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CampNaNo Winner!

I did it! I hit my 6k word target with time to spare. I found the process truly eye opening. I used to think that if I didn’t have time to sit and write 1k words, I would wait until I did as there was no point just typing a few hundred.

How wrong I was!

I wrote approximately 200 words a day, and most days that was all I had time for, but those 200 words a day added up to 6k in the month!!! If I had waited for a time where I could crack out at least 1k words, I would not have 6k written. It may not be much to prolific writers, but with mum duties and adulting, this was perfect for me and I plan to continue this way.

Good luck to those still plowing on with CampNaNo, and congrats to those who have hit their targets already.

I shall be back for July’s CampNaNo with bells on.


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CampNaNo Update #3

I am two days late posting this because it has just been one of those bank holiday weekends. I didn’t have time to write anything, let alone post blog posts. My littlest had a temperature and my eldest needed entertaining. Adulting and parenting took priority.

That being said, I still hit my targets. Small and manageable is the way forward for me, and the day I did a little extra covered me for Sunday’s absence. I’m on my way to 6k words. As it is a novella, 6k words is a huge chunk and a lot of story happens within those words. It’s great knowing a little input is wielding big results.

My word count for this week is:

1,315 words

That’s a total of:

4,613 words


Remember today is a double blog post day. My teaser Tuesday post will go live shortly.


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CampNaNo Update #2

I’m still on target, folks. This process of sitting down and knowing I only have to hit 200 words is totally working for me. There’s no pressure, I know I can achieve my target, and I can get on with my day knowing words have been written. If I don’t do it in the morning, I can get 200 words down in 20 minutes before bed.

I will definitely continue this process even after CampNaNo.

My word count for this week is:

1,307 words

That’s a total of:

3,298 words


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CampNaNo Update #1

We’re one week into NaNo, and I am on target. I had a hectic day on Friday, so I gave myself a day off from writing and did double on Saturday. I’ve already had a twenty minute writing session this morning, so this week is officially done and dusted for me.

I haven’t been very interactive in my cabin, but I simply only have time to get my few words written in the morning before adulting takes over.

My target is 6k words in a month.

My weekly word count was:

1,991 words

Next week, I have some fun chapters to write and an eccentric character to expand. Fingers crossed the words flow.


Keep your eyes peeled on Tuesday for my Teaser Tuesday post and a snippet from this week’s writing.


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CampNaNoWriMo: Final Week Update

campnanowrimo 2018begins...(1)I’m not a winner this month, but it was fairly obvious after week two that I was too far behind to catch up. I said to myself that I would be happy as long as I hit 10k. I made it to 10,015 words, so that was a small victory for me.

Congratulations to everyone who took part. Even if you didn’t win, any words written is progress and one step closer to that finished draft.

I would like to thank my cabin for being motivational and just awesome. It made getting to 10k that little easier.

I may be participating in July’s Camp, but my target word count will be considerably less. I will probably still be working on this WIP at that point.

Excerpt:

  Walker Norman hobbles his way toward me using the wall as a crutch until one of his people offer him a walking stick. He shoos them away as he approaches, leaving just the two of us alone in the corridor.

  “Does this decrepit, old man shock you?” he asks. Without ceremony, he leans in and kisses one cheek, and then the other. “Can’t let the world see that Walker Norman isn’t the vision of strength and vigour, eh?”

  “Must be a hard act to maintain,” I state, coolly.

  His mouth twitches with a smile. “Act, pah! The body perhaps, but the mind is still as sharp as a blade. That’s all that matters when it boils down to politics. Our ideologies last longer than us politicians.”


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Update: CampNaNoWriMo Week Three

campnanowrimo 2018begins...(1)Meh. That’s the word I’d use for my writing motivation this week. I’m not going to be too hard on myself, though. My body is getting ready to birth a human, so that comes first. However, I have managed to write 2455 words. I was hoping to break the 10k milestone this week, but it wasn’t to be. My current word count stands at 8681 of 15k.

I’m not sure how the next week is going to pan out for me. I’m not putting myself under pressure to be a CampNaNo winner. A few more words here and there would be great. If I could hit that 10k mark, then I’ll be happy. That’s 10k more than I had to work with on April 1st.

Excerpt:

   There’s nothing more I can ask of him. A lot is at play here that I don’t know about, and there are secrets covering up secrets. I have to trust Topher when it comes to the Pyazamite. He is in the know whereas Marco isn’t. All we can do is hope that Marco doesn’t get himself killed passing on worthless information.


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Update: CampNaNoWriMo Week Two

campnanowrimo 2018begins...(1)I wrote some words… Not enough to catch up, but I wrote some. I lacked motivation toward the beginning of the week and family life took precedent, but once I decided to write out of sequence, I got my mojo back.

I have made it to 6226 words of my 15k target. That means I wrote 3190 this week. I was hoping to have more written in the first two weeks of CampNaNo because my due date is creeping ever closer.

The funniest part of my writing routine is the birthing ball I now bounce on whilst writing. I must look a picture, but as I spend a lot of time writing on my sofa, (not an optimal position to try and get baby into a good labouring position) my midwife instructed me to get a birthing ball to use as a seat whilst writing and watching tv. It has been interesting.

Excerpt:

  Marco sits straighter and runs his hands over his unshaven face. “Now it makes sense. I came here tonight to give you this. You need to pass it on to Topher.” He hands me a piece of paper with coordinates on it. “There is a big mission tomorrow before dawn. This is the location. I overheard talk about the extraction of something big. They have inside help on this.”

  I push the paper back into his hand. “You give it to Topher. This is proof that you’re not who they think you are.”

  “I am who they think I am, Sweetheart. I betrayed them, my job, and you.”


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