Earlier this year, I created some writing goal for myself going into 2020 (see my goals here). One of my goals was to write the first draft of a new project. In last month’s writing progress report, I indicated that I currently had 9,000 words on the first draft of a new project. Let’s check out my project for this month!
- Current word count (as of March 27): 13,908 words
I’m slightly disappointed in myself since I only increased my draft by around 5,000 words. However, I want to give myself some grace because it’s been a stressful few weeks with a lot of changes that affect every aspect on everyone’s lives. That being said, I am happy with what I have written, so even though the quantity of words isn’t great, I believe I did have some quality writing. With Camp NaNoWriMo coming up in April, I hope to skyrocket this word count and get closer to a finish first draft. My goal for the draft of this project is 27 chapters with 3,000 words in each chapter which equals a grand total of 81,000 words.
Now, onto my goals for Camp NaNoWriMo!
If you aren’t familiar with NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo, here is a brief explanation. NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is held annually in November and challenges writers to write 50,000 for a new project. Camp NaNoWrimo, held annually in April and July, encourages writers to set any writing goal for themselves for a new or existing project. For more information on either of these events, check out NaNoWriMo’s website here.
For this Camp NaNoWriMo, I want to continue working on the project that I mentioned above. Like I stated previously, this project currently has almost 14,000 words. During Camp NaNoWriMo, I want to add 30,000 words to this project. I chose 30,000 words because that averages to 1,000 words a day. Since I successfully completed NaNoWriMo this past November with 50,000 words, I am optimistic that I will be able to finish 30,000 words in one month. If I finish my 30,000 word goal, I will be at 45,000 words, which is a little over halfway of my complete first draft goal of 81,000 words.
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo? What are your goals?
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