Farewell to Another NaNo: July Camp NaNoWriMo is Over!

Well, that’s it for Camp NaNoWriMo this year! The pandemic has made both the April and July Camp NaNo’s strange ones. It put me in a position where I was spending even more time indoors than I did before, but somehow, it was more difficult to motivate myself than usual. Anyone else feeling that?

While I didn’t “win” Camp NaNo this month, I always come out of the month feeling a little bit changed. It’s as though I see the world more clearly, or at least I’m a little bit more attuned to it. Just like when I read a book, it feels like I’ve experienced things that I didn’t do in real life.

So what’s next for me? I’m going to try to get back to and maintain some sort of daily writing schedule. I think it’s the most important thing I can do for my writing this year. As for this blog, I’m taking the next couple months off as usual, but I will be back in October for some NaNoWriMo prep posts (who knows, maybe I won’t be a pantser next time!). And I’ll of course be doing lots of fun daily posting in November.

Until then, let’s keep writing, daydreaming, and slowly making the world a better place…

Final Camp NaNoWriMo haiku:

The writers emerge -
Ink's run out, one month passed by - 
World still beautiful.

Published by laurenhallstrom

Lauren is the author of two CIPA EVVY award-winning novels, both written when she was a teen. She writes contemporary fantasy for tweens and young adults. She holds an undergraduate degree in English at Colorado State University and currently works in a public library. More often than not you can find her there - promoting lifelong learning, staring off into space, and dreaming up new stories.

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