I’ve just completed CamNaNoWriMo for July, where I was challenged to write 50,000 words of a potential novel. Novelists typically plan their work before they start to type. They map out plots, build new worlds and develop compelling characters. This preparation can take some time and effort, but it’s that old adage in practice: fail …
This is the last day of CampNaNoWriMo which challenges writers to complete 50,000 words of a novel during the month of July. I don’t like the whole ‘winner’ moniker, but mission duly accomplished.
With five days remaining, I have topped 40,000 words. The month’s progress as evidenced by the helpful little chart is more erratic than I would have hoped, but certainly more focused than I had expected.
I’d hoped to hit 20,000, but 17,000 will do for now. What is more important is that my rambling prose is finally piecing together the fractured hero of my novel. I can hear him now.
I have passed 10,000 words. This feels like a significant marker, although I know it’s just as arbitrary as any number. Perhaps it’s the presence of the extra zero that adds a certain weight to my efforts. Or perhaps it’s the fact that I can see it in terms of 20%. What’s the significance of …
I’m diving in. 50,000 words of a novel during the month of July. Who’s with me?