Camp Nano, Day 15

Doing good, I seem to be back in the flow. Managed just over 2200 words today, and that included four hours away at a birthday party! I’ve got some good things going and I can’t wait to get back to it in the morning!

Camp Nano, Day 14

Sluggish day. I managed just over 2k, including the carryover from midnight last night. On the plus side, I’m slightly ahead of the month to date goal. Not too bad for working on a short night’s sleep. I’m ready to crash. If I can get the puppy to share my bed.

Camp Nano, Day 13

I had a busy day, and things weren’t flowing as well as I would have liked. I only managed about 1300 before day turned over and my word count started over again. I’m still hard at work and I have a bit to go before I crash for the night.

Camp NaNo, Day 12

Made some good progress today. I managed to not only do today’s words but enough extra that I’m all caught up! Now I can work on building back up my buffer so that a short day or a day where I’m too busy to make words doesn’t put me behind again.

Camp Nano, Day 11

The puppy got me up early this morning. He was determined that I wouldn’t sleep, so I sat down and got busy. I’ve made great progress today, a total of 2700 words!! I’m down to being only 300 words behind. I should be able to get that caught up tomorrow, and hopefully get started on working a head and rebuilding my buffer.

At the same time I’m getting to spend a lot of time with old friends and family I haven’t seen in a while. The kids and I are having a great time. I’m not looking forward to returning to the heat at home.

Camp Nano, Day 10

It’s been a long day, and I’ve gotten a lot done. I’m not entirely caught up yet, but I’ve managed over 2000 words and I’m well on my way.

I’m also making good progress in visiting family. The kids and I are having a good time, and I have great hopes of continuing to make it back where I should be.

Camp Nano, days 8 and 9

No words at all yesterday, though I did end up making a few hundred on day 7, and by midnight last night I was officially behind.

I used seven hours of driving to do lots of plotting, but with less than two hours sleep since seven am on Friday I just don’t have the energy to try to make words tonight.

I’ll get the new ideas down and make some progress toward catching up when I’ve had a little sleep.. and I’ll let you know if I end up dreaming the book. I’ve done that more than once before.

Camp Nano, Day 7.

Life has really gotten in the way today. With several things planned in the coming days I’ve been forced to set my writing aside and face what has to be done. So far today I’ve not gotten a single word in. However, because of my personal goals, I’m not only not behind, I’m still a little bit a head. If I have another fail to write anything day tomorrow, I’ll be behind. But not by much.

I’m still holding out hope to get some writing in tonight… But I’m not holding my breath.

Camp NaNo, Day 6

Dear Mom and Dad,

Why on earth did I ask to come here? All they ever do is write. Everywhere I turn people are talking about word counts and plot bunnies, I can’t escape.

Yesterday I tried to drown myself in the lake, just to get away from it, and a counselor grabbed me by the hair, and pulled me out. “You’ll never make your word count that way.” She chided before leaving me laying on the shore of the lake as she rushed off to work on her own novel.

Instead of crafts, sports and games we have word wars and plotting sessions. Tell me why did I think this would be fun?

Next year, if I ask to come back,  please, lock me in my room until the urge passes.

Your Daughter,


Okay, so not really, I’m actually really enjoying Camp Nano and I’m looking forward to doing it again. Possibly in August, and definitely in November.

As for how things are going? Great. I had no trouble reaching (and surpassing) my personal goal of 2k words today. I still know where I’m going and what comes next so tomorrow should go well too.

Camp Nano, Days 4 and 5

Yesterday just got away from me. I had lots of household chores I needed to get done, and I ended up not managing to get my word count in (though I did get enough in to not actually be ‘behind’)

This morning I got right back to it and made some great progress, I hit my daily goal and set out to see if I could make up for what I failed to make yesterday.

It took me 3500 words to do it, but I’m back up to where I want to be for today (While NaNo sets the goal of 1667 words per day, my personal goal is a minimum of 2k words a day.) I finished with not much time to spare (under an hour left in the day!) but my daily average word count is 2006! I did it.

Now I can relax for a bit, maybe read a little, maybe brood on what I need to get written tomorrow.