Welp, it’s April 5th, which means that I’ve been back at Camp NaNoWriMo on the shores of lovely Lake Creativity (Note: not a real lake. At least I don’t think so.) for five whole days now.
My goal this month is to finish the first draft of Terrible Romance Sequel, which—interesting fun fact—I’ve been trying and failing to finish since I started it during the November 2020 session of—you guessed it—NaNoWriMo.
Will this month finally be the month I finish the first draft of this story?
I mean, it won’t be, but a girl can still dream, right?
My word count goal for the month is set at 20,000 words. I decided on that based on the fact that the manuscript word count entering this month was around 75,000, and the first draft of the Terrible Romance Novel (aka Love & Other Lies) ended up being around 95,000 words (It got shorter in the second draft).
But that’s all an estimation. I may need more than 20,000 words to finish this thing. I may need less. I really don’t know. I do know that with a 20,000 word goal, my daily goal comes out to approximately 666 words per day. Which I’m sure is just a fun coincidence and not a harbinger of doom or anything like that.
This next picture is the storyboard for this particular project. Teal squares are scenes that have been started but are not yet finished. Pink squares are completed (at least for now…) scenes. You can see at the bottom that there are also purple squares. That color is reserved for scenes that are planned but haven’t yet been started. Currently, there are no such scenes in this book.
So tune in this month for regular (or semi-regular, or maybe even non-existent, because I do occasionally (translation: always) forget to update this blog) updates on how the Camp experience is going. In theory, the next picture of the storyboard will feature a lot more pink.
Here are the numbers so far:
Word Count Goal: 20,000
Where the word count should be: 3,335
Where the word count actually is: 3,167
Number of words to go: 16,833
Are you participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? If so, how’s it going?