NaNoWriMo… Camp is Nearly Over & I Am Just a Day off Target! Updated

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I have really enjoyed the challenge of Camp NaNoWriMo and do NOT regret signing up. I have had to shelve some freelance opportunities (none paid) to complete the work on my manuscript. I have managed more words than I thought I ever could, I meant to stay on track and write the average word count, I won’t pretend the days I missed writing 1667 words were fun, the days I had a mountain of 1000’s of words to catch up on were tough.

My Cabin only had one other active participant, so I sought some support in the Nano Forums and in blogland, so many of us participated. It will be interesting to see what is written on the blogs at the end of camp. I am already part way through an article on ‘Life after Camp’.

Being keyed into writing in this intense level opens some doors to the life of a writer. As I freelancer I tend to write multiple short pieces and work on several projects at the same time. Most of my ‘novel’ ideas are scattered in mind maps on the pages of my writing journal. This is the intense attention that they are going to need to become a reality. A good lesson to learn. Added to the lesson I learnt early on this year (February) about scheduling writing and managing action plans.

The end of camp happens in 3 days and I have just 3500 words to complete the ‘winner’ 50K, I must have been mad to make the first nanthon a 50K and I missed out on trying to get sponsorship this time, I didn’t think people would sponsor me to write, ‘pah, what kind of challenge is that?’… well now I can tell them and there were some days I thought running 10K would have been easier!

I am already looking forward to the next camp in July! Although I am going for a lower count and hoping to create a novella, the next time I will be armed with tips. Tips I be sharing with you before the next Camp! camp_nano_promo_13

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Average Words Per Day

1,667

Your Average Per Day

1,660

Words Written Today

4,273 (2,500 were from yesterday, after midnight when updated word count in camp)

Target Word Count

50,000

Total Words Written

46,500

Words Remaining

3,500

Current Day

28

Days Remaining

3

At This Rate You Will Finish On

May  1, 2013

Words Per Day To Finish On Time

1,167

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WEEKEND MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – For the first time since the beginning of camp I have managed to exceed the graph for average word counts, adding another 2000 words to the manuscript today.

Average Words Per Day

1,667

Your Average Per Day

1,732

Words Written Today

6,273

Target Word Count

50,000

Total Words Written

48,500

Words Remaining

1,500

Current Day

28

Days Remaining

3

At This Rate You Will Finish On

April 29, 2013

Words Per Day To Finish On Time

500

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  1. Pingback: I’m a Winner!!! | thelissachronicles

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