Another quick post today. (I did remember to take my camera outside yesterday, but of course the battery was dying, and then today it was pouring rain on and off all day. So garden pictures have to wait till next week.)
Every November there is this thing called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, where participants try to write 50,000 words of a novel in a month. Twice a year outside of that there is Camp NaNoWriMo, where participants choose their own word count goals and write whatever they want, novel or otherwise.
Camp NaNo is in April and June, and I’m participating in the one this month. My word count goal is 30,000 (which is only 1,000 words a day, highly doable if I actually sit down and write), and the project I’m working on is an unfinished novel — one I actually started for NaNoWriMo back in 2008. It’s currently at a little over 50,000 words (not all of which were written during NaNo itself, so I didn’t “win” that year), and since I tend to write long, will probably take…a lot more to actually finish the story.
But, 30,000 will get me closer, and hopefully I can keep up the momentum and finally finish the thing. I spent my writing time yesterday getting the files from Scrivener on my old laptop and uploading them to Google Drive so I could work from my Chromebook (I love many things about my Chromebook, but its single biggest downside is that I can’t use Scrivener on it) and rereading some of what I’ve already written. I haven’t worked on the story in a long, long time, so it’s a little hard getting into the right mindset. I stopped writing before because I got stuck on a particular scene, but I should have just skipped it and kept going — something I’ll have to keep in mind this time!
I’ll include word count updates with the rest of my posts this month. Currently I’m behind at 0/30,000, but I think I can make up the difference over the weekend. We shall see~