Did you know it’s been almost a year since my last writing update? Wow, time really does fly by fast.
Here I am, back with another update about my WIP!
One of the reasons why I haven’t posted another update is because last year, around this time, I decided to completely mess up my WIP by adding two more POV characters. I got as far as creating a general sense of how they would fit into the story, but… there were so many complicated outline issues going on, and I just wasn’t making much progress at all.
Yes, I’m still working on the same Fantasy WIP from last time!
I have been writing this WIP since 2018, and so far, it has gone through a lot of major changes. I have written about seven total outlines, and five of those were full, 10k+ word outlines. 😅 I have so many because I don’t want to get rid of the old ones, but sometimes I just need to keep track of all the changes I’ve made so far.
Here’s a bit of what you could expect from my WIP, if you were to read it:
👑 a traitor prince with an emotional secret
🗡 a princess recently awoken from a coma and set on revenge/murder
🔥 a boy abandoned at birth, now raised by dragons
❤️ sibling love
🤝 unlikely friendships
😐 “I Came Out to Have a Good Time and I’m Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now” vibes
🌟 SLEEPING BEAUTY x RAPUNZEL + DRAGONS
It’s honestly a lot going on, but somehow… not enough, if that makes sense?
I’m currently the only person who knows anything about this WIP, and it’s just so frustrating sometimes. I have so many questions I need to ask, so many issues I need to resolve, but I can only do it with someone who knows the actual story and has read at least my outline… (and speaking of this, if any of you would like to read some of my WIP, let me know! I’m really just looking for feedback on the first few chapters, to see if it makes sense in the beginning!)
When I started Camp NaNo, I was at 37,900 words in the first draft. Throughout all of my past Writing Updates, the word count has always (embarrassingly) been around the same word count, because I kept writing new chapters and deleting other ones, since major plot points were getting added and some things didn’t make sense anymore. 🙃
Camp NaNoWriMo July 2020
I signed up for my first Camp NaNo last year, but I think I only wrote 1,000 words, and gave up pretty quickly.
But this year, I was determined to actually get something done! This WIP has been unfinished for far too long, and I’m already starting to come up with some new WIP ideas. I had forgotten about the July Camp NaNo until around June 28th, and right away, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to finish (or almost finish) this WIP once and for all.
My goal for this Camp is to write an additional 30,000 words, and I’m on track so far!
My WIP is now around 47,000 words, and I’m right on track! This is definitely the farthest I’ve ever gotten on this WIP.
As of this morning, I have written almost 9,000 words for Camp NaNo. I got a little behind over the weekend (it was a three-day weekend and I spent every single moment of my Friday/Saturday with my family) but I was able to catch up again on July 9th.
I’m not sure if I really need advice about word count, but… I am struggling with the middle of this WIP. 😅 I’m getting through it by just dumping my scenes on the page, and I’ll worry about the editing later.
Have any of you ever completed Camp NaNo? Do you have any tips or tricks for continuing?
Are you writing a WIP? I’d love to chat about it! Especially if it’s Fantasy! 💕 I love hearing about other people’s writing. If you ever need someone to listen to your writing troubles… I’m here for you!
Are you writing a WIP? Tell me about it! Would you like more posts about my Camp NaNo experience? You’ll probably get one more anyway, haha.
Chat with me about it!
Happy reading, everyone! Have a lovely day! Please stay safe and healthy!