Thursday, August 1, 2013

Achieving a goal

Past month I participated in Campnanowrimo, a challenge where people try to write a certain amount of words in Juli (and there's an April session too). It is sort of a spin-off of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month), which is in november and people try to write 50.000 words in that month. I've participated two times in Nanowrimo and one time in Campnanowrimo (last april) before, but I didn't reach my goal.

I love writing and this goal of writing 50.000 words in one month has been a major goal the past few years. Now I am so happy to say that I finally acieved my goal! I wrote exactly 50.085 words and I'm pretty proud of myself. I have had a lot of moments were I thought 'I'm never going to reach my goal anymore, so why bother' and wanted to quit, but I'm so happy that I didn't!

On the website of Campnanowrimo you update your wordcount each day and then this graph appears. It looks so much like I was doing a project for school, haha. In the beginning I started pretty motivated and stayed on track, but soon I got behind and it was only in the last few days that I really put a lot of work into it. At the beginning the average 1.613 words you're supposed to write each day to reach a goal of 50.000 words seemed immense. On day 28, 30 and 31 I wrote about 5.000 words each day, so by then 1.613 words didn't seem as much anymore.


  1. Oh my gosh. This must have seriously been a challenge. Congratulations on making it! Every year I consider doing NaNoWriMo but I don't think I'd ever have the time. Maybe this year I'll give it a go :)

    1. It was, but I'm so glad I succeeded! Thank you, you should totally do it! I have tried it three times before, and each time I came closer to my goal. In the beginning writing 1600 words a day sound like a lot, but once you have been doing it for a while those 1600 words will come easily!