Camp Day: 1
Word Count: 1,035
Good Evening Friends,
I hope you are all enjoying your lovely Sundays, either at home, or out celebrating with family and friends. I spent my day with family, enjoying a great meal, some sweets, and quality time together. Once I arrived home, however, I jumped right to my computer and started on my piece “Reflections of a Cyborg” -my short story Camp NaNoWriMo project. I’m happy to say that I beat my word count goal of 1,000 by 35 words. It may not seem like a lot, but in all honesty, I was rather impressed with myself for jumping into this piece, sticking to my outline, focusing on what I want to say, and just typing it out as it came to me. I was able to accomplish this in an hour. I feel that a huge contribution to this has been my preparation up until this point. These past few months, between writing blog posts as well as keeping a diary every other day, have helped me to get into a habit of writing more and help me build up some excitement into pursuing a bigger plateau of writing. Some things that I have noticed during my writing were interesting to reflect on here. Whenever I have a piece in mind that I wish to write, one of the hardest things for me to do is to actually start it off. When I started this piece, however, I was able to jump right in without hesitation. I think that by making and using an outline for the story I have in mind has helped me out to overcome my hesitation with starting out a writing piece. Another big improvement that I noticed was my lack of hesitation, and that I just went with it from beginning to end with no problems.
Since I would like to keep this post a little bit short, I will talk more tomorrow about some of my comparisons and contrasts between my story and the book that I am using as a guide/tool. I will try my best to keep up with No Plot? No Problem! since the last half of the book is divided by each week, and I will post as keep going through my short story process.
To those of you whom are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo, I wish you all the luck and words possible, and to those who are just along for my journey with Camp, I hope you enjoy your time here.