Camp NaNoWriMo 2018 Update

15/04/2018 Personal, Writing 10

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018 Update

So we’re half way through April, and halfway through Camp NaNoWriMo, so I thought it was about time I did an update on my progress!

My target for this Camp NaNoWriMo was to add 30,000 words to my WIP, making my daily target 1,000 words. So far I’ve been keeping up with it, and my Camp NaNo word count was up to 14,275, as of yesterday (April 14th). I had already written 58,000 words of my WIP before starting Camp NaNo, which takes my project total up to 72,275 words.

I’m pretty happy with this progress, although I’d kind of hoped to have banked a lot more extra words by this point in the month, because this is where things are about to get busy! Today is my birthday, so I’m probably going to be out and about and not have a huge amount of time to fit in my 1,000 words (and shouldn’t I get the day off, considering it’s my birthday?), and then I’m going away for a few days as of tomorrow.

I will have my laptop with me though, so hopefully I’ll get a spare half an hour here and there to fit in my writing, plus I’m hoping the beautiful landscapes and fresh air of the Lake District will really help my levels of inspiration!

So how are you doing with Camp NaNoWriMo, or your current writing project? 

10 Responses to “Camp NaNoWriMo 2018 Update”

  1. Emma

    Hey Laura,

    first of all: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you had a nice day with your loved ones and got many cool gifts for your special day.

    My Camp NaNoWriMo is going well. I have set a goal of 25.000 words and at the moment I’m at about 22.500 words. So I think I will achieve my goal in the coming week. But my story seems to become longer than I expected, so I am curious where it will get me and how long it will be in the end.

    Kind regards,

    • Laura

      Thanks! 🙂
      I’m glad your Camp NaNo is going well, and congrats on having almost reached your target already! That’s amazing!
      And that happens to me a lot too, where my story ends up being much longer than I had thought! Best of luck with it! 🙂

  2. Ianthe

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA! I hope you have the best day!! Please make a post about the books you get today, if any!
    I’m failing at NaNo as usual 🙁 I’ve only written about 7k words since the beginning of April, and my goal was to add 20k.

    • Laura

      Thank you! I did get loads of book vouchers, so I’ll have to do a bit of a birthday book haul post about what I bought with them! 🙂
      7k words is still a lot of words, so I wouldn’t call that failing! And the month isn’t over yet. Best of luck with it! 🙂

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    Happy Birthday!! You totally deserve a day off if you would like one. 🙂 I think you’re doing a great job with your word count. That’s awesome. I am not doing Camp NanoWriMo, BUT I really do need to get back into my WIP and finally finish that first draft – not that I’m particularly close. haha


    • Laura

      It’s still going well, thankfully! NaNo definitely works well for me. I only ever seem to get anything done when I’m working to a specific goal! 🙂

  4. Kristin @ Flickering Lights

    I’ve never participated in Camp nanowrimo before, but I totally love seeing other peoples updates while they’re doing it! Well done with your word count, thats amazing! Good luck for the rest of nanowrimo! 🙂

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