Writing Challenge, Writing Update

Winner, writing plans, and author takeover

First, some awesome news:


I won Camp NaNoWriMo!! Yay. I wrote 20000 words in 23 days, and let’s face it, if it hadn’t been for Easter, I would have finished sooner (because we had guests on Saturday and I was a little tired and uninspired on Easter Sunday…maybe because of too much champagne the day before?) But never mind that. I’m really happy that I made it and I’m proud of myself.


Look at this spread, all filled out, like I hoped when I started

I’ve also been thinking: having a monthly word goal has been really beneficial for me so I’m actually considering making this a regular thing. Setting 20K words as a monthly goal for myself is clearly doable, and I wouldn’t mind being more productive.

I studied my word counts for the last five months before April and it looks like this:

word count

I can definitely do better than an average of less than 12K words every month, and it would almost have doubled my word count for these five months.

And maybe, to challenge myself, I can set a goal of 30K words next Camp NaNoWriMo.

I haven’t made up my mind 100% yet, but it’s likely.

Whaddaya think? Do you want more Nell-books? 😁

Party Graphic-3 (1)

Also, I just wanted to mention that I’ll be in Vicki’s Vixens on Sunday, taking over VL Locey’s group for half an hour at 10:30AM EDT to celebrate her new release. I have some fun stuff planned and a couple giveaways, so why not come join me and the other authors? 🙂

That’s all for today. Have a great weekend.

5 thoughts on “Winner, writing plans, and author takeover”

  1. Congrats!

    I don’t have a monthly word count goal as such, I used to have daily when I was a stay at home mum, but now there are days when I don’t make it to my desk. So for the last couple of years, my goal has been to write 182.500 per year. That’s 500 words a day and so far I haven’t failed 😀 I’m very up an down in my writing, some months I write 40-50k others I write 5k

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    1. Ugh, I could never do a long term goal like that. I’d be depressed out of my mind to look at my goals page and realize that I have 181000 words left to write before I’ve reached my goal. I need something more attainable. I need instant gratification 😀

      But I’m glad you’re successful. We all have to find what suits us! 🙂


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