Writing Goals for the Summer |Camp NaNoWriMo Round 2|

I’ve been a bad writer…My productively level has gone way down these past two months. I really have not written much in the past two months. I think it has been a combination of my busy schedule and laziness. Since the summer is officially upon us, I figured that it’s time that I actually get back into my writing. What better way to do that then participate in Camp NaNoWriMo again?

If you are unaware, Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge put on by the same people who run National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. Camp is held in April and July, and you can work on whatever project that you want. It does not have to be a novel, and you can set your own goals for the month.

I participated in April’s Camp and while I failed in completing my writing goal for the month, I ended up writing a little over 12,000 words. This may not seem a big accomplishment for some people, but I think it was the most I’ve ever written in a month. It was also the most productive writing month I’ve had in a while. Even though I technically didn’t “win” Camp, I felt really accomplished. This July though, I’m hoping to accomplish a little more.

One of my goals for this month’s Camp is to actually reach my writing goal, which is 20,000 words. If you do the math that is roughly 645 words a day. It’s totally manageable even with my busy schedule. Or at least I hope it is. In order to accomplish this, I plan to overshoot the first week. I know that I will inevitably miss a day, so getting ahead will prevent me from getting too far behind.

The other goal that I have for the month is to keep up with this blog. In April, I definitely neglected my book blog in order to try and keep up with my word count. I don’t want to do that this time, because I really enjoy writing this blog, and interacting with all of you! I don’t want to let you guys down with my lack of posts. My plan to keep up here on WordPress is to set aside blog writing time, and pre-schedule as many posts as I can. Hopefully, it works. Thankfully, typing up my thoughts on books is a lot easier than writing my novel.

Those are really my only writing goals for the month. The project that I am working on for Camp is my novel. I don’t feel like going into it too much now. You can read my other “Becky Writes Stuff” posts to learn more about it (though I am still vague so nobody steals my ideas). I’m so close to what I’m calling my reevaluating point, and I really hope that I can get there this month. To be honest, I’m not sure exactly how many words it will take me. Maybe it’s 20,000 words. Maybe it’s more or less. It would actually be hilarious if I hit my reevaluating point before 20,000 words. If that happens, I have no idea what I’m gonna do (aside from celebrate). Only time will tell, I guess.

Do you have any writing goals for this summer? Are you also participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month? Let me know down in the comment section below. Also let me know if you would be interested in reading weekly check-ins from me? I definitely plan on doing a post summarizing my experience, but beyond that I’m still undecided. Until then, wish me luck! 

11 thoughts on “Writing Goals for the Summer |Camp NaNoWriMo Round 2|

  1. I’m also doing Camp NaNo again after failing miserably in April. I’m hoping to write a short story every few days! I’d love to see weekly check ins! It might remind me to actually write stuff as well!

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    • Awesome! That sounds like a really cool project! Do you have any ideas for the short stories yet, or are you just going to see what comes to you then?

      I will definitely try to do some weekly check ins! It’ll hold me accountable too.

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  2. I think most writers have gone what you’ve gone through. It’s good that you’re just getting back to it instead of berating yourself.Weekly checks ins sound great and, hppefully, it’ll keep yourself accountable and motivated too. Good luck!
    I’m taking part in Camp and hoping to achieve 30K, (with a side goal of 2 hours.) I would like to finish a complete draft of my novel by the end of September at the latest. Fingers crossed!

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    • I never thought of weekly check-ins as a way to hold myself accountable. I like that idea though, because I definitely do better when there is some accountability. Also it will be cool to document the process.

      Awesome! I hope that we both are able to accomplish our writing goals. You’ve got this!

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