I’ve got myself officially signed up for the July session of Camp NaNoWriMo now.
Back in April I set a goal of 30,000 words for myself, and that proved to be a bit more than I could handle. I’m going to mainly blame that on getting very sick at the start of the month and never really getting myself motivated to make up for the time I lost while sick. Regardless of why it happened, I failed to reach my goal by a lot.
This time I’ve decided to set myself a very reachable goal in hopes that I’ll actually be able to achieve it and then keep going from there. For that reason I’ve set myself the goal of 10,000 words for July. It’s not much. I’ve written more than that in day back when I was crazy, more motivated, and willing to completely shut myself away from the world for more than 24 hours at a time. I think 10,000 words will still be a stretch for me though. Especially since the plan is for me to move house sometime during that month.
I’m not going to worry about trying to come up with a new project for the month. I’ll just be a rebel and continue the project I’ve been working on all spring. I wrote the first book for this project for NaNoWriMo in 2010 and I’ve been working on the second book on and off ever since. It would be really nice to finally get it finished so I’ll feel less guilty starting something new for NaNoWriMo this year. I’m hoping I can finish up the rough draft for book two in the next 25,000 words or so. We’ll see how that goes.
Let me know if you’re being a rebel or going for a goal other than the traditional 50,000 next month. I’d love to have a few more people to request as cabin mates.