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Hello to all of my lovely friends.

It’s been a little while since I’ve been here, and I have a few things to catch you up on.

Like how I am participating in July’s Camp NaNoWriMo! I love July’s camp because I don’t need to worry too much about other hard deadlines. Usually.

With the world as it is, my productivity has been a roller coaster ride, and the anthology I’m editing is slow going because of this. Add on that one of my kitties just died last week, and we’ve got me in a half-cocked meltdown mode.

But since I don’t want to dwell there, let’s recap some camp nano things instead.

First, my goals: since I play writer-opoly every month (a game to give me writing prompts and challenges), I have an added 150 words a day to produce on top of my typical 500 daily goal. If this wasn’t July, I might have been upset, but as I have some serious goals this month, I didn’t let it bother me.

And really, I’m smashing my goals right now in that department.

Overall, that brings my wordcount goal to 20,150. Not a bad goal for thirty-one days.

However, what I’m tracking for camp is minutes (equaling two hours a day) dedicated to writing. I did this last year, and the results were FANTASTIC. I wrote an extra 15,000-20,000 words in my novel in 2019.

That’s 3,620 minutes, by the way.

Second, project goals: I wanted to finish one and a half more stories in my current distraction project—Wooing the Alpha, which is a series of fourteen shorts that range between 12k and 15k in length. I also want to re-read my YA novel, the one I’m being distracted from, and jot some notes down so that I can dig into it again. I’m played with re-outlining, so that may be on the agenda as well.

Third, I also have the writer-opoly challenges of writing with a cursed prompt, to emulate another author’s voice (aka Christopher Pike), and to write a scene with courage and perseverance, which I’m pretty sure I’m combining into one project.

Okay. Here are my numbers so far:


Week One | July 1-4

Minutes Completed: 490/480

Minutes Ahead: 10

Words Written: 5,508

Week One | July 5-11

Minutes Completed: 872/840

Minutes Ahead: 42

Words Written: 9,806


And that’s a total of 15,314/20,150 words so far this month and an average of 1,392 words a day.

It seems that the only thing not impeded by the ups and downs and more downs of life is my writing. I just passed 70k in this project, and I started it mid-March. Holy hell.


Want to know more about my kitty or my writing progress, check out my vlog:


Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? Let me know in the comments below.