This week was a very unproductive writing week because of a few events. Getting my pupils dilated didn’t help, and neither did the storm that fried our television and our router/modem and yes, we had a surge protector. I had some fun though. We hit up a Brewers game and got some great workouts in. Read some books and visited The Book Store where I will do an author event this summer (Saturday, August 10th from 2pm-4pm). So, while there was minimal writing, I’ll be back at it tomorrow for Camp NaNoWriMo.
If you don’t know what Camp NaNoWriMo is, it’s just a fun way to make sure that you’re hitting your writing goals. I’ve been floating back and forth between projects, so I knew it was time to hold myself accountable. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month which normally takes place in November, but in July and April, there are opportunities in the form of a virtual camp. And you even can have cabin mates if you’d like! What fun! The point is just to write. Not to think. It’s all about hitting word goals. My goal is to write 50,000 words this month. That’s 1,613 words a day. I try to hit the 2,000 words a day to get ahead of myself in case I need to miss some days. I once took part in November and let me tell you, even though I didn’t get to 50,000 words, I was happy to get 25,000. It got me into a routine that I needed.
Have fun and remember to read and write dangerously!