Camp NaNo 2018 | Diary | Week 3

Week 3 – Diary

Sunday 15th July 2018

I spent the day at Hampton Court Palace, the residence of Henry VIII. You know, the English king who killed the majority of his wives. The most famous one is of course Anne Boleyn. Yes, that king.

Anyway, the palace is beautiful. It’s full of stories, perfect for inspiration. I’m so sad I didn’t take my computer with me to write below a tree. We had an excellent weather, and it was cold enough inside the palace to keep us from the heatwave.

Wednesday 18th July 2018

A new creative joined my team at work. I had been waiting for that extra pair of hands for months, and she is finally there. I had to go through everything with her, so she becomes operational as soon as possible. But I’m not used to talk that much. I was exhausted by the end of the day.

A little word about what I’m actually doing as a day-job. I’m an SEO content writer for the French market in a technology company, and I’ve been promoted senior in April/May. I got new responsibilities since then, like managing people. So, there you go, I am writing for a living. When I say that, I realise I’m living the dream of lots of writers. My job is a crazy great one, and I love every inch of it.

Thursday 19th July 2018

I continued the new joiner’s onboarding. Still exhausting. Even though I have a personal blog and I write a lot about my feelings and my writing and what I’m doing, I’m not confortable when it comes to talking. Maybe it’ll come with experience and time.

Saturday 21st July 2018

I spent the day learning Dutch and playing video games (I’m onto Hollow Knight at the moment). I didn’t have the energy to focus on anything else, but I realised I didn’t write this week. Last week had been a total blast and I had lots of words done. But this week… nothing. I think I just have to stop beating myself up, but how? When you know something hasn’t been done but had to be done, it’s hard to let it go. I’ll have to push extra hard next week if I want to win the challenge.


Week 3 – Overview

I haven’t written at all this week. I was going home exhausted from work, and I worked on my Dutch the only day I could have eventually done some writing (AKA Saturday). I feel like this challenge is in the wrong path. I would need a miracle to win Camp NaNo.

I’ll just finish on a quote: “Gentle reminder that while weekends are the best time for some writers to get work done, it’s also okay to give yourself a day (or two!) off. Just because the work is always there doesn’t mean we have to constantly be working.” – Joy McCullough.


How was your writing week?
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