Writing Update: Camp NaNo Week 2 (April 2023)

The second week of Camp NaNo was a blur.

It was more difficult than the first. More lonely as well.

Day 1 – Saturday the 8th

I had 1 writing session after work, totalling 20 minutes and 751 words.

Day 2 – Sunday the 9th

I had 2 writing sessions, totalling 46 minutes and 1514 words.

Day 3 – Monday the 10th

I had a shitty day at work, I was exhausted and lost my phone, so I decided to take a break. I didn’t write at all. I don’t regret it.

Day 4 – Tuesday the 11th

I had 3 writing sessions before work, totalling 61 minutes and 1642 words.

Day 5 – Wednesday the 12th

I had 1 writing session in the morning, totalling 18 minutes and 327 words.

Day 6 – Thursday the 13th

I had 4 writing sessions, totalling 107 minutes and 2495 words.

Day 7 – Friday the 14th

I had 2 writing sessions before work and 1 after work, totalling 74 minutes and 1756 words.

Weekly Totals

This week, I wrote 8,485 words in total. It took a total of 326 minutes (5.4 hours). My total for camp NaNo so far is 21,253.

My total for the KASS draft is 87,209 words.

I’m satisfied with myself. I hope to keep going at a similar pace.


Here’s a peek at my daily overview & session overview.

The different rows in the session tracker represent:

day of the week / date / where & how / which project / type of session (ex: outlining/ writing/editing) / starting wordcount / starting time / energy level / focus level / current scene / ending time / ending wordcount / # of sessions that day / words written / minutes written / average WPM.


This week, I also procrastinated by making a family tree for the first book in my series. Here’s a little peek.

Find me

See you next week for another writing update!

3 responses to “Writing Update: Camp NaNo Week 2 (April 2023)”

  1. sherijkennedyriverside Avatar

    Wow! You’re flying along. I’m amazed how many words you get per minutes spent. Of course, I’m editing, so I’m taking out words as well as putting some in, so I don’t get much progress per session. I’m kind of regretting not going with words representing minutes, but I was trying to keep myself moving instead of getting rewarded for obsessing over spots and/or daydreaming with an open document. 😀
    Sorry you felt lonely during the second week. I’m happy to stay in touch. My NaNo name is Quinnleeeee. (that’s 5 e’s – long story) Feel free to look me up and send a buddy request, and I’ll answer and trade progress reports and ups and downs with you for the rest of the month, if you’d like.
    Good luck!!

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    1. ReadRenard Avatar

      I edited during NaNo last year, it was a completely different experience! Right now my WpM is higher than usual since I succeeded in shedding a layer of perfectionism I carried for a long time. It’s just a first draft, after all! I can fix everything in the second draft, right now I just need to write down the whole story.

      I’m sending you a request on the NaNo site right now! I had to go update my account because I’ve been doing NaNo without the website for a few years (their server migration a few years back really annoyed me, I lost a lot of saved messages)

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      1. sherijkennedyriverside Avatar

        Yes, the migration was a bumpy ride! They seem to have smoothed out a lot of things, and I like the ‘culture’ of the NaNo central group again right now.

        I’m glad you’re writing with abandon. I was plagued by perfectionism for a good portion of my life, and I’m amazed at how much better my creative works are since I let go of it during the creative process and only let it have a say in the polishing stages.

        The directions my characters and stories go surprise me sometimes, and looking back over several NaNo journeys I can see the books are much better for allowing them free reins in the beginning.

        I’ll look for you request. Thanks!

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