CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 | Jo Linsdell

CampNaNoWriMo Week 1

#CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 #AmEditing

It's now the end of the first week of CampNaNoWriMo and so time for a progress report. 

The goal: To edit Do You LIKE Me?

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Here's this week's postcard with a quick summary of how things went:

#CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 #AmEditing

Starting a challenge when the kids are off on Easter break doesn't end in the best results. That said, I'm making up for lost time. I might even manage another session before bed tonight and so could actually manage to get back on schedule.

My manuscript currently stands at 240 pages which means I need to edit 8 pages worth a day in order to meet my goal of editing the whole thing by the end of the month. As you can see, I managed 46 pages so far. Not brilliant but also not bad considering I didn't start until this weekend.

The part I'm most excited about so far is getting back in touch with these characters. I'd forgotten how much I love them. I've been sat on this novel for far too long and it's a good sign that I'm excited about it again as I read back over it. A good indication that the idea was a good one ;)

I wrote the first draft during the November NaNoWriMo challenge (and yes, I did win with over 50K in 30 days :)). As you might expect, there is a fair bit of editing needed. Minus the typos, I'm actually quite pleased with it though. No major cringe moments yet. 

Are you doing CampNaNoWriMo too this month? What's your goal? 


  1. I'm not doing CampNaNoWriMo Hope it goes well for you. X

    1. Thanks. It's going to be tough as this month is going to be super hectic, but I'm optimistic. Whatever the out come I'm already closer to my goal than I was at the start of the month ;)

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    1. Thanks. Fingers crossed. At the moment I'm pretty confident that I'll reach my goal. It is definitely doable. I just might need more than 24 hours in a day to get everything else done too ;)

  3. Good luck. I think it's a very realistic goal. I thought about doing Camp NaNo but then forgot about it until three days ago. I've been writing a lot anyway so I don't feel so bad.

  4. Thanks. I usually use the NaNo challenges for writing first drafts but I have far too many manuscripts that need editing. CampNaNo is great for that. I'm feeling good about reaching my goal at the moment.