Camp NaNoWriMo – Week 1

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Hello everyone! I’ve been a bit inactive on this blog… and by that I mean I haven’t written posts every day like I used to and whatnot. I’m sorry about that! I’ve just been busy and then when I’m not busy I don’t feel like writing or reading anything and it’s just an endless cycle. I haven’t written anything for my book for Camp NaNoWriMo in a few days but I did want to write weekly update posts on my Camp progress so this first week’s is a bit late, but better late than never right?

So if you don’t know what Camp NaNoWriMo is or if you’d like to know about my book and all of that, check out my introduction post here. Now, onto my writing progress!

So far in my book I’ve written 4,194 words. This was a good number at the time I had reached this number, but now it’s been around 4 days since I’ve written anything and I am so behind. I don’t want to stress myself out because I know that’s probably one of the worst things I could do but I’m also just missing writing my characters. I had such a nice flow happening and I always couldn’t wait to return to writing these characters but now it feels sort of like a chore… I think it’s because I’m about to introduce a lot of characters (ie: the main two character’s families) so, being the lazy person I am, I guess I’ve just been holding off doing it.

Dialogue and character interaction can be one of the most difficult things for me to write out. Sometimes I might have an idea in my head but I can never actually put it down in the written word for others to see. This is the most crucial thing about writing, though, and is the entire point of writing! I’m an introverted socially awkward person who isn’t good at making conversation with other people (You like Sherlock? Me too! Awesome! Okay… umm…. bye?) That’s how a good percentage of my social interactions play out and it’s so hard to write conversations and character interactions when I’m not good at doing those things in real life! Do you get what I’m saying?

I also feel like I’m making my characters complete polar opposites of the characters I outlined them to be in my character outlines and I don’t know how to go back and change them in order to fit the characters I originally wanted them to be. I wouldn’t call what I’m having a writer’s block because it’s not, I still have loads of ideas and all that but I just am too lazy to write it all out and am unsure how I’m going to write it out while not straying too far from the outline I sort of wrote.

Anyway, I want to keep this fairly short. Let’s see what my statistics for my book are so far.

  • Target Word Count
    25,000
  • Suggested Daily Goal
    834
  • Words Written Today
    0
  • Total Words Written
    4,194
  • Words Remaining
    20,806
  • Words Per Day To Finish On Time
    1,041
  • Your Average Per Day
    381
  • At This Rate You Will Finish On
    June 5, 2017 (yikes!)
  • Total Progress 15.7 %

So I’m not doing all that hot right now, but there is time for me to recover!


Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? If so, how is your writing going? Let me know!

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7 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo – Week 1

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  4. It sounds like your story is going much better than you think it is! If you don’t want to write about the families right now, skip it and come back to it later. I had to do this a couple of times to get through the November NaNo and hit the word count.
    Also, if your characters are running away with themselves, let them (or at least let them until you work out how to rein them in again).

    I hope this completely random (and unasked for) advise maybe helps a little! Good luck.

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    • thebookprophet

      Thank you for this advice! Although I’ve heard of writing scenes out of order I’ve never actually done it… I guess I’ve just been a bit scared to. It’ll probably help me out to do so.

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