Toot toot! I normally only post once a week, but I had to share. Despite that crazy old gal Life tossing all sorts of obstacles in my way this month, I managed to succeed at the word count goal I set for myself for Camp Nanowrimo.
I had no idea how many words I would need to finish my current work in progress. That’s some weird writer science that writers can decide how long their project will be and actually hit that target. I’m still in the amoeba stage as a writer so I had no idea.
I wanted to set a manageable goal to increase my chances of success (lower that bar, baby!), so instead of the suggested goal of 50,000 words, I set mine for 30,000. I didn’t manage to write every day, and I had to pull a late-night writing sprint last night to give myself a real shot, but I did it.
I’m almost finished the first draft, and I’ve gotten into a more regular writing routine. I’m excited about the shape my project is taking and I’m motivated to get this puppy done by the end of August. That’s all I hoped to achieve and I have to say it feels pretty damn amazing!
Other exciting news that happened almost at the same time – I got my 150th follower! I had set a flexible goal of seeing if I could reach 150 by the end of the summer, to be there already made my day. Thanks incurable dreamer for making that happen! You should check out her blog, she shares some amazing posts.
Thank you so much to all my followers, anyone who reads a post, and those who take the time to comment. I was so afraid to dip my toes in this pool, and it’s the best thing I’ve done for myself in years. I have already met amazing people online that I consider friends and it’s cathartic to share this journey that used to be so isolating and lonely.
Mille mercis! Danke Schon! Muchas gracias!!!
EDIT: Don’t ever hit the disconnect on your Facebook profile in your wordpress account, even though wordpress can no longer publish posts to your profile. I lost almost half my followers by doing that, and am slowly creeping my way back up. 😩