start, I’m just going to get the obvious out of the way, and that was that I changed my goal very soon into the month, from 60 hours to 30,000 words. As anticipated I cannot stack my progress in anything but words when I’m trying to write. But that’s fine, its no big deal.

I had planned to edit Out of Orbit (my project from April’s Camp), and then do a bit more work on Of the Fearless Flight, but neither of that happened, and if you’re curious about these then you can read all about my plans in my announcement post.

I didn’t do either of things. A week into Camp I had written under 5,000 words, and I was supposed to have double that. I was considering quitting, but I am not a quitter, so I sat down, pulled my socks up and started to write. Come day 25, and I had actually gotten back on track, and I have never been so proud of myself. I really got it together!

Now, as to what I actually wrote. If you’ve read any of my NaNo posts then you know I am a planner though and through. I’ll have chapter summaries, a playlist, a Pinterest board, and I didn’t do any of those things. I just started writing. I know that my world-building is absolutely terrible, and I’m sure it wavers between fantasy and urban-fantasy. However what I did write wasn’t bad, it focuses on three characters, two alive, and one already dead, and has a little bit more action that what I usually write. This is the first thing in a long time that I can tell could be a lot longer if I actually invested some time in it, and planned it properly.

Toward the end of the month I got a bit bored with it, and wrote a contemporary short story, or part of one at least, that’s heavily influenced by the film Before We Go, which I watched last month, or maybe even the month before that. So, that’s what I’m invested in right now, and I might finish writing it (shock horror, I know), and yes, I do have a Pinterest board for it.

I think that’s all I need to tell you, but if you’re dying to learn more, I was posting daily updates over on my Tumblr, so you can check those out too!

What about you; Did you complete in Camp, and did you win? If not have you been sitting this month, and what did you write?

Thanks for reading,


4 thoughts on “#AmWriting: Camp NaNoWriMo, July 2018, Wrap-Up”

  1. This was my first CampNaNo and I’m happy to say I met my goal. I worked on my novel, that’s still in progress, and really enjoyed the experience. I’m hoping to work on a new project in November.

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