Well, Camp NaNoWriMo is over, and I didn’t win! I’m OK with that though, as I still managed a respectable 40,884 words of my 60,000 word goal, even after really struggling with this story.
In my half-way post I said that I was going to have to rewrite the start of the book after going in the wrong direction with it, which I have thankfully now done! I copied and pasted several passages from my original draft (which I noted down and excluded from my Camp Nano word count), but I also completely rewrote a lot of scenes and thankfully, it all seems to have paid off! Initially writing this story felt like pulling teeth, but now with a clearer idea of my characters and their motivations (thanks to Lisa Cron’s Story Genius book! Highly recommended by the way!) it’s proving so much more enjoyable to write.
Whilst it’s a shame I didn’t win Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m feeling good about the project, and am hoping to start making serious progress with the draft now the beginning is all straightened out!
So how did Camp NaNoWriMo go for you? What have you been working on this past month?