Camp NaNo Update: Behind doesn’t mean Failure.

Posted: April 17, 2017 in camp nanowrimo, Creative WRiting, Nano, nano advice, nano pep talk, NaNoWriMo
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Did you guys think I’d disappeared completely? I wouldn’t really blame you… I’ve been gone for a while, after all. The fact is, being pregnant and trying your hardest to move all in the same month of doing NaNo is hard. It’s made worse by the fact that I found out I’m pretty anemic (ergo, why I’m sleeping all of the time).

I have fallen behind.

And… I’m not going to let it freak me out. So, I’m saying the same thing to all of you who have fallen behind and decided to give up. ❤ Don’t do that! Falling behind doesn’t mean automatic failure.

Yeah, things are gonna be a little harder, and you’re gonna have to play catchup. You’re going to go through a few difficult days if you decide to do it all at once, OR you’re gonna have to slightly up your wordcount and spread it out through the rest of the month. NaNo is only half over, guys ❤ you can certainly still do this.

I keep thinking about the fact that my husband told me that I really needed to do Camp, because I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t. I keep thinking about the fact that I certainly won’t be able to do Camp in July, as I’m gonna be having a baby in July and even I’m not that crazy.

I keep thinking about the fact that he’s right, and there’s no reason to give up on myself. Even if I end up only getting half of what I planned to get, that’s still more than what I started out with. When you’re writing, when you’re creating, and when you’re trying? You never really lose!

So, keep your chin up, guys. We’re half through, and I know that you can keep on keeping on, even if it seems impossible right now!

That’s all for now though ❤ I’m actually gonna go and get a few words written, so I can start playing the catchup game. Since I have ridiculous insomnia, maybe I can put it to my favor and get further along than I previously though. Of course, I have no idea what I’m going to be writing about… but that’s the fun of writing prompts, now isn’t it?

Okay, away!

So, until next time! Keep read and writing, and keep being the awesome people that you are!

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  1. Marlena H. says:

    I have done every Camp NaNoWriMo and NaNoWriMo since my first NaNoWriMo in 2012. I have set a 50,000 word goal for every single one I could set a goal for and I refuse to work on a project I have already worked on or count words from some other project (such as my fanfiction . . . which has actually gotten some attention this month). I have met that goal every single time (sometimes by less than 300 hundred words, but I still met it). And I am generally pretty behind by this time in the month. For example, right now I am at a little over 10,000 words. I met with a writer friend tonight and I told her I was going to make it somehow. The first time I told her that, I had three days to write 20,000 words or something like that. She thought I was nuts. Today she just nodded and said, “I know.” This is cake comparatively. And I am pretty stubborn. I just wish I could be that stubborn at the beginning of the month, but deadlines apparently help me work.
    When I saw your post, I had to comment, because I know you are right. If you write more than you would have otherwise, that is certainly a win. And if you still want to try and meet whatever your goal is, there is still time. Until it strikes midnight on May 1st, you have time to try and make that goal.
    You can do this. I believe in you.

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