I’ll be going away on vacation in a couple of days so my main goal for Camp this month was to write 50,000 words by the 22nd.
Since I finished my novel pretty early, I decided to finish off those words by writing short stories.
So, let’s see how I did.
In order to make 50,000 words by the 22 of July, I had to write 2,500 words a day. As you can see from my stats, I started off so well.
Once I finished the first draft of my novel, Hunter, writing became harder. It’s easier to bang out nearly 3,000 words for one continuous story, but not so much when you’re writing short stories.
I decided to write some Short Story Sundays in advance to finish off my word count. I wrote and wrote and wrote and thought it would be easy.
I wrote one story and was proud when I tallied up the word count. I had only written 637 words. I thought I had at least 1,000 by the time the story was done.
It’s hard to figure out what to write next, too. I often sat there for a while trying to find a prompt for the next short story.
You would think writing short stories would be easier than adding words to a novel, but for some strange reason, it’s just not.
Not to mention that I only have about four short stories left to write for the rest of 2016. That’s not going to bring my count up to 50,000. So what am I going to do then?
Oh, I’m sure you’ve also noticed that I’ve gotten behind in my word count and then caught up and then got behind again and so on. That never happens to me, so we’re just not even going to talk about it.
I do plan on bringing a notebook or two on vacation with me. I think whatever I write up there, whether they’re short stories or beginning a new novel (yes, I thought of another new novel idea), I’m going to tally that up.
So this month, for Camp, I added words to a novel, I wrote a bunch of short stories, and I’ll be handwriting something completely different.
This month has been all over the place.
And it’s been a challenge indeed.
How has Camp NaNoWriMo been treating you this month?