Today marks day one of April’s Camp NaNoWriMo 2015. Not only is it day one for the entire session, but it is also day one of week one.
Week one, just like all the other weeks, is important. It’s the beginning–the beginning the month, the session, and your story, and your journey through writing that story as well as your journey for getting through camp.
Week one is all about finding a routine, a schedule for your writing. For the next 30 days you will need to write at least 1,667 words a day (note: words per day varies depending on your word count goal). In order to make sure you can meet your daily word count, it’s helpful to find a good balance between writing and life.
Maybe there’s a certain time a day that you usually have free. Maybe that time of day is the when your best writing happens. Maybe you write better if you write a certain amount of words, take a break, then write again.
Whatever it is, week one is the time to find that routine so you can do the best you can with your writing and meet your goal by the 30-day deadline.
By the end of week one, if you have the standard 50,000-word goal, you should have about 11, 669 words written.
Good luck, everyone. We’re all going to need it.