It is July, and that means it’s Camp NaNoWriMo! It’s a bit more laid back than November, but it’s still a great time to get some words in. I’m so excited for this month!
Things will be a teensy bit different, though. I often try to get in an actual in-real-life camping trip during Camp (both in April and July), but April’s wasn’t even planned because of the pandemic and July’s is now cancelled due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases (so also the pandemic… yay for people who refuse to social distance and wear masks… ‘MURICA!). I might have to console myself by setting up my one-person tent on our patio.
However, this means I will probably always have access to electricity and internet, so I won’t have to plan around my off-grid days. This makes things a little easier because I have BiG gOaLs this month.
What are they? Namely, I want to get this damned book finished. I’ve been stalled at about the halfway mark for a while now, and I want to push past it and get this show on the road. I’m tracking my scenes on my kanban board and words on the NaNoWriMo website. So far (and I owe all of it to the online write-in our region had on Thursday), I’ve finished one scene and written 1,430 words.
My hours have also been cut at work (again, thank you to all the idiots spreading the virus around), and while I needed some time to process that at first, I’m now looking forward to having even more time to write this month. It is an interesting balance between being anxious about everything that’s going on in the world and doing my best to take advantage of the opportunities I’m being given by that “everything.”
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this year? What are you working on? Have you gotten more or less writing done than usual since the start of the pandemic?