First Week of Camp NaNoWriMo

I have enjoyed this challenge. I struggle some days to get motivated to write. Every day so far during Camp NaNoWriMo, I have been motived to write. Some days I achieved daily word count by 3 pm! I edited/rewrote six chapters in the first week. This normally takes me a month to complete.

This first week so far, I have hit the minimum word count per day. The count is roughly 1,600 words. This week my total was 14,250 words. Below I have the breakdown:

July 1st2,661
July 2nd2,493
July 3rd1,674
July 4th1,803
July 5th1,784
July 6th 1,995
July 7th1,840
table of word count per day

I have had some challenges this week. I thought my laptop died on me on the third day of the writing challenge. I keep all my documents on a USB drive because I always know where they are. I’m not ok with keeping all my documents on cloud storage.

So I am thankful that I save my documents often. Auto restore brought the document back and I only lost 100 words instead of almost two pages. Now for that specific chapter, I have two documents. In the near future, I think I will start backing up documents elsewhere.

One feature I do like is as you record your word counts per day, it adjusts your projected completion date. If I keep up this pace, I’m projected to be done with 50k words by July 25th.

After Camp, I will assess how much further I have to go. I’m not trying to count my chickens before they hatch but I might be able to get this second draft done by the end of the year. I will be satisfied with a huge amount being completed. I started making the second draft of my Sci-Fi WIP my priority to finish back in March.

I look forward to the next week of rewrites and edits ahead of me!

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Published by Jade McStar

She is a creative and talented writer. Proud author of three published short stories. She currently writes scripts for Powered By Rainbows (PBR) YouTube channel. She has many unfinished manuscripts lying around that also keep me busy.

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