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Posted on July 18, 2011 - by Nicole Humphrey Cook
I joined. And I joined silently. I didn’t make a big deal about it because I was worried about time constraints in the month of July. I’m glad there’s an August one too, because yeah.. uhm. Not going so well. I took on an abundance of projects in the middle of June, not really thinking about how they might affect my July commitment to Camp NaNoWriMo.
Of course, with all that said, I’m cheating anyway. I’m taking the start of a story I had already written several chapters on. I started out with 12,673 words on that story. I spent the first week trying to iron out the kinks that made the story stick in an area. In other words, I wrote myself into a plot hole and had to dig myself out with more words and taking a few things out.
I did NOT include those 12,673 words in my Camp NaNoWriMo specifically. What I did was, keep track of all words I have added during revision work and now I’m in the middle of the first chapter I am writing from scratch. I’m wayyyyy behind if I hope to type out 50,000 brand new words before the end of July. As of right now, I have 13,949 NEW words. I should have 29,034. I’m 15,000 words behind. Uhm. Sure.
So at this point, if I write 3004 words/day, I might actually catch up. Not likely, but I’m not giving up hope. I sometimes get weird spurts late at night and have been known to churn out several thousand words in an hour. * Hey, I didn’t say they were GOOD words, necessarily*
I know I will need to work on this same story during August too, and my goal will once again be 50,000 new words, but with no revision done until the very end.
I know what you’re thinking. Nicole, you still have 12 days left, you can totally do this. Yes, yes I realize I can. And I have been known in past years to get to this point during NaNoWriMo and freak out, and yet still win. I’m just saying – this summer thing is a little harder than I imagined it would be.
So how are you doing on your Camp NaNoWriMo?