Friday, May 2, 2014

My questionable win

Well, I won Camp NaNo -- right under the wire (validating at 11:59pm last night), and with a questionable "word count," but I won.

I did succeed in spending a lot of the day working on my novel, though perhaps not quite as much as I had intended -- I got distracted for a little while after I got home in the evening, and as a result ended up with an hour or two fewer to work on my novel than I had wanted.  But I still worked on it for a long time, and was quite pleased with myself for getting back on it.

The real reason I consider myself a "winner" at Camp NaNo, though, is because I succeeded in picking up a project again that had gone completely cold.  Anyone who writes knows how difficult that can be!  And not only did I pick it back up, but when I struggled for part of the month, I managed to come back to it again and end the month strong.  What I really like to use NaNo for is to help me establish regular writing habits -- and while I didn't work on my novel very regularly throughout the whole of April, I'm hoping that Camp NaNo gave me the push I needed to get back into the habit again.

Of course, the real test will be to see if I am able to finish my NaNo '13 novel and get back on track with Ruby Ransome before the next round of Camp in July...  Ideally I'd like to maintain a daily habit of writing or working on my novels, whether it's NaNo or not.  Wish me luck!

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