Camp NaNoWriMo Update #1

Good evening everyone! This is a lot later than I usually post, but I wanted to make sure I had time to actually get the stats around for it.

As you can see from the title, I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month. For those of you who may not have heard of it, this is a one-month writing event that’s a kind of spin-off of the main National Novel Writing Month event in November. The benefit of Camp NaNoWriMo is that you can set your own writing goal whereas the November event is a set goal of 50,000 words, it takes place in April and July every year, and you can join a virtual cabin to chat with fellow writers as the month goes on.

Since this is the first update, I’ll tell you a little bit about my work in progress, How To Control The Weather. Here’s my working summary. Again, it’s a working summary.

Rhys thinks he’s losing his mind when he witnesses his classmate levitating a box as they’re cleaning up the storage room for the school’s tech crew. But he’s not, and Phoebe won’t tell him the truth. She says it’s to protect him, but that just makes him more curious.

Unable to keep this a secret between the two of them, he tells his best friend, Ginger. Together they wear Phoebe down, and she explains there is a fantastical world that parallels ours. The problem is that the worlds were separated centuries ago to create peace, but now the portals are opening again. This means trouble for everyone on Earth.

Somehow it’s not as difficult to believe as Rhys knows it should be. But he knows what he saw. Ginger thinks he’s losing his mind, but he thinks they need to help ensure these worlds stay separated.

And now my stats from the past five days:

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Target Word Count: 20,000 words

Suggested Daily Goal: 646 words

Average Per Day: 279 words

Total Words Written: 1,397 words

Words Remaining: 18,603 words

Average to Finish On Time: 689 words per day

In summary, I’m already behind. However, I don’t feel too guilty for a few reasons. The biggest is because I’ve been spending so much time working on posts for my blog, so I have been writing, just not for this project. Not to mention, I haven’t seriously worked on a creative writing project since before I started college two years ago. So I know getting back into the swing of things will be a tough process on its own, which is why my goal is only 20,000 words. Lastly, if you look at the graph above, I got over a thousand words written today. I hope that means I’ll be able to catch up in the next few days!

That’s all for this update! I plan on posting updates every five days so that it gives me something to talk about. Doing an update everyday sounds too tedious for me.  So, keep your eyes peeled for my next Camp NaNoWriMo update on July 10th.

Have a great day, guys, gals, and nonbinary pals!

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