Leaving camp NaNoWriMo and heading back to reality

I did it! I managed to get just over the 50K mark on my work in progress in just one month. It has been a good boost for me and I hope to be able to get the next 50K finished next month. Hope is a good thing but I know sometimes what I hope for and what I get do not always add up. My success this month was due in part to a restructured work schedule for the school holidays which left me with more time to write than usual since I was at home most days. Next week marks my return to a five day work week and the real world. My summer vacation is over. My old writing schedule will most likely return. This for me means grabbing precious moments of solitude in the early hours of the morning and late hours of the night. Still in all, this boost has set me further ahead in this novel than I thought I would be at the start of the summer. In addition to this 50K, I also managed 30K on another novel back in July. So I have two WIPs to choose from when I do get those writing moments.  All in all the summer has been better for writing than I planned.

Aside from the writing, the best part about being at Camp NaNoWriMo this month was no sunburn, pesky mosquitos or uncomfortable cabins to contend with. It was just me, my muse and my laptop. Now that is what I call camping in style!


About Billie Jo Schinnerer

Born and raised on the edge of the Helderberg Escarpment in eastern New York. Formerly a teacher. Moved to the North West area of England in 2003. Now a mother of three who doesn’t really know what she wants to be when she grows up.
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3 Responses to Leaving camp NaNoWriMo and heading back to reality

  1. pattisj says:

    That’s the only way to camp! Congratulations!

  2. Selena says:

    Congratulations! that is one difficult task and you did it.

  3. Congratulations! That definitely sounds like the best kind of camp.

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