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Camp NaNoWriMo: Midpoint Update

Hey BookWyrms,

I’m a little over half way done with Camp NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month), and I’m really happy with my progress so far. On July 9th, 2020, I finished the first draft of Shenanigans! I’m super stoked! However, this kind of killed my NaNo progress because I was only 13k words in, and my goal was to write 50k and/or finish my draft. I was not expecting to finish the draft so early.

Rather than jump into premature edits, I’m letting my comical little YA romance rest. To keep participating in Camp, I’ve dropped my goal down to 20k words and I’ve started brainstorming my next project. Instead of my original goal of at least 1,613 words per day, I’m just shooting for 300-500 words at least 4 times a week.

What’s Next?

As of now, I’m brainstorming an outline for my next project, letting Shenanigans rest for a few weeks, and celebrating the crap out of the fact that I wrote a book! Wyrms, I seriously can’t wait to start editing. It is such a crazy feeling to have a whole book sitting on my computer, just waiting for me. If all goes as planned, by the end of the month, I’ll have a well rounded outline done by the time I’m ready to pull Shenanigans back out.

As always, leave me a comment. Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo? How is your progress going? Not a writer? What proud moments have come out of quarantine? If you haven’t yet, sign up the BookWyrm Cove newsletter to keep up. Happy reading, BookWyrms!