I apologize in advance for what is about to be the longest list of excuses ever.
Day 1 ~ 2,000 // 2,000
Day 2 ~ 1,113 // 3,113
Still had the initial rush of adrenaline and was trying to pack simultaneously
Day 3 ~ 0 // 3,113
Here, we celebrated Independence Day with family in Fort Worth. Yeah, no words.
Day 4 ~ 0 // 3,113
I had my laptop with me, but decided writing in a 15-passenger van full of siblings isn't worth it
Day 5 ~ 2,905 // 6,018
Back home and back on track
Day 6 ~ 0 // 6,018
So why write when you'll remain afloat without a single word?
Day 7 ~ 1,198 // 7,216
Another trip upcoming, so had to write a little bit
Day 8 ~ 0 // 7,216
Went out of town and had a terrible headache the whole way, so no writing
Day 9 ~ 0 // 7,216
Had my writing conference and hung out with my pen pal friend all day. Staying up late talking to her beat Camp
Day 10 ~ 0 // 7,216
Went to church with my pen pal, went out to lunch, and then headed back home with Mom
Day 11 ~ 2,189 // 9,405
Trying to catch up a little and had a freaking ton of Camp notifications (you know who you are)
Day 12 ~ 0 // 9,405
Stalled out, I guess? I don't really know what happened here :P
Day 13 ~ 622 // 10,027
Had work all afternoon, but managed to write a smidge due to a couple word wars. Do not underestimate their power!
Day 14 ~ 0 // 10,027
Family came into town here, so I did the human conversation thing instead
Day 15 ~ 0 // 10,027
And family left on this day and my motivation left with them
Day 16 ~ 0 // 10,027
I don't know what happened here, since it was the weekend
Day 17 ~ 0 // 10,027
But I guess it happened again here, hehe
Day 18 ~ 2,077 // 12,104
Monday motivation and still 6K behind *hits panic button*
Day 19 ~ 5,115 // 17,219
Day 20 ~ 1,052 // 18,271
Three days in a row! And I even had work again.
Day 21 ~ 2,072 // 20,343
Boom, four days! Aaaalmost back on track.
Day 22 ~ 0 // 20,343
We played at a friend's house and I had zero energy when we got home
Day 23 ~ 1,197 // 21,540
Weekend, yes, but I felt bad and it was my brother's birthday. So what else would I do but write?
Day 24 ~ 0 // 21,540
I burn out easy, okay? But going to the theatre for Tarzan was the best decision I have ever made.
Day 25 ~ 2,862 // 24,402
Once again, sooooo close
Day 26 ~ 0 // 24,402
But then I skip another day and fall behind just a smidge more
Day 27 ~ 1,924 // 26,326
This was a Saturday that I actually wrote. Can you believe it?
Day 28 ~ 0 // 26,326
But I can never write on Sundays no matter how much I try :(
Day 29 ~ 0 // 26,326
I guess I'll blame this on it being a Monday?
Day 30 ~ 2,708 // 29,034
I didn't want to write but then I finished my story and that posed a problem for the last 1K
Day 31 ~ 976 // 30,010
Boom! I had to get really creative for these words. I made a Note from the Author, title page, and a couple random scenes to hit my word goal. I went to bed happy. ^.^
And my overall stats picture because I know you couldn't live without it :)
All in all this was a fantastic experience, made only more awesome by my 10 cabin mates. I have seriously never laughed so hard or had so much support while writing. My favorite conversation was the one about the Trout brothers beings aliens (specifically rainbow fish from Fiji who tan). The conversation on our hugging rules and how we will handle fame were also pretty darn epic. But that's what happens when 10 members of writer royalty join you for 31+ days of insanity.
The word wars, sharing of ideas, reading of blog posts and chapters pre-publication, rants and rambles,prayer requests, and goofiness were all unforgettable. I made new internet friends, showed off my insane side, and still had friends at the end of it.
To learn more about the short story I worked on at Camp, visit My Writings and look for Andora's Folly.
What did you do for the month of July? Have you done a Camp NaNo post? Also, notice my first homemade header since post #1 I had to do something special for post #50 :)