So, I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo this month. I have picked up my project from 2016, and will pretty much rewrite the whole thing. Keeping elements, of course, and essence of the main character. But all-in-all it needs a redo.
My goal is 3,000 words, which is an average of 100 words per day. This fits me, personally, much better than the average of almost 1,700 words you have for the November 50,000 goal. When I rush it, it turns out really, really crappy. Taking it slowing gives me time to pause and think. I tend to write more than 100 words when I sit down, but not every day. Also, should I have a bad day where I can’t write, it’s not the big setback. I never know when the migraine strikes…
How about you, are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo this April? Are you taking part of NaNoWriMo at all?
The webinar lasted for almost two hours, and after hardly any sleep the previous night I can’t say I was very awake… That being said, I really did get some helpful tips. I have seen character building as something I’ve not been too bad at, but I still think I got some helpful pointers to get even better at it.
I had hoped to do NaNoWriMo again this year, I had a wonderful time last year. If I have the time and energy, I’m not sure about. We’ll see what I end up doing, but I really should get back at working on that novel…
I’m currently in a café at Heathrow, heading back to Oslo after a coupe of days in London. I have been using most of today for writing, and it went very well. So I reached today’s goal, and am hoping to nap and read on the plane back.
While in London, I met up with the ever so lovely Pogodragon. It’s always good to see her, and I always try to meet up with her when in London. We had a lovely meal at a place called Wild Food Café, which is a vegan place in Covent Garden. I had a lentil cottage pie, and it came with kale crisps. The kale crisps were amazing. YUM!
I am hoping to finish my novel this week end, and I’m planning on going skating on Sunday, as the ice rink in the centre of Oslo is opening then. The great thing about the Spikersuppa rink is that if you have your own skates, it’s totally free, but you can also rent skates for 100 NOK per day.
I have quite a few new books I’m looking forward to reading. I haven’t really read a lot since I started NaNoWriMo. Come done with my novel, and I’ll read!
So, what’s different this year, you might ask. Well, I have been mad enough to take four weeks off work. Unpaid. Simply to write. So, that’s what I’m doing. Come 30 November, I will have a novel of 50 000 words. I’m well on my way, but there’s still a lot to do.
I am currently trying to write 2 000 – 3 000 words every day. This leaves space for bad days. Like last Wednesday, when the day was filled with bad news, a migrain attack, and some other blahness. I managed only 500 or so words. Fortunately, I had had a couple of other days with about 3 000 words, so it was okay. There will be good days, and there will be bad days. It’s just as well to write more on good days.