I’m a bit late to the Camp party this year – I’d only just decided to do it today!
The main reason I wanted (or rather needed) to do Camp was to try and get some creative stuff happening again. I’ve really done nothing since NaNoWriMo in November 2020, and I really just wanted to finish something and move on. That something is the novel I’ve been editing/rewriting/researching since 2013. Perhaps I was a bit ambitious doing an historical novel as I find myself putting stuff in that’s too “modern” for the era I’m writing about (1916-1926). I don’t want to get things wrong, so that means I’m constantly checking everything. I’m happy with the overall story, my characters etc, but the background stuff has to be right.
Also, I had a mild panic attack earlier today because I thought I’d lost about 20,000 words somewhere in the depths of Scrivener/my MacBook Air. It turns out I was looking at an earlier version of my manuscript, which hadn’t saved properly for some mysterious reason, but I found my current, intact version shortly afterwards (phew!)
Anyway, after all that drama, I managed to get three hours in. My aim is 30 hours (= 30,000 words on the Camp NaNo website) so I’m happy with that.
Until tomorrow, Wrimos!
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