Who would have thought that I would still be camping 20 days in? Still having a blast and most importantly for me, still writing every day.
This is the first time I have written for 20 consecutive days. I enjoyed writing whilst watching the Olympics and cheering on #TeamGB and Mo Farah, Jess Ennis and the other competitors going for GOLD. Even now I’m back enduring the day job, I am still enjoying writing every day.
During August there has only been one day, last Wednesday, when my word count was less than 1,000 words. I recommend this camping lark. Inspiring me to write, write and write some more.
I’ve maintained a 2,000 words a day average and today burst through the 40k mark. In fact, I ended the day with over 42,000 words written in the month.
I have less than 8k left to write. Or do I?
Since I first heard the strange name of NaNoWriMo I’ve wanted to take part. I know the idea is to get you writing and 50,000 words in one month is a mammoth amount. The challenge for August is to hit the 50k mark, but I don’t care about that any more.
Finishing the NOVEL is now the goal. I thought this month would be a good chance to kick-start a new project. Have a go at writing in a different style to my usual writing. Experiment writing a novel in 1st person. A novel, not just the first 50,000 words.
A Scream In The Woods has moved on to chapter 17 and I have about 7 chapters left to plan. I want to finish this draft now, seeing beyond the NaNo part of the process. I’m not going to achieve that in August. I do expect to surpass the 50k mark and carry on writing at the same intensity until I finish the first draft.
Then I can put it to rest for a while as I pick up the next draft of my Crime Novel.
No rest for the wicked 🙂