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April rushed by and with it the Camp NaNoWriMo. I know that I’m not the only one who participated. How did it go for you, did you achieve your goals? I found my goal of 50 hours sorting through an old project and making sense of it quite challenging. I had to put in a lot of effort and postpone a lot of other things to get the hours covered. It doesn’t sound much, does it? But with a full-time job, partner, dog, cat, and a few other interesting things these 50 hours turned out to be quite demanding. I’ll write a bit more about my Camp experience further down.
As usual, here are our standard questions:
Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.
1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?
Here are my answers for April. I had two projects: 10K words for work and 50 hours for Camp NaNoWriMo:
- I did meet my Camp NaNo project goal of 50 hours. I found that for such a project, counting hours is a lot more rewarding than counting edited words. I didn’t really edit, or don’t edit all the time. Instead I view old scenes, compare similar scenes with different points of views, check maps, look up background information… and I get rewarded for it, it all counts. I’ll keep this up for P10K as well unless I have strict editing or writing as my goal. I’ll grab the P banner this month.
My work project is still not done, I didn’t write as much as I wanted to. I have the unpleasant task of readying my department for the new European data protection regulation which goes into effect by the end of May. There is still a lot of documentation to sort, revise and write from scratch. So I’ll just add this to my project plan for this month again. I won’t be finished by the end of May, but I will hopefully have a good framework with clearly defined sections of completed documentation, and parts that need more revisions.
- I had a lot of fun with my NaNo project, I’m very glad Joy Pixley convinced me to take part. It seemed to have been the push I needed. I’m having fun with my Mars project again. I like the characters and the world. But there is still a lot to sort and decide about point of view, hook, action, structure. Too many wild scenes are dancing around and need to get called to order.
I did not have fun with the work project, I hate it with a vengeance. But I have to do it…
- Camp NaNo was the big motivator this month, but P10K motivated me to at least write something for the work project and not just get lost in the mountain of information I’m supposed to read. My eyes start to cross after an hour of reading legalese…
- I think I said enough.
My goals for May are:
I will continue with my Mars project. I’ll target 35 hours. I’ll target another 10K for my work project and hope I’ll be better with writing now that I’ve sorted through most of the texts, got my check lists, looked at the existing documentation and so on. I’ll target that, but that will only be an addendum because there’s a lot of writing involved and for me the P10K is a good motivator most of the time. I won’t include other work projects in the P10K after that although it is a valid option. Writing is writing.
And now it’s your turn. How did your writing go? Please leave a comment, or a link to your blog if you write about it there. I’d really like to hear about your month.
And, as always, good luck, and many good ideas for May.
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