Since this is my second round at Camp, I decided I really want to push myself. I did reach my goal of 10,000 words in April, but I still found myself struggling to reach that goal. I think the majority of the problem arose from my choice of genre, science fiction. Not only was it my first attempt at seriously writing a sci-fi piece, but I have not immersed myself in a lot of sci-fi, written or film. I did find that I had the time on my hands to write, but did not push myself since I knew I had a small goal. I even found that some days I kept on writing well past my goal for that day, so I skipped the next day knowing I was ahead.
I think that the word count is going to go up in the near future. Not only am I putting together an awesome game plan, but my subject matter is something that I am very familiar with: fantasy. And not just any fantasy novel, but a novel that I have been working on for quite a bit of time. I know the characters and I know the general idea of where I want to go. This also goes back to not planning. I let the story linger. I never pushed myself or my characters to find out what they are made of. Not anymore. I am determined to finish this novel, however many words it takes.
So I hope you will join me for this ride. I hope to give updates throughout and maybe some nuggets of motivation. You can keep track of my progress here. And if any of you just want to chat while I write, I will be on Twitter. So come keep my company. Maybe if you are doing Camp, too, we can have some word sprints?