July I began in earnest working on When a Pachyderm Comes to Visit. I worked on three short stories as well. I was able to complete all three short stories which gave me a word count of almost seven thousand words. I have the second book almost completed in first draft form at almost eight thousand words. The other fifteen thousand words were on a Christmas story that has not got a confirmed name as well as rewriting on Blip.
With these thirty thousand words came the banner and a certificate as well as a few special offers from sponsors. With it came a great deal of satisfaction that I had stayed on course even with the other tasks at hand. I am excited to be once again finishing a month of on task writing and to say another Camp Nano is in the books.
If you have never tried NanoWriMo or Camp Nanowrimo, I invite you to set out a little of each day in November to try your hand. It is a fun opportunity to flex your staying power muscles and show your writer’s block and insecurity a thing or two. November will have a fifty thousand goal and will be a little tougher to achieve, but it is ever so worth the effort. Write a novel in thirty days! You can do it!
How do I know that?
Because I did!
If I can pen The Path of the Child and Who’s That in the Cat Pajamas? in thirty days, you can write one too.