Postcard from Camp NaNoWriMo

No, I haven’t been spending all my time roasting marshmallows.

About a week late in starting Camp NaNoWriMo due to a heinous case of strep throat, I’m into the swing of things now.

Since I am picking up where I left off in November with this book, up to now, I’ve mostly been filling in holes and working on half-written scenes. Writing was sporadic at first, in fits and spurts, but I’m finally into new territory.

[Writerly chit-chat alert] The book stands at just over 60,000 words so far. I prep for each writing day the night before, by going over the chapter/scenes I will be writing using the “scene cards” worksheet from one of my writing books. Basically just a break down of the scene, who is in it, their goals, obstacles, what the MC has gained or lost etc.

It helps, especially since I am working on getting my daily word count (on all writing projects) up, using this method as a guide. 10K Days? A girl can dream!

I’m also keeping a separate sheet for each chapter, making notes as I go of things to remember, references to other chapters I need to check are included, etc. Either way, my goal (obviously) is to finish the book by the end of the month. But it isn’t just my pride on the line here, folks. I have tentatively selected a trip to a local cafe for dessert waffles as my prize for finishing (though my first choice was an iPad).

All in all, I’m happy with where I am (especially after that long drought of not writing anything new), but I’m still focused on upping my word count up as I go.

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