The Great Camp NaNoWriMo Fail

Well, I miserably failed at Camp NaNoWriMo and have totally given up, but it wasn’t because I wasn’t writing. I was just writing in my existing story, and I know I could have edited my Camp information and pretended that my existing story was my Camp project, but I honestly didn’t care all that much.

I did end up getting 14,000 words written in my existing story last week, but I’m not sure how good those words were. This must be a point in either this story or my life in general when writing’s not going so well. I was writing, but I didn’t feel invested in the story at all, sort of how you read a book, then you realize you have to read 10 pages over again because you were daydreaming while you were reading. It’s probably some form of writer’s block. Writer’s apathy, perhaps?

Anyway… I hope your Camp is going better than mine!

5 thoughts on “The Great Camp NaNoWriMo Fail”

  1. It happens! I’d say, “writer’s apathy” is a good way to describe it. I think it’s just that we lose momentum and fall out of love with the story, maybe? This has happened twice to me during NaNoWriMo and I’ve never looked at those manuscripts again. I don’t know. I’m going through a phase (it’s been over 6 months now) where I’m just a better editor than I am a writer–I can’t seem to love anything I write to keep developing it, oh but I’m enthusiastic about other people’s work. 😦 I tried to join a MeetUp group to get out of the funk. It didn’t work. It just made me feel worse! LOL


    1. I think I need a break from this particular story. I’ve been struggling to “chase” it, and I think it’ll be more of a situation where the story comes to me. It’s only a matter of when, I guess. 🙂

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      1. Yeah, I agree. You know what though? It’ll just make your manuscript stronger. When it’s thought out well, and not a rush job, it’ll show. 🙂


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