Gearing Up For Camp NaNoWriMo

I hate to say it, but I’ve been in a funk. I’m sure many have with all that is going on in the world these days, but personally, I’m tired of the funk. I want to get back to some sort of normal, and one of the few areas of my life I can exert control over is my writing life, which has suffered since the COVID-19 outbreak. I wish I could say that I’ve taken advantage of the time off from my usual routine to concentrate more on writing, but I have not. The emotional toll and having my kids and husband at home have given me an excuse to throw everything, including writing, out the window.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel!

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Camp NaNoWriMo has always been an excellent motivator for me, so I made sure to sign up for April. I love writing the first draft of a manuscript in 30 days. It’s usually pretty ugly and messy, with plot holes and unintentional tense switches, but it’s a manuscript! And when the 30 days are over, I’ve got something tangible that can only improve.

So, starting in April, I’m going to actively work on my WIP, as well as dragging myself out of my funk! I hope it’s a good month, not just for me, but for you too!

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