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 →

The finish line of Camp NaNoWriMo is that much closer now that the fourth week has come to an end. This means it’s time for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 4 update. While I love writing, it does have its challenges and this month has had plenty. Regardless, I find the challenges push me to become a better writer and to work at overcoming these hurdles. Writing by the seat of my pants is one of the biggest hurdles I have experienced. Yet I am glad that I chose to go this route for this month, as it shook up my normal writing routine. CuriousRead More →

Another week of writing has come and gone in April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. That means it’s time for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update. This week wasn’t all that different from the previous two. I did get writing done, but it came with some struggles as well. Life also kept me busy as I have been ensuring the housework doesn’t fall behind and I’ve been getting some long overdue organizing projects done. Not to mention that I have been working on getting a bit of an early start to my garden, so writing hasn’t been my top priority right now. Even so, I am doingRead More →

The second week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. The nice thing about Camp NaNoWriMo is you can set whatever word count that you want or you can stick with the usual 50,000 words. With an end goal of 25,000 words, this week should be at 9163 words. Writing is a hobby that I truly enjoy though some months I get more done than others. With 30-day challenges like NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, I get an extra boost to my writing muse – at least most of the time. This Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 2 update will show you how I’m doing with myRead More →

Did you know that Camp NaNoWriMo is happening? April is when this 30-day writing challenge occurs. It is quite similar to NaNoWriMo and so I decided to give weekly updates on my progress as I did back in November. Because of everything that is going on in the world, I didn’t quite get my NaNoWriMo kit filled with snacks. However, I am confident that I can continue to balance writing with life, I’ll just do so with fewer snacks. Writing is a great way to fill the time when stuck at home or whenever your creative juices are flowing. Without further ado, here is myRead More →