July 7th Update

So I don’t really participate in every NaNoWriMo season, but because I have been particularly dedicated to one project in particular, I’m staying up to date on this one. Feel welcome to check out my Camp NaNoWriMo profile. If you know me pretty well, you know I often jump from project to project quite a bit – I tend to do a lot of collaborations here and there. I have a tough time staying put. 

The project I am currently working on for Camp NaNoWriMo is one I’ve been referring to lately as “Dark Constellations.” It’s not an official title, but I’m stuck in the thick of it. In early July, I’m not especially great at keeping up with the NaNoWriMo word counts (I always say it, I do write everyday, but by everyday, it’s more like 5 out of 7 days a week). 

My writing lately has been kind of slow. It isn’t an issue of getting words on the page. I feel like I keep getting into loops and start to ramble. I’m trying not to ramble. There’s already things I see that I want so badly just to change, but instead of going back, I’m going to press forward. There’s elements of it so far that I already really am happy with and excited about, interesting clues that lead further into mystery. I might have to make a few leaps to get where I want to be, but that’s why it’s a first draft.

As of today, I’m about 1 day behind. I’ve written 17% of my total goal for this month (only 20,000). I plan on working my way up to 50,000 this November, hopefully then, I’ll be on a second draft of this novel. It’s looking more and more possible by the day. 

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