Camp NaNoWriMo June 2012


Wordcount has been reached, 50,000 words in 30 days with just eight hours and forty minutes to spare. The novel held together with only one major shift in the basic style of the chapters. No characters went jumping off a cliff or setting cats on fire.

It was a struggle though, definitely. Most days I was more than a little behind, working on the previous day’s wordcount but procrastinating just a little because I somehow always manage to catch up. One of these times I’m going to get so behind and not be able to catch up. I think that happened one November a few years ago, which was the one and only time I’ve ever failed to reach a NaNo set wordcount. Of course it also happened I was working on my doctorate and attempting to get an internship at that time, but I still believe it was my intense ability to procrastinate that did me in.

It certainly does not help that I write just about the daily minimum of 1,667 words a day in Lunacy roleplay, and then trying to write a novel on top of that. I probably write 50,000 words a month just posting to Lunacy. Then again, I have banged out 7,000 a night on some intense writing sessions with my NaNoWriMo buddies.

The novel is definitely not finished. I only made it to Chapter 9 when I had at least 15 planned, so no doubt I’ll do research for the next month and pick it up again in August to try and finish the thing. My main character still hasn’t told me his motivation for doing this, but I know he has something he’s trying to get out of all of it.

Or maybe I’ll go off on some tangent and write a cowboy version of Lunacy fluff piece. Haha!

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