Let’s Say We Are Going to Camp NaNoWriMo

I am the queen of unfinished drafts.

Like every good writer, I start stories, novels, blog posts with every intent to finish them. But sometimes, I get bored…okay, a lot of times I get bored after I begin always in the middle. That part of the writing process when it begins to feel like work and there I go off to something else new and shiny.

But this July, I decided to try Camp NaNoWriMo…again. CNW_Participant_Square

Last November, I started working on a novel project, and I didn’t finish it (like I said I am the queen). I found myself trudging through the motions of writing before giving up mid-way through NaNoWriMo. Since last November, I keep thinking about this one project. This one idea that I started, characters who won’t let me move on to the next project.

Even if nothing comes from the novel, I need to write out.

This is why I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo. If I could explain that writing this novel isn’t about publishing; it isn’t about signing an agent to market my work (I am open to both scenarios should anyone be interested); and it isn’t about writing an insane about of words in one month.

For me, it is about getting into a daily writing habit. It is about not feeling guilty that I can’t keep my damn butt in the chair long enough to write something. It is about breaking free from the endless cycle of “should haves” and “what if’s.”

Sure, I may not finish this month, but if nothing else, I will be a few words closer to finishing.

That’s why I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo again.


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