I had to make a decision yesterday – would I try and cram in ten hours of editing in the two nights I had left, or admit defeat?
Well – the bad news is, I gave up – not on my story, as I’ll continue working on that – but on my Camp goal of 50 hours of editing. I just couldn’t find those ten hours… If I’d chosen “words” instead of “hours”, I probably could have done it (as I have in the past). But you can’t “make” more hours… And the pressure I was putting on myself was sucking all the joy out of the creative process, and that’s not what it’s about.
So I ended up with 41.5 hours (not bad) – and a plan to finish this book. I know it’s very close to finished (I thought it was closer until I re-read it!) but now I know what I need to do. And by Monday evening, I want it to be DONE (by which I mean it needs to be ready for someone else to read). And it’s a long weekend here so I’ve got a bit of extra time…
Anyway, I hope you all achieved what you set out to do during Camp NaNoWriMo. And if you didn’t quite get there (like me!) – there’s always Camp in July. Or the big one – NaNoWriMo in November!
I might see you there…
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