Five days of Camp NaNoing and I’m having a blast!
Before the start my nerves were jangling over whether I could immerse myself into writing another novel. As my other WIP has been at the forefront of my (writing) thinking for so many years, part of me wondered whether I could do this at all. I’ve done a fair amount short stories, but writing another novel is a totally different beast.
Ok, I haven’t finished it yet, but I am enjoying the new story. I’m there in my mind and it’s occupying all my writing thoughts. The other story is well and truly pushed into a drawer, which should help me when I attack the next draft as I will be coming at it with fresh eyes.
I’m loving restricting this new story to the main protagonist’s POV and writing in the first person is flowing better than I could have hoped. I wanted to average 2k a day and after five days I have a total of 10,747. I am well ‘appy as we would say in these parts.
I thought it was worthy of a chart 🙂
As you can see, Day Four had a bit of a lull. That’s called Sensational Saturday where #TeamGB won a magnificent SIX GOLD medals at the London 2012 Olympics. It’s very difficult to write when your nation’s competitors are putting in so many cracking performances.
In the end I was really pleased to exceed 1k words. Overall, no complaints with the GOLDS or the words.
Still a lot of work to do, but I have managed to plan another few of the chapters to be about half-way through my planning. More on that later in the week.
If you are taking part in August Camp NaNo, how are you doing?