It’s the last day of Camp NaNo. For some–depending on where you live–it’s already over. Did you hit your word goal and validate it? Did you go above and beyond? Did you finish your novel and are you satisfied with it?
Like I said in yesterday’s post, I’m going to take a break from my NaNo project. I thought the story was ready to be told, but I guess I got ahead of myself.
With that being said, I’ll be focusing on a few other projects that I’ll explain in another post.
Even though my novel didn’t go over as well as I thought it would, the main goal was to get the idea down on paper. I hit my 50k word goal.
My cabin, filled with 12 people total, had an overall goal of 600k.
As you can see, we rocked it!
For one person to hit 600k in 30 days, they would have to write 20k a day. Can you imagine? I’ve written 10k in a day before, but I think 20k is a bit much; especially if you have to do it for 30 days straight. It would certainly be an interesting challenge.
One of these days I would love to have my word count goal be 100k. I think that’s much more doable.
I hope you all had a wonderful April and you all won your Camp NaNo challenge!
There are two more days left of Camp NaNoWriMo. This is the final stretch. How are your novels coming along?
I hit my 50k word goal about a week ago, but the story is not yet complete. I wrote the ending, but there are a lot of scenes missing in the middle. I don’t know how many more scenes, but I do know the story is no where near complete.
Despite middle scenes missing, I know that a few of the middle scenes that are there shouldn’t exist. It got to the point that I was writing for the sake of my word count.
Anonymous Tip is the third novel in my George Florence series. The first two novels are one case with two sub-cases. This third novel is the beginning of another huge case. Same main characters, different minor characters, different plot, different cases… it’s a brand new adventure for George and Lilah.
While writing this case I realized that it might be better for me to completely edit the first two novels first. Then I’ll start working on the third novel.
So, I’m not going to finish the novel completely yet. I have a head start with 50k words (that’s decent, anyway) and I’ll get back to it when I finish the first two books.
George and Lilah can handle only so much at a time. Apparently so can I.
The last week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. Did you beat your word goal?
Daily Word Count: Day 22: 5,018
Day 23: 5,196
Day 24: 0
Day 25: 0
Day 26: 0
Day 27: 0
Day 28: 0
Week four total: 10,214
Overall total: 50,251
Technically, there are still two days left of Camp. So, there’s still sometime to boost your word count a little further.
I aimed to finish by the 24 of April because I got my wisdom teeth that day. Fortunately, I was able to stay focused and write the last 10k words of my story in two days.
My daily word count is zero after that due to recovery. I’ve been lying on the couch watching TV and playing video games for the past four days straight. I’m just starting to eat regular food again… kind of.
Normally, I would be trying to reach higher than 50k, but I think I’m all done. My novel wasn’t going where I wanted it to go anyway.
Daily Word Count: Day 15: 2,385
Day 16: 0
Day 17: 0
Day 18: 5,514
Day 19: 0
Day 20: 0
Day 21: 2,023
Week three total: 9,922
Overall total: 40,037
Wow, I skipped a lot of days this week. I think this week was the “week two slump” for me even though it’s the end of week three. I guess I was a bit late on that front… at least I’m not behind in my word count, though.
My novel is starting to stray a bit. I had a little bit of an outline at the beginning and then decided to outline as I went on. I stopped outlining as I wrote and now I don’t know where I am.
I am coming up with new ideas for the novel, but a lot of the scenes I’m writing now I know are going to end up deleted in the editing process. The characters seem to be having fun, though.
The thing is, I finally introduced George’s mother and now I’m not so sure if it was the right time to bring her into the story.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how everything plays out.