Camp NaNoWriMo Complete!

01/08/2018 Personal, Writing 4

Camp NaNoWriMo Complete!

Back at the start of July I wrote a post about how I was going to do Camp NaNoWriMo this July, but I was going to put a spin on it: instead of working on a novel, I was going to write 30,000 words worth of short stories.

Well, 15 short stories later, I’m pleased to say I reached my goal! My 15 stories varied in length from 500 words to 5,000, and were about everything from fairytales and alien princesses to traffic jams and ghosts!

It turned out to be so much harder than I expected, and I had known it wasn’t going to be easy. This is the first NaNoWriMo I’ve done in a long time where I’ve ended up significantly behind schedule, and I really had to push on the last day to get it done.

It was hard to keep on coming up with new ideas, and some days I just had to start writing and hope for the best. Plus I’ve always really struggled to think of endings for stories, so in a lot of cases that caused me a problem. That’s why I think there are some stories that are much better than others!

Anyway, I’m glad I made it, and there are definitely some stories I may give an edit and then look into doing something with them! It turned out to be a really difficult challenge, but I would definitely recommend it if you fancy doing something different for NaNoWriMo in the future.

So who else did Camp NaNoWriMo? How did it go?

4 Responses to “Camp NaNoWriMo Complete!”

    • Laura

      I would definitely recommend it if you want to try something different! It was hard, but fun, and it’s nice having so many small but completed projects at the end of it 🙂

  1. Myna Kaltschnee

    Hey Laura,

    wow, congratulations! 30,000 words of short stories is great! Actually I’m thinking about writing short stories this NaNoWriMo in November, but I’m not sure of it. I mean – 50,000 words of short stories is really A LOT.

    This July I wrote a 30,000 word novella in the romantic fantasy genre.

    Have a nice summer!


    • Laura

      Thank you! 🙂
      I would definitely recommend the short stories thing! 50,000 words worth of short stories is a lot, but you could maybe give yourself a smaller target if you thought that was too much, or maybe if you planned them all out ahead of time it would help? I think that’s why I struggled so much last month, because I was literally making it all up as I went along.
      And congrats on your own Camp NaNo project! It sounds awesome! I hope you have a lovely summer too 🙂

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