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Ready To Go

It’s Camp NaNoWriMo once more! Held every April and July, it’s the build toward November, which is National Novel Writing Month. Keen as.

If you remember, I wrote about Camp NaNoWriMo throughout April. (I explain what it is here and talk about my experience here.) Being the 29th of June (can you believe it?), tomorrow is my last day of prep before another thirty days of a writing challenge begins.

In April my goal was to write 10,000 words so my novel would go from 45,000 to 55,000 words. In May I had reached 70,000 words, and after a few sporadic edits I’m back to 60,000 (a lot of what I deleted were editing notes rather than my novel). My goal for July is to edit rather than write, and I’ve decided on half an hour a day. Typically after that amount of time I keep writing because I’m into it, but we’ll see – editing is much harder, to me, and takes a lot more energy than just writing. This challenge should help me get it done, because without a goal I don’t think I’d work on my novel ever again.

In preparation for July, I’ve made my book characters on Sims, created a new playlist, and officially titled an empty notebook “July Camp NaNoWriMo 2018”.

That’s right, I know how to party.

Just like in April, I plan on keeping a mini diary about how it’s going, just a paragraph at the end of each day. I’ll post that on my blog once I reach my goal, but until then who knows how many blog posts will get written. I’m thinking either a lot more or a lot less – but we’ll see. I don’t want to commit to either of those things.

In preparing for the first of July I’ll go and play some Sims now, then go to bed late even though I’m tired. It’s Friday; who cares!

Sarah xx

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