It’s April 15. You may know it as tax day (though the IRS has given us more time this year). But to those of us involved in this month’s Camp NaNoWriMo, it’s much more important than that. It’s our halfway point.
Camp NaNoWriMo is the more flexible version of National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every year in November. November NaNo challenges writers to write a 50,000-word novel (or the first 50,000 words of a novel). Camp NaNo, in April and July, is more flexible, allowing writers to set their own goals. Mine is 20,000 words for the month. And I am actually on track; in fact, I have surpassed the 10,000 words I should have at the midpoint of the month.
My current word count stands at 11,014. (That’s about 44 pages.) NaNoWriMo offers a statistics page, which reveals that I have averaged 786 words per day, which makes today’s word count pretty typical. And the site informs me that at this rate, I will actually finish early, on April 25.
Now to get to today’s writing….