Most of the writing I did this month wasn’t “real” writing. At the end of March, prompted by me winning the bid on a condo, I decided to finally sort through all of my old story notes. This meant going through a lot of folders and notebooks and typing up everything that wasn’t already typed.
There was a lot of stuff to type up. On the 2nd day of April, I decided to count these words toward my Camp NaNoWriMo goal. One, because I didn’t want to take all that paper with me when I moved, and two, because I was having a hard time actually outlining Samael.
My initial goal, which I talked about in a blog post on March 18th, was to finish the Samael outline. Apparently I realized this was ridiculous soon afterward, because the goal that I put into my goals spreadsheet said “finish four issues of the Samael outline”.
Unless I somehow manage to write about 6k words tomorrow, that won’t be happening. I finished Issue 15 and am currently working on the outline for Issue 16. I might actually be able to get that done by the end of tomorrow.
However, I did outline a bunch of stuff that happens later in the story rather than sticking to my usual strict chronological outlining. As it turns out, this helps a lot when you want a higher wordcount! Who knew?
Well…everyone, I think. Except me.
I will post a full analysis of this Camp NaNo session next Friday!
I finished outlining Samael issue 14 and made good progress on issue 15. It’s about 2/3 of the way done. I’ve been too busy to outline very much in the past week – most of my writing was done on Sunday during on my NaNo region’s Discord server.
I also got some major news this week, so there’s a very good chance I’m going to be too busy to write in April. I completely unprepared for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’m going to give it my best attempt anyway.
Honestly, I completely forgot about Camp NaNoWriMo until I got an email about it a few days ago. I’ve been so busy these past few months that I haven’t had the time to even think about any writing events.
I’m going to continue working on the same thing I’ve been working on since last November: the remainder of the Samael outline. At the beginning of the year, I hoped I’d be done with it by now so I could move on to actual writing. Now I’m hoping that I’ll have the outline done by the end of April.
I don’t have any plans other than that. 20,000 words.