Camp NaNoWriMo Recap // Week One

Welcome to my first Camp NaNoWriMo recap, where I share the story of how I accidentally on purpose got 50k in seven days. Mind anything weird in this post, I am in the writing process which has made me a tad insane.

Mind the weird math in some of this, I haven’t been keeping exact track like I probably should be, but thankfully Camp NaNoWriMo keeps all the most important stuff handy for me.

Day One

Wordcount for the Day: 10,003

Total Wordcount: 10,003

Today was a great start! Working on two novels has actually made my writing process so much easier. What I’ve been doing is writing 500 words on each novel, then switching back and forth. It’s been less draining, surprisingly, since I haven’t had to work on the same novel the whole time.

Day Two

Word Count for the Day: 8000

Total Word Count: 18,003

I’d hoped to get 10k again, but I still got a pretty good word count. I think these books are going to end up being longer than 50,000 words. Tomorrow, we have off school, so hopefully my word count can spike up. I like staying ahead while I can.

Day Three

Word Count For the Day: 4057

Total Word Count: 22,060

I didn’t get as many words as I hoped after the previous days, but 4k is still pretty good (I couldn’t expect 8k days forever, now could I?) . Tomorrow, I have school for the first time in Camp, but it shouldn’t matter too much. I did spend a good portion of my nighttime writing on other super secret plans with a super secret person (Who is probably reading this right now…), and we have some fun stuff coming for our blogs!

Day Four

Word Count for the Day: 4941

Total Word Count: 27001

The perfectionist in me wishes I’d written just 59 more words.  Today was good! I did start worrying about plot, however, it should all be fine for at least two weeks. (If it takes that long…) I think Fantasy Gossip is going to be around 60k but Halfway to Fourteen may be at least 70k, and I’ll probably still be writing in the beginning May.

 Day Five

Word Count for the Day: 4549

Total Word Count: 31,550

We were on a road trip most of the day, so I got a thousand or two words while driving, and the rest after we got back. I hit 30k today, though! Most of Thursday will be busy, so it’s a good thing that I’m ahead.

Day Six

Word Count for the Day: 8450

Total Word Count: 40,000

I hit 40k today! Yay! Cheers! Even though I had a lot of math and drove a lot, today was a pretty good writing day. And… going to bed after midnight again… oh well. I’ll survive (but not if my keys keep getting stuck. Right now it’s the l). Also, the plot for Fantasy Gossip decided to turn itself inside out. :/

Day Seven

Word Count for the Day: 10,000

Total Word Count: 50,000

Two minutes before midnight I hit 25k on Fantasy Gossip and Halfway to Fourteen, adding up to 50,000 words. Even though I was busy most of the day, with hard work and prayer, I made it to 50k. I’ve come so far since last year, I can’t believe it. We’re driving again tomorrow, so I’ll either have a lot more time or a lot less time.


I’m really happy with this week–I surprised myself. I’m pretty sure everyone in my cabin is tired of me, but oh well XD. I’m off to catch up on sleep.

How is Camp NaNo going for you? Are you ahead, behind, or right on track? Also, if you’d like, share what your novel is about! Or are you editing, or writing poetry, or even a screenplay? (Hint: screenplay is going to be the best answer you can give.)

~Josie

18 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. *wails* JOSIEEEEEEE YOU DID A NANOWRIMO IN TEN DAYS!!! MEANWHILE I COULDN’T EVEN GO THE FULL 50K IN THE WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!!! You are insane, my fren. And also I’m sick which sucks cuz my mom doesn’t allow me to do anything BUT REST which means no writing uuuggghhh.

  2. I am very, very behind. Life just keeps piling up. but at least I’m almost at 5k! Your achivements always make mine seem pathetic. XD Ok, for a better answer: I’m writing/editing a screenplay! (surprise, surprise) And you already know what my novel is basically about, though I added a bunch of stuff.

  3. OH MY GOSH YAY A RECAP POST

    Wow! 50k in a week, oh my goodness! I can’t say it enough — CONGRATULATIONS AHH JOSIE YOU ARE AMAZING.

    And you have to finish both of your books just as soon as possible because if you don’t read them I will *dies*.

    Oh, and don’t worry, everyone in the cabin is actually tired of me. XD

    Madi

    1. Thank you so much! I’m pretty sure you’re my primary motivator. (Of course, you’ll be one of the first people I ask to beta).
      Nah, I think the cabin is tired of each other. Or just tired of writing. Or stabbing.

  4. Okay.
    YOUR WORD COUNTS.
    ajklkjsdlajdlkj *flails forever*
    AND NOW YOU’RE AT 65K HOW

    Ahem. Awesome post, Josie! And nonono we love you. FADYA Wordsmiths for the winnn. XD

    1. *flails over your book because it sounds incredibly awesome* Thank you! FADYA Wordsmiths! Can we all do like, the team pump today? Three, two, one, FADYA!

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