July 15: Falling Behind: July Camp NaNoWriMo 2016

Hello, reader, and welcome (back) to Writer Central!

It’s the fifteenth of July, and you know what that means!  It means that we are halfway through July’s Camp NaNoWriMo.

At this point, we’re all probably having different experiences and thoughts.  Some of us are probably far ahead of the others – I know I am, for a change.  But others might be having trouble keeping up with their daily word count, and are just about ready to give up.  I know how this feels, too, because I was in this boat last April.

And so, today I will be giving you four tips to help you catch back up and reach your goal.

  1. Keep working persistantly.  First of all, don’t give up!  Try to write daily, and just keep your steam from running out. If you give up, your story will never be written, but if you keep going, you can still finish it.  It doesn’t matter that you are behind; the point is to make progress.
  2. Adjust your word count goal.  One of the special things about Camp NaNoWriMo, as opposed to November’s regular NaNoWriMo, is that you can change your word goal to practically as low as you wish, and also as high as you wish.  This makes it easier for people who have busy summers, or a lot going on.  Lower your word count goal to something you find a little more reachable.
  3. Do some sprints.  Do some sprints with Twitter, or the NaNoWriMo site, or just with your friends or cabin.  You can get back on track this way, and the competition just makes everything more fun.  (Especially for us Gryffindors.)
  4. Don’t stress!  I would say that this is the most important rule.  Don’t worry if you’re behind, you can use the tips above to help you out, or you can just keep writing!

Remember, even if you’re behind, if you keep writing, you’re still working toward the end of your novel, and that’s what matters, right?

That’s all for today!  Thank you for reading.  If you enjoyed this post, or found it helpful, please go check out the others here.  And feel free to follow my blog!  I greatly appreciate everyone who does; that means a lot to me.

If you have a question or idea, feel free to comment below, or contact me through email or social media.  I will get back to you!

See you next time!


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