I’m limping back into writing after two months of basically nothing. Fortunately, those two months were meant to be low word count months anyway, so I had a bit of a buffer, but I’m still about 30k behind quota for my Half MilWordY.
To compensate, I’m going over my original goal for this month. I had originally planned to do the standard 50k for Camp, which I’m raising to 100k instead to get back on track.
I have three projects I’m working on:
- Outlining an epic fantasy
- First draft of a book for my business
- Second draft of the book I started during NaNo and finished in January/February
I had hoped to be able to narrow it down to two of those, but no matter which pair I chose, I felt like I was missing out on something cool, so now I’m going to split my time between all three projects.
I’m not entirely confident in that choice because I really like the promise of closure in a NaNo event (write to goal within time and be done with the project). I will probably finish the first draft project within July, but probably not the other two, and that feels a little unsatisfying. What may end up happening is that I finish the first draft project and then successfully choose between the outline or the second draft once I’ve put some work into both of them. 50k should get either of those projects where they’re going.
Or I may end up getting excited about all of my projects and exceeding my 100k goal, which would be lovely but I’m not expecting it.
My goal is 100k for the month, minimum of 1,667 per day, and all goals are cumulative between all three projects. No individual project goals at this point, although I expect those to develop as I go.