April is over, and I failed to meet my word goal for Camp NaNoWriMo, even though I lowered it 10,000 words from my original goal of 20,000. But it didn’t just slip past me. I simply stopped writing new material after the first week and a half and I knew what I was doing. My April was filled with a lot of things going on in my life, and I quite frankly wasn’t inspired to write any story other than my November NaNo project.
Now, I do understand that I need to write even when life is crazy and I’m not inspired, but I think you can take a break sometimes, so after about a week and a half or forcing myself to write in April, I just stopped, minus a little editing for my other project and a couple of other odds and ends added to older story ideas (I have well over a dozen story documents that have been started but are no where near fleshed out, but that’s another post for another time, I suppose). I was busy, but I had chances to make the time, and I knew it.
But over the next month or two, I believe I will have the chance to refocus. May is already shaping up to look like an interesting month, but a good one. So after my failed attempt at Camp NaNoWriMo, I do intend to reevaluate how I spend my time writing, and trying to construct a more workable schedule for me. I don’t intend to always allow the busy nature of life to delay my dreams. I need to keep writing, and keep practicing, and slowing down on this blog has been helpful. Thanks to everyone for their patience. Having friends who are rooting for me seriously helps me.
I didn’t reach more than 10k words last month for Camp NaNoWriMo either. April seemed to be a much crazier month than a lot of us originally expected.
Susan Dennard has a great series on writing productivity on her blog that I need to re-read and try to see if it works for me. It might help you too.
I’ve read it but yeah, I need to reread it. Her tips are very helpful!
I am glad you are still eager to get back to the writing! I’m sure you will find your rhythm soon – I am sending all encouraging vibes your way! 🙂
Thanks, Charlene! 🙂
Everyone deserves a break, whether it be from writing or running! I echo what the other ladies said above me, I’m sure you’ll find your rhythm again soon and it will ROCK! 🙂 You don’t want to push something that’s not there, there’s really no point then.
Thanks for the encouragement, Summer! I wrote about 300 words last night and it felt really good!