Camp NaNoWriMo Week #2 Update: The Week I Failed Miserably

I contemplated not updating you all on my writing this week, because I failed miserably with my goals. However, the point of these writing updates is so that you, my awesome readers, can hold me accountable for moments like this. Writing contains both ups and downs, so it would be unfair of me to only blog about my successes. The struggles are as much apart of the process as the progress, and man did I struggle this week.

I wish that I could tell you that I accomplished one out of the three goals that I set for myself last week, but I can’t. I failed on all three accounts. I wasn’t able to complete a full scene, that’s how bad it was guys! The week took me by surprise and I ended up being way busier than I expected to be, which meant no writing. I really need to get better at scheduling time for writing in crazy weeks like this.

With 14 days left to go this Camp, I don’t think I will be meeting my original goal of 20,000 words. I’m thinking about shortening my goal to 10,000 or 15,000 words. Those are word counts I could potentially still reach and it would be nice to win Camp (even though I’m sort of cheating).

As for this week, I’m planning on writing as much as I can. It would be nice if I could write 5,000 words, but since last week’s goals didn’t really work out for me, I have decided to be more relaxed this week. I’m hoping that with a little less pressure, I will write more. I’m still trying to figure out a process that works for me, hopefully this week’s plan works.

The hardest part about this failed week is that I’m feeling very down about my writing. I constantly beat myself up for not writing, which only effects my mood and does not motivate me to sit down to write. It is only making me fall deeper into a writing slump and I’m worried I’ll never break out of it. I wish I could just snap my fingers and be out of this slump. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that or at least it doesn’t work like that for me. That being said, I refuse to give into my negative thoughts and work on being productive once again.

How is your writing going? I hope a lot better than mine! If you have any tips on getting out of writing slumps, I would love to hear them! Clearly, I need the help. If you’re also in a writing slump, let’s complain about it together. Maybe one of us will motivate the other. 

One thought on “Camp NaNoWriMo Week #2 Update: The Week I Failed Miserably

  1. You can do it! I know it’s tough. I skipped the entire week two and I lowered my word goal too. I just have too many other priorities going on. But if it’s something you really want to accomplish, you can do it. And if you don’t, that’s okay too. Any progress is progress.


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