Camp NaNo Week 2 Check-In (Tip + Excerpt)

It’s been two weeks since the start of Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’m exhausted and excited (again). It’s had it’s ups and downs, and I’m ready to see what’s to come! Last week, I did a check-in as well, and you can click here to read about it. NaNoWriMo is super fun, but it does take a lot of work to get things done!

I’ll admit, I slacked a bit when it came to my writing this week. I’m technically still on schedule, with a projected finish date being April 27th. I’d like to be a bit further ahead, and I hope I’ll be able to catch up this week with my personal goals!

With the premier of Game of Thrones Sunday night, I binged watched all of the previous seasons throughout the week. This definitely took my creative time, but I’m not complaining because I feel super motivated now! (Also, did anyone else watch the season premier? Because, omg, it was insane!)

Current Word Count: 26, 221

Despite being behind where I want to be, I feel like I still accomplished a lot! I hit a lot of the plot points I wanted to get to!

Mood: Motivated!

I’m feeling really excited with this book so far, and I have a vision of where I want to take it with revisions. I’ve planned out some future chapters and scenes as well, so everything is starting to fall into place!

Currently Listening To: Eivør

One of my great friends, Fray, recommended I listen to this awesome musician! I’ve been really into their music, and I would definitely recommend checking them out.

A Tip!

Set a certain time aside through out your week to focus only on writing.

Schedule a specific time each week dedicated to writing. Turn off your social media and other distractions and focus purely on the activity of writing.

Setting up a special time for writing can create great habits! You’ll start writing more with a dedicated time. No distractions!

Another Excerpt

It’s so hard to choose something to share from a first draft. Most of the time I’m hurriedly typing out the words and not looking back. Sometimes certain scenes stand out, and I’ll go look for a line from that scene.

I like to try to share things that aren’t spoilery but still pack a punch!

I had been around power my entire life, but this magic was something entirely different. I could feel it tickling my bones and caressing my veins. My fingertips tingled with electricity, and my body felt as if someone had lit a fire in my stomach. The magic hummed, inviting me in.

This might not seem like much, but for the first time my protagonist is accepting the magic she has denied for so long! It was a really important scene!

Have you written anything lately that you’re really proud of?

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