I don’t know how many of you needed to see this again, but I certainly did.
It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in days.
So my first CAMP NANO update is officially: ONE O’CLOCK AND ALL’S WELL!
Things have been going pretty well, considering. I’ve had some ups and downs this week already…
I thought it had been a long week at 7am on Monday…
but I know everyone is going through their own versions of adjustment to this new world in which we now live.
I’m currently at 15,008 words and going strong. I’ve taken more time off than I anticipated this early in the process, but I also got a good strong start. I think sheltering is helping my writing more than hurting, which I know from Twitter means I’m one of the lucky ones.
I wanted to inject a little levity into our stay-at-home situation. I also wanted to remind everyone that Anxiety and Anticipation are the same emotion.
We’re all dealing with both right now through the virus crisis, but let’s not forget excitement is part of anticipation too. Whether you’re writing a novel or cleaning out your house, your reactions to all this are valid. It’s ok to be having some fun.
Try to look for the silver linings as much as possible.
I’ve made a lot of new friends online since everyone is on social media so much now. I also had to put myself out there to meet them. Don’t forget this can be a great opportunity for connection albeit different from what we’re used to.
Remember we have so many different ways of communicating in this day and age and we can take advantage of them. Facetime your parents. Send that text or email. Check on a coworker or a friend you haven’t heard from in a while. Just because we have to be socially distant doesn’t mean we have to be disconnected.
CAMP NANO moves into WEEK 2 and I’m ready with bells on. It may not go as I expect, but it will be fine. We all have to remember:
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it…
Those are my thoughts for the end of week one. Hope you are all well and safe.
Thanks for the uplifting message. I am at 10,000 words out of 30,000. It’s great to have the outside motivation to write.
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