IWSG - July
This week's question is: What is one valuable lesson you've learned since you started writing?
I would say the number one lesson I've learned is write for yourself - don't worry what other people will think, don't try to write what you think other people will like. Write the story you want to read. My experience in writing has shown that when I get too bogged down with trying to write something other people will like, it discourages me from writing because it just makes it too hard. We write for ourselves, and if other people like our writing, then that's a bonus.
Camp NaNo Update:
So Camp NaNo officially started on Saturday, and I'm doing quite well so far. I was a little worried about hitting my goals over the weekend, as I was busy both days, but I managed it! I'm really enjoying writing the story; it's been in my head since March this year, and I was so excited to get started on it. Here are my stats:
Obviously I haven't started writing yet today, so it'll look better later on, but it gives you an idea how I'm getting on so far. Here's hoping it continues to go so well!