Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020

Day 14 - 3472Day 15 - 1486Day 16 - 3669Day 17 - 588Day 18 - 470Day 19 - 436Day 20 - 1912 Total as of 7/20: 42,170 words I still ended up hitting that mid-month slump because my plot kind of went sideways once again, but I am 1) still ahead of my own schedule… Continue reading Looking Forward – Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020


Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

Day 1 - 2571Day 2 - 1042Day 3 - 2011Day 4 - 2684Day 5 - 856Day 6 - 1700Day 7 - 3573Day 8 - 3626Day 9 - 2510Day 10 - 2075Day 11 - 1762Day 12 - 542Day 13 - 5185 Total Word So Far: 30,137 Today I was on fire with my best day so… Continue reading Halfway There – July Camp NaNoWriMo 2020

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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

Day 1 - 2571 words. Day 2 - 1042 words. Felt too distracted to do well, issues in my neighborhood made me feel uneasy and paranoid (but the multiple cars that parked outside my house then drove off were probably coincidental and had nothing to do with the right wing crazies around). Spent the day… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020 – Week 1

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First Day of CampNaNoWriMo And I’m Feeling Introspective

July is usually exciting. It's both my and Husband's birthday month, it's warm enough to go swimming and do other fun summer activities, and it's Camp NaNo, but in the midst of everything else going on in the world...well, you know. Regardless, I'm using the summer version of National Novel Writing Month to write, write,… Continue reading First Day of CampNaNoWriMo And I’m Feeling Introspective


Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 Although this book is far from being completely drafted, I MET MY GOAL AND HIT 50K WORDS YESTERDAY! And with three whole days to spare which is, like, incredible for me, the great procrastinator. This draft has simultaneously been the easiest and most difficult I've done so far. I'm learning skills to make the… Continue reading Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020


CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

I reached the halfway point in my camp project yesterday, just over 25k words, two days ahead of schedule. I have to say, after a shaky start, this feels damn good. And even better than how the word count feels is the plot itself. Vacancy has always been silly and loose, so in a way… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There


CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1


April CampNaNo Kickoff

It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff


December Is For Losers

I lost NaNoWriMo. I am a failure. A disgrace. A loser. And that's okay. At 46,663 words in 30 days, I have officially failed 2019's National Novel Writing Month, but I'm not upset at that. In fact, I'm damn proud of myself for both pumping out that many words (though that pride is actually a… Continue reading December Is For Losers


Tips For Completing NaNoWriMo During The Holidays

Here are my top five tips to get some of that precious time back so you can complete your NaNo project this Thanksgiving.