The fourth week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This last week truly flew by in no time and I can see the finish line of this writing challenge not far away. Though I have already hit the 50000-word mark to secure my win, that doesn’t mean that I am done writing. There is still a ton of work to do on this novel, including a major revamp of the outline, which in turn will force me to rewrite several chapters, scrap some others and add plenty of new ones. I’m up for the challenge, even though I know a lot of that workRead More →

The third week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. I don’t know about you, but this month, and thus this challenge, seem to be absolutely flying by. This week brings us beyond the half-way point in the quest to write 50000 words in 30 days. At this point in the challenge, if you are sticking to hitting the minimum words needed each day, you will be sitting at 33340 words written so far. For non-writers, this can seem like an insane amount of writing. Honestly, even writers can struggle with it. However, the big pull of NaNoWriMo is pushing yourself to truly write asRead More →

The second week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This 30-day long writing challenge is an excellent way for writers to focus on getting their stories down. A tight deadline is just what a lot of us writers need to truly transform that idea we have floating around into a rough draft that will hopefully one day turn into a fully polished novel. By the end of the second week, the word count of your novel should be at 21671 words. If you are behind, don’t worry. Just keep writing and you will get there. If you are ahead, that’s fantastic! This NaNoWriMo 2020Read More →

November is the month of NaNoWriMo, a month-long challenge to write 50000 words in 30 days. This is a challenge that I and many other writers look forward to. Writing such a large number of words in a single month may sound like a daunting task but if you get prepared for it ahead of time, it can go quite smoothly. If you are looking for more information about NaNoWriMo order want to sign up, be sure to visit the official site. This NaNoWriMo 2020 week 1 update will show how well I have done in the first week of writing. NaNoWriMo 2020 week 1Read More →

The end of July and thus Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. The finish line for these month-long writing challenges always comes rushing up in the last week. I am always grateful when these challenges are finally over, even though I look forward to them. Committing to writing and keeping up with everything else can be a bit stressful, but I love writing enough that I am willing to work hard on that writing and life balance. Without further ado, let’s get to my July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo final update. Curious about how the previous week went? Check out my week 1, week 2, weekRead More →

The fourth week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This is the week where I feel like I truly hit my writing stride. I may not have felt like writing every day, but when I sat down to do it, I fell into a steady rhythm of typing. As the end of the month approaches, the pressure is on to hit that final word count goal. While I am not rushing as I have in previous NaNoWriMo’s, I still feel that desire to end strong. At least my story and characters are behaving themselves as I try to navigate their world for theRead More →

The third week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to an end. This was a week of ups and downs. Some days I did really well with my writing and others were a complete struggle. But that’s simply what happens when writing. There are times when the words flow freely and it’s amazing how much progress even a single writing session can be. Then there are the days when the words flow like half-frozen molasses and you question why you are doing this. Without further ado, let’s get to the July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo Week 3 update. Curious about how the previous week went? Check outRead More →

The second week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come to a close. I will admit, this wasn’t the easiest of weeks, I was busy with a lot of things around the house, there was a heatwave and I was overall distracted. July is likely to be one of my busiest months of the year, so finding the time to write every day is a challenge, but I still plan on giving it my all. This week, I did find some help with the writing by joining in on some writing sprints. Sprints are one of my favorite ways to write, as they give you a burstRead More →

Did you know that Camp NaNoWriMo happens twice a year? Once in April and then again in July. After having good success with April’s challenge, I was eager to write again this month. If you are unfamiliar with the main challenge, NaNoWriMo, it is a 30-day challenge to write a 50,000-word novel during November. However, the one big difference between the main one and camp is that during Camp NaNoWriMo you can change your word count goal. Additionally, you can choose to use the month to edit an existing novel, keeping track of how many hours or pages you work on. If you have beenRead More →

Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. The finish line came zooming up and then it was over. Not only did the end come up faster than usual, but then time passed quickly after, and now it is almost mid-May. This year was quite different from most in a number of ways. Not only was the world going crazy, but I was trying something completely different with my writing as well. Needless to say, it was far more challenging than usual. Without further ado, let’s get into the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 final update. Curious about how the first four weeks went? Check out my week 1,Read More →