Camp NaNoWriMo June 2012: The Final 1,667

I finished. I had literally just finished when I wrote this post, but then the Internet went down and I couldn’t publish this until today. Our Internet service is sometimes icky and the company shall remain nameless, except that it starts with a C, ends with a t, the letters in between are omcas, and I was lying a minute ago.

Anyway. I have 50,035 words and I can’t believe that I do. I’m glad that I finished Camp NaNo. I loved writing a lot every day. I loved getting my story down on paper, finally. (Or on a Word Document, actually.) But it was definitely hard to write 1,667, on some days.

Most days, it’s taken me at least an hour and up to 2 1/2 hours to write 1,667 words. Today it took me 3, actually. I was tired. Also, I write faster when I know exactly what happens next. When I’m not sure, I spend a while thinking, and sometimes I write a paragraph or two only to delete it because it’s just gibberish.

I’m surprised that I managed to win Camp NaNo, because I had ParKids day camp from Monday through Friday this past week. I was gone from about 8:30 to 3:30 every day, except for the overnight trip. So I got up at 5 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to write before camp, because I knew that I would be too tired to write after I got home.

Earlier, I mentioned that I’ve been listening to a lot of David Gray and Bob Marley songs as I write. However, I think it was Monday when I got tired of that music and discovered The Hunger Games score. It is amazing. My ‘victory song’, the song that I was listening to as I hit 50,000, is this. And little brother, I think you would be proud of me: when I got bored by songs from the score, I listened to Pink Floyd. Yes, I really did. I do like some of their songs.

I got an email earlier this week about Script Frenzy being cancelled due to lack of funds. I was very sad about this, even though I’ve liked the various NaNos more. Maybe I’ll still write a script next April, just because I want to. I hope that NaNo won’t go the same way, and I don’t think it will: more people have heard of and do NaNo.

Well, what am I going to do with myself, now that the June session of Camp NaNo, ParKids day camp, and softball have finished?! (I’ll write about the other two soon.) Maybe I’ll just read all day and not do anything. What is that? Do I hear my mother telling me that I need to work on my 4-H projects? Yes, I will. In fact, I’ve kind of been looking forward to the end of Camp because then I can throw myself into working on my remaining 4-H projects full-time.

Check out my shiny new winner’s badge!

About nevillegirl

Elizabeth. University of Iowa class of 2019. Triple majoring in English & Creative Writing, Journalism, and Gender, Women's, & Sexuality Studies. Twenty-one-year-old daydreamer, introvert, voracious reader, aspiring writer, and lesbian. Passionate about feminism, mental health, comic books, and cats.
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2 Responses to Camp NaNoWriMo June 2012: The Final 1,667

  1. Mom says:

    I’m so glad you finished successfully. Now on to other projects…..

    (And when do I get to read your FIRST novel???)

  2. readingwritingnovels says:

    Yay! I didn’t do NaNo June, but I think I’ll do NaNo August. Wow, over 50,000 words!

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