Camp NaNoWrimo – Week 1: A Rocky Start

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well and you’re reading some good books. I’ve just started The Hate U Give and, so far, it’s everything I expected it to be. I hope to finish it soon, so watch out for my review in the next couple of days.

Today I want to update you on my Camp NaNoWriMo progress. If you don’t know why I’m doing this or why I decided to participate this month, here’s the link to my first post.

I can’t say Week 1 was a success. As the title says, I had a rocky start. On April 1st, I began writing the story I had in mind, but after a couple of hundred words I knew it wasn’t going to work out. The story just wasn’t clicking with me. I wasn’t invested in it enough to want to spend the next 30 days writing it. I still liked the general idea behind the story, but the the story itself (the plot) wasn’t exciting. Which obviously sucked because I had to go back to the drawing board, which took up valuable time I needed for writing.

I took a day to re-plot my story. It wasn’t ideal but it was a necessary evil. If I hadn’t, I would’ve given up by now and that would’ve been a real shame because I think this story has a lot of potential.

So, with my new plot, I was ready to really get started until….

I got sick.

Ugh. Talk about bad timing!

For two days, I was a sniffling mess with zero energy. I had no creativity, no desire to do anything other than eating and sleeping. Needless to say, I didn’t get any writing done for almost two days. I also thought about giving up because I’d rushed into things and now the universe was clearly telling me this wasn’t the right time.

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Luckily, it passed as quickly as it came, but I had a lot of catching up to do. With renewed energy, I pushed out a good writing sessions of approximately 1,000 words on Friday and wrote another 800 words on Saturday and Sunday.

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As you can see, I was back on track by Sunday evening. (I haven’t written anything yet today so don’t mind the last orange bar)

And that’s where I am right now.

Back on track, ready to fly off.

Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo, too? How was your first week? Are you on track or falling behind? Let me know in the comments!

See you soon,

Lauren

6 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWrimo – Week 1: A Rocky Start

  1. I’m also doing Camp NaNoWriMo. My first week was alright, but the weekend was a total setback and I have yet to catch up. Time is my enemy right now, I need more of it.

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