2017 Camp NaNoWriMo April Recap



Apparently, I’m still bad at posting regularly. (As you can tell.)

I meant to post weekly with my updates about Camp NaNoWriMo… Aaaaaaaand… that didn’t happen. We’re now about halfway through May, and I still haven’t explained how it went… Yup. Sufficient to say, I’m a horrible person. At least where blogging is concerned at the moment.

I did end up writing 50K (50,000 words) for Camp NaNoWriMo. I would love to say I finished a project, but the truth is I didn’t even come close to finishing any. Well, that’s not true. I wrote three-fourths (3/4) of one novella about a girl who befriends a kelpie, has a way with horses, and has no desire to marry the prince pursuing her, but that’s it. Besides that story, I jumped around three other novels within the Altera series, the fantasy series I have been developing on and off for the past couple of years. My goal is to work on those officially once all four Shifters & Mages and all four of the Surrender novels are out, but who knows when that’ll be (I have the covers for all four Surrender novels, the first draft of the first novel, and the blurbs of the following three, but that’s it).

So, suffice it to say, I got a lot of writing done, but it all felt like… meh kinda writing, like I was just free-writing and stalling until I got the itch to work on something else. And while that’s not completely true, it sorta is. I didn’t really have the desire to finish the Shifters & Mages series until the month was about halfway over, and I felt very blah about writing in general up until that point. I had plenty of material to work on, but I didn’t really want to work on any of it, so I just jumped around until I did.

Now, I’m ready to tackle some projects for real. I’m almost finished with the first, handwritten draft of Endless Starry Nights, and as soon as that’s finished, I’ll be completely outlining books three and four of the Shifters & Mages series. I plan to write book three (or finish book three since I have it started already) for Camp NaNoWriMo in July and possibly work on book four in November for the traditional NaNoWriMo. We’ll see how everything goes.

Personally, I’m ready to complete another novel. I just realized the other day that I haven’t completed a novel (I’ve worked on and finished several short stories, but not an actual novel) since I completed the first draft of Jenna’s Story back in 2013. Yeah… That was four years ago. Time to change that. I need to start working on writing and FINISHING what I start, rather than jumping from project-to-project like I did for Camp NaNoWriMo. Anyway, below are my numbers for Camp NaNoWriMo. Enjoy.


Day 1: 2,240/1,666
Day 2: 4,063/3,333
Day 3: 4,063/5,000
Day 4: 14,500/6,666
Day 5: 19,371/8,333
Day 6: 23,627/10,000
Day 7: 24,697/11,666
Day 8: 25,004/13,333
Day 9: 25,861/15,000
Day 10: 28,000/16,666
Day 11: 31,891/18,333
Day 12: 31,891/20,000
Day 13: 34,641/21,666
Day 14: 39,582/23,333
Day 15: 42,522/25,000
Day 16: 43,897/26,666
Day 17: 43,897/28,333
Day 18: 43,897/30,000
Day 19: 44,632/31,666
Day 20: 46,654/33,333
Day 21: 46,874/35,000
Day 22: 48,195/36,666
Day 23: 48,195/38,333
Day 24: 50,125/40,000
Day 25: 50,075/41,666 (Officially won!!! … and didn’t write anymore…)
Day 26: 50,075/43,333
Day 27: 50,075/45,000
Day 28: 50,075/46,666
Day 29: 50,075/48,333
Day 30: 50,075/50,000

How did you do for Camp NaNoWriMo? What are you working on next? Do you already have plans for July’s Camp NaNoWriMo?


2 thoughts on “2017 Camp NaNoWriMo April Recap

    • I did, and I’m not complaining about it… well… too much… I feel it would have been better if I had spent that time working on something else, but it’s possible I needed the break, so I’m not complaining too much.


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