Yes, I did completely forget I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo at the beginning of the month, but, you know what. I’m going to sit my butt down and give this a go anyway.
Yes, I’m also doing a readathon at the same time (so excited!!!), and yes, I actually have very little idea of what I’ll actually be working on for said Camp NaNoWriMo (I jotted down a few ideas but I guess I’ll see what ends up flowing), but I’m gonna give it my best anyway.
So, looking at the stats I apparently filled in when I set this up (I have little recollection of this at all…), I want to have written a total of 15,000 words by the end of the month towards whatever project I’ll settle on. That’s not nearly as many words as normal NaNoWriMo, but it still can be a lot for me when it comes to my own work.
(Fanfiction? I can churn that shit out in three days. My own stuff is always a hundred times harder to write for, and I guess that revolves around the great fear of messing up. Fanfiction has no real rules, we shoot stuff out and all of it is okay, because it’s just for fun. Original fiction is not nearly the same.)
Seeing as that amounts to 500 words a day, though, I think it’s definitely manageable. I will struggle some days, I have no doubt, but I feel like this is a good leeway into being able to write more without fear of utterly devastating my plot.
(The thing I’ve basically decided to do as I’m writing this, though, is to write a story like a fanfiction that I have no intention of every doing anything with besides maybe sharing with my fanfiction readers. Kind of like a draft, but one I intend to fully scrap once I’m done working out the plot and characters and stuff. I feel like that would help me immensely.)
Anyway, this is a scheduled post, so Camp NaNo should be starting any day now. Wish me luck, and good luck to all of you out there trying your hand at it, too!
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Thanks for reading!