Camp NaNoWriMo is over and I’m Happy I lost!

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2014 session is over… and I’ve lost Camp again. I wrote 6,236 of a 10,000 word goal (where 10,000 words = 10,000 words of published eBook), which is better than some previous attempts, but still a Loss.

I could have easily won by just dumping words on paper (and I was very tempted to at the end), but the one thing I really needed to get done was the massively overdue Saturday Story Prompts monthly eBooks.

So why aren’t I crushed at my now seemingly endless NaNo-losing streak? Why aren’t I cursing myself for not making writing a higher priority? Or vowing that Next Time(tm) I will do it better?

Because I finished (and posted) five eBooks in April, plus have a final (but not published) flash fiction to be posted in May.

These are eBooks that I wouldn’t have finished if Camp NaNo hadn’t been running.

So when July comes around, I’ll happily lose again! (Only this time I’ll be losing in a traditional novel format. 😉 )

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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