Waddup Savi Crew!
Fourth and final week of Camp Nano. So, did I win? I’m gonna save you the suspense and just tell you now… Yes I did!!! I wrote 50,000 words (50,059 to be exact) in 27 days… Just let that sink in for a minute. I was BEHIND for the whole of Camp Nano and honestly thought I was gonna be writing down to the April 30th wire so winning was so much sweeter especially an early win. Fun fact: I won Nano last November on the 27th and this year at Camp I won on the 27th once again. 27 seems to be my magic number! Check out one of my beautiful winning banners below!
But the last couple of days was extremely stressful because once again I found myself struggling to get to 50,000 words when writing the “bare bones” first draft. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Once you’ve gotten to 44,000 words, the rest is a struggle bus. It happened for Nano last November and once again in Camp Nano.
In fact, there were a lot of déjà vu moments during Camp Nano but I’ve learned that as an aspiring writer, I am determined and headstrong—I am not a quitter! Which is good because in order to become a successful international multi-genre bestselling novelist, I will need to buckle down and write my stories especially once my author platform begins to grow.
So with Camp officially over for me, what’s next? Well, I’m gonna let this manuscript sit for two months while I do some heavy world building for my YA anime fantasy. I also want to focus on my debut novel, Life of Gabby: Boyfriend Wanted, which is currently being read by betas while the book cover design is in its early stages of production.
Once my beta feedback and early book cover concepts come in, I will do another round of self-edits based off of the feedback from the betas and send that draft to a professional editor for a full developmental edit. If all goes well, I can start preparing to launch my debut novel! But that won’t be for another month or so. The life of an aspiring novelist!
Anyways, next week I return to my regular writing inspirations and debut novel updates. I cannot wait for NaNoWriMo in July. But It’s time to sign off… Toodles for now.
And remember, no matter where you live, take a little time to enjoy the island life!