So, the Daily Post’s writing prompts aren’t really doing it for me lately. Maybe Monday is just going to become a general chat day, which I don’t think I’d mind. This week I’m starting a new morning/evening routine schedule for myself, and I am interested to see how it turns out. When I was in college I worked in the morning or had early classes, and since I am not really a morning person, I would get up early to go to work/class, and run in the evenings. I really enjoyed it too, having a physical activity to burn off all the stress of the day always sent me to bed in a good mood, and I like running at night in general, it’s dark and quite and peaceful. Well, I’m going to try and bring back the routine starting today. Lately I just haven’t had the motivation to get up and run. I do however, enjoy getting up early to have a little bit of quite personal time. Like right now, I got up early, made a cup of coffee, and am now sitting here writing, enjoying myself. Maybe that first hour at work will be a bit more productive too!
Anyway, as the title states, I also wanted to mention last’s weeks achievements. With the first week of Camp NaNoWriMo finished I am super excited to say that I have gotten my first draft up to just over 26,300 words, and have written almost 12,000 words total in the first week. I’m meeting my daily word count in order to finish by the end of July and am having a great time! I’m a pantser when it comes to writing, so I have a basic timeline and the major events I want to take place outlined. But really, I just sit down and write, and what’s coming out I am really pleased with. I know there will be a ton of editing to do when I am done with this draft, but it is a first draft so I’m expecting that. And with my general writing process the first draft is always ROUGH, and gets a major overhaul during round two. I’m seriously loving camp though, and I have a great cabin of fellow WP bloggers so we all can learn about each others writing outside of camp too, which I think is great. So if you have ever thought about Camp NaNo and decided it was too hard or something, take some advice from Nike, and just do it! You won’t regret it.
Working on my WIP through Camp NaNo has been what most of this week has been dedicated to for me. I have begun re-reading the Harry Potter series as well though, and J. K. Rowling is just so damn inspiring. I love her writing style and it makes me more confident in my unique voice, so I’ve stopped worrying about what is “normal” and expected and just tried to stick true to myself, aren’t those books with the abnormal voices the ones we all love the most anyway, it certainly makes them more memorable. I was slightly disappointed that last Thursday’s history discussion didn’t actually get any discussion, but I’m hoping that as I do it more people will be more inclined comment and carry on a conversation. Oh and I bought a new dressage saddle (much to my husband’s chagrin), and I can’t wait for it to arrive, it’s going to be awesome!