Welcome to Nano Camp! – an emotional roller-coaster that starts you off believing this –
And leaves you like this . . .
. . . A wiser and sadder camper.
SO HOLD ONTO YOUR HAT AND LET US BEGIN
Several Weeks Before Nano Begins – Joining A Cabin
The Day Before Camp Nano Begins
PSYCHED AND READY
SOCIALIZING WITH MY CABIN MATES
NOTE – I LOVE MY CABIN MATES AND I THINK YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND THIS WAS NOT AN INSULT!
And since I was the resident CLOWN in this circus let any insult rest solely on me.
(I have a feeling this GIF might be used on me at a later date. 😀 )
I have so got this!
Getting up some momentum . . . .
The Word Sprints Begin
Winning A Word Sprint.
Winning A Streak Of Word Sprints.
Losing Word Sprints
Getting Ahead In Word Count.
END OF THE FIRST WEEK
You mean I have to do this for another three weeks?
Trying To Think Positive.
BEGINNING OF SECOND WEEK
This is not what it’s cracked up to be.
Just When You Think You’re On Top Of Your Project – Something Happens.
Little Voices Start Talking To You.
WRITER’S BLOCK HAS STRUCK
Let the stress-eating begin!
When Someone Tries To Talk To Me While I’m “Writing”
Trying To Overcome Writers Block.
It seems like NO ONE ELSE is having trouble with Nano. . . .
END OF WEEK TWO – HALF WAY MARK.
Takes well deserved rest – tries to forget everything.
Writer’s Block Reaches It’s Zenith . . .
You’re Cabin Mates And Writer Friends Provide A Listening Ear To Your Writer’s Block Woes.
Friends Brainstorm With You.
Culling Inspiration From EVERYTHING.
A Plot Twist Develops.
Back In The Game
END OF WEEK TWO
Memory Starts To Go….
BEGINNING OF WEEK THREE
When Someone Tries To Talk To You . . .
. . . They’re Reaction. . .
Hours Are Now Measured By Coffee Breaks.
Evaluating What You’ve Written So Far . . .
Falling Behind In Word Count.
You Start To Wonder If You Should Just Set A Lower Word Count.
But Some Part Of You Won’t Let You Do It . . .
When People Ask You What You Are Working On.
You Start To Wonder Why You Ever Signed Up For This.
Your Laptop Starts Talking To You
You Start Talking Back
LOSING WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN SO FAR.
Finding The Backups . . . .
END OF WEEK THREE
You Start talking To Your Story.
Pulling It All Together
BEGINNING OF WEEK FOUR
Just Barely Hanging In There . . .
FIVE DAYS LEFT
FOUR DAYS LEFT
THREE DAYS LEFT
TWO DAYS LEFT
ONE DAY LEFT
ONE HOUR LEFT
Imputing The Final Word Count.
Looking Over Your Draft.
Post Nano Syndrome.
And The Weirdest Part About All Of This?
For my cabin mates.