What I Got From My Not So Successful Camp Experience

feel like quitting

Well this is the last day of CampNaNoWriMo and I wish that I could report that I have finished my novel which is what I set out to do.  However, I did not manage to finish the novel.  In fact I wasn’t even able to get nearly as much done as I thought I would be able to.  Granted I did get some work done on it and I reignited the energy to actually finish it, it’s just that I had wanted to be able to move onto the next project soon and I simply can’t now until this one is finished.

Even though I didn’t make it through camp season with a successful outcome it was not completely without its usefulness.  It got me started again when I had been stuck for quite some time.  Sometimes when we attempt to do something and manage to fall short of our expected goals we have to keep ourselves from dwelling on what wasn’t accomplished.  Instead, we have to focus on the accomplishments that were made and how much further we are in the process then we were before we accomplished those particular goals.

Sometimes it’s not about winning the race so much as it is about showing up and putting in every ounce of effort that we can muster up.  So remember when you are pursuing your goals and you are giving it your all that your best is good enough even if you don’t get everything that you were going after.  It’s not the winning that matters the most, it’s the fight that you put into the race.


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”





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