I packed my bug spray, my sunscreen spray (smells like coconuts!), my can of bear mace (you can’t be too careful!!) and some granola snacks. I’m off to camp!
Camp NaNoWriMo is similar to NaNoWriMo (and put on by the same organization) yet different. You join a “cabin” of friends or strangers, set a goal, and get to work. Projects can include editing a previous work, finishing up an existing work, trying something different like non-fiction or short stories, or really anything you can think up. I have chosen to put my nose to the keyboard and finish writing the draft of my second novel, Without a Net. My stated goal is 20,000 more words, but I’m hoping for more than that. I’m hoping desperately for a complete story!
As can be seen by the fact that I haven’t blogged in two months, I have been so busy doing other things that I’ve let a lot of the writing stuff slip. That’s not good for me, or for my readers! So, I’m back at it, trying to slog out this story. It’s not like I don’t know what the story is; it’s been rolling around in my head forever. But the details are not clear, as usual. I’m letting the characters write the story, and sometimes they are as distracted as I am!
On today’s agenda: get the laundry going, and write between loads. I’m hoping for a good 5,000 word day. I should be able to do it – I have no kids at home today and no need to fix dinner. I shall have no excuses!
Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year? If so, what is your project?