Off to Camp!

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?


8 thoughts on “Off to Camp!

  1. Good luck with the writing, Susabelle. Life does get in the way, and it sounds like you’ve hit some pretty big bumps. Writing is a great escape. I’ll be thinking of you and wishing you the best on your Camp Nanowrimo adventures.

  2. Wow! Looking forward to hearing about your experience with Camp NaNoWriMo! I’m all for anything that can help with the creative muse. Wishing you all the best.

  3. Good luck Susabelle! I love nanowrimo, I too need to get those words on the page, promo and edits for an up coming book have kept me busy. Check in with us each weekend tell us how you’re doing. Again good luck!

  4. Drifting out here on my own I don’t know much about these writerly things, but I wish you tons of luck. I’m glad you’re doing this for yourself. It’s about time.

  5. I hope your “camp” experience is great and gets you where you want to be. I’m a total plodder, not a binge writer, but I know for a lot of people having a nice chunk of time to write really gets the creativity revved up. Good for you for doing this for yourself.

  6. Well, if you are at camp you definitely deserve some S’Mores. At least that was my favorite camping food. So glad you are writing again. I love the respite, the escape into my imagination, that writing offers. Have fun!

  7. Susabelle! Please follow up and tell us a bit about your Camp Writing experiences. I hope by this time you are luxuriating in your word count and enjoying your beautiful smelling laundry! Best to you, DeeDee

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