I can’t believe another session of Camp NaNoWriMo is already right around the corner.
Since I can now focus solely on my writing projects and blogging, I decided to be a little ambitious with Camp.
With Camp NaNo’s word count flexibility, there are plenty of people who target their word goal below 50,000 words, which is the standard for NaNo.
I always keep my target goal at 50,000 because I like the original challenge. There was one other time I set it for 100,000 words. I didn’t make it… I don’t think I’d even made it to 50,000 that month. Still, it was an interesting goal.
I’ve decided to try that goal again.
Instead of trying to write 100,000 words of one project, I’ve decided to work on two different things. There are two reasons for this:
One, because I have a few things I want to work on and I’ll have the time to work on it all.
Two, I made two different plans for myself without remembering the other.
I originally wanted to do 2018’s Short Story Sunday. I did this year’s short stories last November, but I like to do original novels for November. So, even though it’s early, I thought I’d do the short stories for July each year.
When I was planning out deadlines for my novels, I had planned on writing one of them for July, forgetting I had planned on my short stories.
So, instead of choosing between the two, I figured I’d give both a shot.
I typically write 2,000 words a day so my goal will change to 5,000 words a day. This is something I’ve done before, though I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it for 20 days straight.
That’s the other thing I forgot: I gave myself a bigger goal, but I have a shorter deadline. I’ll be going on vacation at the end of July and won’t be bringing my laptop. Writing 5,000 words a day for 20 days will give me 100,000 words.
I just need to stick with it.
I haven’t decided if I’ll write 50,000 words of one project for the first ten days and then 50,000 words of the other project for the last ten days, or if I’ll write 2,500 words of each every day.
I guess I’ll just have to take it day by day and see what I’m in the mood for. I do hope I can reach my goal. Maybe the two projects will keep me occupied enough so I won’t get burnt out with one.
I’ll talk more about these two projects, specifically the novel, once July rolls around.
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo next month? Let me know in the comments below!