Well. I packed for the campsite in virtual NaNo’land and arrived and had a look around. Even in these virtual places you need to see where to pitch your virtual tent so you can see the virtual stars light up the virtual sky at night.
** Crazy man alert **
Hello. Sorry. Lost myself there for a moment. We have reached the end of day THREE of this round of Camp NaNo. Three days already and have I been doing any actual writing?
You bet your pumpkins I have.
Day One started well though I was still in planning mode for a while (and in watching tennis mode) so I didn’t start writing until 3pm. I did hit 1,400 words though so happy with that. I rewarded myself with an hour in the garden.
No! Don’t do THAT.
H A Y F E V E R
S T E P A W A Y F R O M T H E P O L L E N M O N S T E R S
Too late. I did it. 48 minutes of weeding and a day and a half of being unable to breathe. No matter how many times I blew my nose. (I counted until I hit 42,000 and then stopped. Counting not blowing.) The hayfever tablets I take DO NOT WORK and the spray up my nose had no effect.
I ended up not sleeping at the end of Camping Day One and Day Two started with a lurking migraine and a touch of neuralgia to keep it company. That day I wrote ZERO words. No problem. The least of my worries. At least the power of liquid ibuprofen helped clear things up for the start of Day Three.
Day Three we had no plans to go out and I was refreshed to hit the ground running. I ended the day with over 5,000 words, a personal best for one day since my records began. WooHoo!
Another day like that would be nice as I head into Day Four.
This year, Camp NaNo lets you decide on your word count target. I’ve decided to keep to the 50,000 words. Not that I necessarily expect to reach that target, but I figure set the target high and if I hit 35,000 I’ll be happy. (Happier if I hit the 50k 🙂 ) The idea is to get myself writing on as regular a basis as I can. Ride that wave until I finish the first draft.
I have a title for this book. It is the second in the D.I. Camwell stories and is called LttV. That’s right. I’m using abbreviations only at this stage. I like to keep a little back from you. 🙂
How goes your Camp NaNo experience?
Random photographs today are from Rufford Abbey Country Park. A nice place to head to chill out. Have a wander around and catch some fresh air.