Camp NaNoWriMo (July 2014)– Day 1

Target goal: 50,000 words

Target daily goal: 1,613 words

Words written today: 1,109

Total words written: 1,722


Today is my first day of Camp NaNoWriMo. I’d signed up last April, but didn’t finish it. I didn’t even write one word. I was determined to do better this year.

This book is going to be a stand-alone, more serious book about the Bastilles, the family upon which the Bastille Family novels are based (the first book in the series, The Camille Chronicles, comes out next month). In it, I will delve deeper into the family history that I alluded to in the books, namely the larger-than-life presence of their grandfather.

In some ways, the book will be easier to write because I’ve already planted the seed in the Bastille individual novels. But it will be more difficult because while those books are a bit more lighthearted, this book will be a bit darker in places. This book will appeal to those who may like dark examinations of human and family dynamics.

I had to push to make my word quota for the day; I kept getting hung up on a character’s age, versus his life timeline (birth of first child, marriage, parental age, etc). I’ll figure it out tomorrow, when my brain isn’t so tired.

I’ll keep you posted with my progress; blogging about it helps keep me accountable, so thank you to whomever is reading my brain droppings. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lena Frank
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 09:16:49

    >> blogging about it helps keep me accountable

    Totally the same reason I do my blog updates too, especially during NaNo or Camp NaNo months. It’s amazing how much they help!



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