Camp report no. 1

So the NaNo fun has started… I went into the game with slightly over 3000 words, none of which I’m particularly pleased with, but they needed to be put on paper. I’ve been doing other things the whole day, hoping to get every urge to procrastinate out of my system by dinner time. I work best at night.

My main character, Meg, has arrived in the village, had an almost-fight with her Mom and has made the acquaintance of some of her future friends. In the middle of writing I changed the sex of one of these friends – I felt there were too many girls. 🙂

Also, I’m so happy to have the support system of my cabin – hurrah for fellow writers!


About wordsurfer

writer, ex-teacher, human rights believer & fighter, traveller, adventure-seeker, freedom lover, global citizen. big on daydreams, less so on reality.

Posted on June 2, 2012, in day-to-day, surfing language and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. 3000 words is great! And even if you don’t feel happy with what you wrote, you shouldn’t succumb to your inner editor just yet. There will be enough time to fix things up later on! Good luck! =]

    • Thanks Zen! I’m keeping a tight leash on that pesky little editor, but it’s hard. Trying not to read as I scroll down to where I stopped last night…
      Did you finally decide against taking part this time?

      • Ah, yes. At the moment work is being really hectic and I’m already stressed and cranky as it is. If I were to do NaNo as well, I’d be unapproachable, haha. Maybe during August! I haven’t ruled that month out yet.

  2. 3000 words is a very respectable total. keep writing. I just shuffled my cabin as no one was talking, it was very lonely. I have great hopes for my new cabin

    • Sorry to hear about your cabin! I hope the new one will be welcoming and helpful. As to ‘just keep writing’… I can hear Dory, the fish from ‘Finding Nemo’ in my head: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” Maybe singing a little would help me? 🙂

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