It's May! Meaning Camp Nano and the A to Z Challenge is over.
This was a harsh one. I'll be honest. I kept up for the first week or two and then I let myself get behind and I more or less gave up. I told myself I would keep going but as each day passed and I got busier and busier even my optimistic self thought 'Huh. Well, maybe next year...'
Final tally came to about 9000 of a 30000 word goal for Camp and 10 out of 26 letters for A to Z.
Not even quite halfway.
Do I wish that I had done better? Of course. But do I count it as a fail? NOPE. Not entirely.
Of course, if you didn't succeed to do something then you have failed to do it. Kind of the only two options. But when I look at things like NaNo and this A to Z Challenge I find that trying at all is a win in and of itself. I have 9000 words on a pretty decent story thanks to Camp and I have a few more followers/blogs to follow thanks to A to Z.
I did learn a few things though. First of all, I will probably not combine Camp and A to Z again! Lol. Writing and putting up complete chunks of a story might have been biting off more than I could chew. So I'll probably do A to Z in April and Camp in their other month. I will definitely do posts ahead of time (which was part of the problem this time because I felt like I'd be 'cheating' at NaNo if I wrote posts before April). I didn't give myself nearly enough of the time I should have had to go to other blogs and comment and such so planning ahead will give me that.
All of that being said I will DEFINITELY be doing A to Z again and I'm really excited for it! I had a secondary idea that I thought of using this year that I think would be really good for next year. I better write it down so I remember it.... Lol.
So with this post we will return to our regularly irregular posting schedule! Later!