July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo final update

The end of July and thus Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. The finish line for these month-long writing challenges always comes rushing up in the last week. I am always grateful when these challenges are finally over, even though I look forward to them. Committing to writing and keeping up with everything else can be a bit stressful, but I love writing enough that I am willing to work hard on that writing and life balance. Without further ado, let’s get to my July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo final update.

Curious about how the previous week went? Check out my week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4 updates.

July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo final update

Day 26

I was a busy bee this day, running around trying to get a multitude of things done. However, I made sure to sit down after every task and write for a few minutes before moving on to the next task. I may not have written as much as I had hoped, but getting 607 words on such a busy day felt good.

Day 27

It was bound to happen, I had my first 0 words day. This was a day spent on the road and doing shopping, so I was a bit too distracted to write.

Day 28

Yet another 0-word day. What can I say, I was away from home this day and chose to enjoy the break instead of stressing over word count.

Day 29

This was another long day with many hours spent in the truck. However, I didn’t want to have a third day with no writing. So I put on some writing music and got to it. I’m not 100% confident that the writing is as good as it should be, since I was tired, but at least I got some done. I was able to write 826 words.

Day 30

I had hoped to play a bit of catch-up on this day. There were a number of things to do, like unpacking from my short trip and some chores around the house. However, what I was really hoping for was to make up for the two days I didn’t get any writing done. But, that wasn’t to be. Instead, it was a normal writing day with 902 words added to my story. While it would have been nice to get more done, I am happy with what I was about to write.

Day 31

The final day is always the most exciting, as you get to see your final word count. It can also be the most stressful day, especially if you are behind on words. Luckily, I had been staying just ahead of where I needed to be each day throughout the month, so this was an easy day. 1059

This brought my total word count for the month to 26752, which is a bit over my 25,000-word goal. I am quite happy with how much I was able to write this month, especially since this was my first time rewriting an older story. Now that I have done this, I look forward to not only finishing the rewrites on this story but to start working on some of my other older stories as well.

Thus ends my July 2020 Camp NaNoWriMo final update. Did you participate this month? If so, how did you do?

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