Thursday 10 April 2014

Camp NaNoWriMo and My Bed-Desk

This month I'm doing Camp NaNoWriMo. Well, I'm trying to. I tried to do regular NaNoWriMo last November and ended up writing around 12,000 words out of the 50,000 word goal. Camp NaNoWriMo however lets you set your own word goal and 40,000 words sounded a lot more doable to me right now than 50,000. Of course we are now ten days in and I am currently around 6,000 words short of the amount I should have written by now, but let's not worry about that.

The novel I'm working on this month is a contemporary YA romance, and I'm not entirely sure if I'll ever finish it but having a definite word goal and deadline is definitely helping me get back into the routine of writing every day (well, nearly every day), which is something I haven't done for a long time.

Another thing that I've been trying out this month is the bed-desk. When I was at university I wrote all of my essays and creative pieces at my desk or on my bedroom floor, but the desk I have now is a lot smaller than the one I had at university and sitting on the floor every day gets pretty tiring, so I'm trying out OpenEllbey's bed-desk idea. I think making the writing feel a little less formal is probably helping me to get the idea out, but I'm not sure yet whether I'll ever be able to completely sway from my real desk.

Hopefully by the end of this month I'll be able to tell you that I've written 40,000 words!

Do you/could you work from your bed, or are you the sort of person who needs a real desk to feel legit? Have you ever tried anything like Camp NaNoWriMo? How did you do? How are you doing if you're doing it now? Are these too many questions? Okay, I'm done. I've got writing to do!

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  1. Dude. I don't have a desk. We are bed-desk buddies!!
    Though mostly I'm sofa-desk bound.

    Hope it helps you write!!

    1. tbh what would probably help me write more would be if I actually wrote instead of watching episodes of The Mindy Project for hours at a time. But yeah, I'm sure the bed-desk is helping. :P