Camp NaNoWriMo: Day 12

We’re almost halfway done with Camp NaNoWriMo. It’s hard to believe that the midpoint of April is this week. I’m happy to say that this month has been extremely productive. Since my last post, one week ago, I’ve written 13,755 words. And you know what? Some of them aren’t too bad!

I’m finding that I’m taking much longer than anticipated in the first half of the story. I estimated that this project would be about 75,000 words, but I think it’s going to end up much longer than that. I have almost 37,000 words on the project right now, and I think it’s about a quarter done. So, although I hope to hit the 50,000 word mark in April, I will certainly not finish the project.

This is the start of the third week of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I know from experience that this is when motivation can wane. After the initial burst of energy from starting a new project, the words can take a little longer to get on the paper. My goal for getting over this is a commitment to write every day, even if it’s only 500 words. In past NaNoWriMos, I’ve taken a few days off, but I’m going to avoid that this month. Missing one day leads to missing two days, then three days, etc.

Back to writing!

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