Well, it’s now May 3rd, which means that the April Camp NaNoWriMo session has come to a close, and this post will be all about my experience.
First of all, this happened:
I finished off the month with 22,083 words, which just happened to be above my set goal of 20,000 words. I logged an average of 736 words per day.
However, I fell short of my goal to finish the first draft of the Terrible Romance Sequel. This was the goal about which I cared the most, so as you can imagine, I’ve been shaking off some disappointment the last few days.
You would think, by now, I would be old hat at falling short of my goals because I do it more often than I actually achieve them, but that doesn’t seem to stop me from being disappointed. The good news is that I will eventually shake off the disappointment (keyword there being ‘eventually’…) and get back to work on completing the twelve (twelve!) scenes that currently stand between me and a completed manuscript.
So while I did not accomplish all that I had hoped to accomplish, some progress was made. It can be best seen in the storyboard for this project. I took a picture of the board once a week during the month of April, intending to use them in Camp update posts. Well, I dropped the ball on actually posting said posts, but I still have the pictures.
Here now, for your possible enjoyment, is the evolution of the Terrible Romance Sequel storyboard, from the first day of Camp to the last.
(Just a reminder that the pink squares are completed scenes. Teal squares are incomplete scenes. Purple was reserved for scenes I planned to write but hadn’t started yet, and all the white space in between the squares represented places where I thought I needed to add more story but hadn’t figured out what exactly that story was supposed to be.)
One thing I did manage to do this month was eliminate all that white space of the unknown. Now all I need to do is figure out how to write those twelve remaining scenes.
(Note: comforting lies welcome…)
Well, on that note, I’m signing off. I still have some scenes to finish.
Be safe and well, all.