Camp NaNo: 10 Days in
We are more than a third of the way through the month already. Time flies when you’re doing this camping lark.
The second five days have gone well. A Scream in the Woods is progressing as well as I could have hoped for and I’m on track to hit more than 50k by the end of the month.
At the end of day ten I had a total word-count of 22,195, an average of over 2k a day. Looking back through my end of month updates, I’ve already surpassed all the monthly totals though I think it’s a little misleading as the other totals were editing/re-writing and they take longer to go through.
This is free-writing and it feels great. I’d forgotten what it is like to write the first draft of a novel. I want some more.
Progress chart time:
I don’t know what happened on the 8th. Over 4k words for a single day, which is a record for me since I started keeping records. Back in the 80s when I started writing I might have bettered that total, but not for a long time.
Twenty of the 30 chapters are now mapped and a few things that have happened during the first ten chapters have made me change my mind on where the story will go to reach the end.
Most people commenting on my Planners or Pantsers post, seem to be in the flying by the seat of their pants group. I will continue to fly the flag for the planners.
Tomorrow will see the second guest posting on my blog. This time Craig Hallam will be providing his answer to the question: Planner or Pantser? I hope you will tune in and give Craig your support.
Happy writing fellow campers.
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