First, it's easy to say what you plan to do. I think we all set goals, lofty or otherwise, and without some level of accountability to ourselves or others, it's easy for those stated goals to fall by the way side. I mean, we had good intentions right?
What being in camp has forced me to do is to own up to the promises (goals) I set for myself and to be accountable to them. See, it works like this. I want to be a noted author, not necessarily best selling, although that would be nice, but I want my name to ring bells with my readers and for them to look forward with great anticipation for my next release. I want my writing to be able to lay a firm financial foundation for my children. Books are forever and I want to leave my children a lasting legacy they can be proud of. I want my writing to make me comfortable financially in the present.
These are all the things that I want. Now you may be asking yourself what does this have to do with nano? Well here's the connection. If I am really serious about those things I say I want, then I have to do the things necessary to get me there. Notice I didn't say I hope that these things happen. No I said I want! Wishing, hoping and wanting are different. Wishing and hoping require little to no effort but wanting requires maximum effort especially if I want these things to happen now.
With nano camp, I had to come to grips with whether or not my daily activities were moving me closer or further away from what I say I want - not what others have said but what I said I want. Am I doing what it takes every day to move from dreaming to doing?
So here we are 10 days from the completion of nano camp. I have to say that I have done fairly well toward accomplishing the goals I set out to accomplish but I am not done yet! I still have thousands of words I need to write and more than just write them, make sure that the words craft an engaging stories my readers and supporters will be excited about. I am determined to get what I want (said like a spoiled and pouting child). So I am putting in the work to make that happen. Stick with me and stay tuned. I am in this for the long haul and am enjoying the journey. It's the ride of my life.
here are my most recent nano statistics before I embark on writing today.