Camp Nano week one

Camp Nano week Lyndsey's Book Blog

It’s day seven, week one is over, and we should all be a quarter of the way to our goals. How are you doing? Smashing it already? Slowly building up to a last minute sprint?

As I’m off to sunny Turkey tomorrow for a week of eating, drinking and reading, I’ve been overshooting my daily word goals (1,167 per day) to try and stay a week ahead of target. Rather than leave it to the last week to catch up, I wanted to prepare in advance, allowing for any unforeseen circumstances that might prevent me from smashing out 20k words in the second half of the month. (In November, I started strong and tailed off, ending up with only 35k words, so I wanted to take advantage of my initial focus this time.)

I’m working on my rewrites of The Fair Queen, which I wrote most of the first draft for during last November’s NaNoWriMo. I had a head start because I was already part of the way through draft two, meaning that if I reach my target goal of 35k I should have draft two finished by the end of April. That means it’ll be time to send it out to beta readers before the next stage of editing!

If you’re up for beta reading a YA fantasy which is a cross between The Chronicles of Narnia, The Remnant Chronicles and Tamora Pierce’s Immortals, then send me an email!

Camp Nano week one

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Daily Stats

1st – 1,876

2nd – 2,601 | total: 4,477

3rd – 1,698 | total: 6,175

4th – 530 | total: 6,705

5th – 1,441 | total: 8,146

6th – 1,115  total: 9,261

7th – 0 (what with work, packing for holiday, and scheduling blogs I haven’t had a spare minute to write today! Maybe I’ll churn out a few words before bed, wish me luck!

Week One Total: 9,261

How has your first week of Camp Nano gone? What are you working on? Let me know in the comments!




Camp Nano week one stats Lyndsey's Book Blog


  1. I’m trying to overshoot my goals, too, because I know the closer I get to May, the worse my workload is going to look–though not for fun reasons like travelling to Turkey :O I hope you have a wonderful time and a safe trip ❤

    About the beta reading: what does your process look like? I'm interested, but I've found I personally don't function well in beta reading when I'm sent the whole thing because I find it overwhelming.

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    1. lyndleloo says:

      Hi Blaise! I don’t actually have a process as I’ve never done anything like this before! I’ve got the first three chapters in a pdf format if you’d like to read that and just give me your thoughts? You can pop me an email with your email address if you fancy giving it a read, any comments at all would be really helpful, no pressure at all 😊 good luck with Camp Nano!

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  2. ailynk says:

    iI haven’t beta read before, if you do not mind me I will be honored to XD

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    1. lyndleloo says:

      Yay thanks Ailyn! I’ll let you know when it’s finished 😊

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