(I wanted to post this on 29 July, but I got distracted by Hobbs and Shaw… Don’t judge me)
I decided on a crazy goal for this year’s Camp NaNo. Not only was I writing in a genre I haven’t written in before. But I also wrote with a minimal outline. Just to see where it would take me.
And now, I need you to take a look at the date of this post.
That’s right! I won Cam NaNo!
I met my goal and I finished Draft Zero of a project that’s been in my brain for years.
And I did it all with days to spare!
The best thing about it? I decided to try and see if I could write the initial draft in one month, so I set my goal at 50K. And after 27 days and 51 thousand words later, I am a winner 🙂
On top of it all, I also accepted a challenge from Lyra Parish to write 10K in a day on July 20 and those of you following me on Instagram know that I also met that challenge!
It took me 14 hours with breaks (or 8.5h of non-stop writing, depends on how you want to count it) but I wrote over 10 thousand in a day. One-fifth of my initial draft was written in a single day.
This month showed me what I’m truly capable of. I knew I could write 50k in a month, I’ve won NaNoWriMo in the past. But I’ve been in a writing slump for a long time already and so I wasn’t sure I still had the passion to pull it off.
Turns out: I can totally pull it off and writing novels is still something that brings me joy.
And before you ask: why yes, I am going to participate in this year’s NaNoWriMo.
November can’t come too soon!