Friday, 5 April 2019

Camp NaNoWriMo 2019

TGIF! Not only is it the last day of the work week for many but it's also the last day of term for Vala! Two whole weeks off after today, with half that time being spent with Vala at her Nanna's. No school run or a bored 5 year old to entertain all next week and I'm going to try and put that free time to good use.

Camp NaNoWriMo started on Monday and because I set myself a ridiculously easy goal of only 2,500 words, I have already completed it. I hit 2,505 words on Wednesday and haven't done anymore writing since. But I'm not done with it. The words I have written are extremely rough. I just wanted to get the idea I've had for my sequel novels epilogue out of my head and I've done that now. But in doing that, I didn't focus too much on the writing, just the plot. I've completely left out dialogue in important scenes, summarised a minor action scene and basically just explained what's going to happen. My plan, once Vala is away and I have free time during Flynn's nap times, is to work on this piece and expand on it. I don't plan on polishing it or making it perfect but I want to get it to a standard that's ready to help me kick off writing the sequels main piece in November.

I'm glad I got the idea written out, even if it's still in a raw form, because it's been in my head for a while now and I'd kept putting off actually writing it. Camp gave me the motivation I needed to work on it. So whilst camp is far from over and I've still got plenty to do, I'm happy to report I reached my goal and accomplished what I set out to do.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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