This year, I decided I would participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November. When I checked out the process, I discovered there is such a thing as Camp NaNoWriMo that happens in July.
As far as I can tell the only difference is that in July, the participating author can select the word count. In November, everyone tries to write 50,000 words in a month.
For Camp NaNoWriMo, I chose 50,00 words just to see if I could do it.
Here are my stats from yesterday:
I’m usually a panster, but writing 50,000 words in one month without an outline seemed intimidating, so before July 1st, I created an outline. Each day I write from the outline instead of having to come up with an idea.
Here are the projections:
I have to say, the process is motivating me to write. I’ve never written to a word count before, and it’s amazing that just by publicly saying what my word count goal is, I find the time magically appears when I can sit down and write.
So can I make it? I’ll let you now…
Now I have to get back to writing and put 1,529 words on the page today.
Thanks for reading…