Camp NaNoWriMo Victory!

In spite of what I thought would happen, I managed to finish my story for Camp NaNoWriMo on Saturday morning. When all was said and done, my stats graph looked like this:

Camp NaNoWriMo Stats – June 2012

There were a few days where I got pretty far behind, usually on Thursday nights, when I convinced myself that Saturday would be a fine time to get all caught up since there was no way I’d feel like writing on Friday night. So a few times, I had to write 5,000 words to get caught up. (But that’s what weekends are for, right?)

As for the story itself, I’m glad I picked the particular idea that I did. I borrowed characters from a few other stories I’ve written before, so I already knew them and it was easier to imagine what they’d do in the odd situation I put them in for this particular story. I got to know this particular set of characters even better in this story, too, so when it came time to end the story, I didn’t want to end it.

I ended up writing in a mad rush to get all the details down because they were all coming out of my head at the same time. But I finished and I didn’t like the ending, so I wanted to immediately start editing, but I had to stop myself. I need to let the story simmer on the back burner for at least a month or so before I launch into editing it and fixing things. I don’t think I have ever had a story that both came together and fell apart at the ending before.

Now, I have the crazy idea in my head that I’m going to write another story with these same characters for the August session of Camp NaNoWriMo. All in all, I must say that this story has been the most fun to write out of all the ones I’ve written for NaNoWriMo and related events.

10 thoughts on “Camp NaNoWriMo Victory!

  1. Congratulations!

    It’s great that you want to write more with these same characters. I always think that’s a very good sign. I just finished a story and already I’m starting to figure out what those characters will do next.

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    1. Thanks! It’s strange, though. I can’t stop thinking about the characters and what they can do next. I don’t think that’s ever happened before.

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