shivver13 (shivver13) wrote,

Letter from camp!

Camp Nanowrimo is going well: I was actually keeping up with the daily word count target until yesterday. As a reminder, I decided that instead of working on one specific piece for the entire camp, I would just try to write 20k words on whatever I felt like, with the hope that I would complete some of my WIPs.

Well, so far, it's been pretty successful. Looking through my WIPs, I found a file with three rather nice paragraphs completed and no indication of what they were intended for. I had absolutely no idea what the concept for the story was. So, I just came up with one and finished it. This is the reason that I missed the word count yesterday - I'm in the editing phase and that doesn't generate words. It's a really weird story - I'm not even sure it qualifies as a story. It's more like an essay. I don't know what to think about it, but hey, it's a complete work that didn't start with an external prompt! It still needs to ferment for a few days, and then I'll post it.

However, the good news is that CN is doing exactly what I hoped it would do, which is coax me to write, no matter what it is I write about. I've gotten some good work done on some of my fragments (but not on my dw_guestfest piece - any of the three of them that I've started for that thon) and I'm rather happy with that. I feel like I'm finally emerging from the desert. What I'd really like to do is hit 150% of my target by the end of the month. Of course, I'm not on track for that at this point, but I just need to push myself.
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