So, the first of this year’s two Camp NaNoWriMo months is April, and I’m determined—somewhat determined? a little determined?—to do some writing in the next calendar month. This means I’ll need to finish my planning in the next few days. That seems pretty soon, but I have been thinking about this endeavor for a little while, so I did manage to do some planning in February and March.
Camp NaNoWriMo is a little different than “regular” NaNoWriMo in one main way: the word count goal is flexible and set by the writer. So maybe you’re goal is to write a novel, but maybe it’s just to write a short story or a novella… Or maybe you plan to write two whole 80,000 word novels in one month because you’re crazy and also highly ambitious.
My goals are somewhat more modest. I think I can reasonably expect (and possibly push) myself to write 500 words each day, which will get me 15,000 words. Anything more than that would be a bonus. Now, obviously, 15,000 words a novel does not make. But I think I can probably lay in the main plot (or a hefty chunk of it), which will give me something to work with once Camp NaNo is over and done with. At this point I have… Well, ok, I have the beginnings of a plan. Not quite enough to be getting on with, but I have a few more days still.
What this means for this blog is that I’ll be updating here with my progress, just like I did with NaNoWriMo back in November. Only, you know, I hope to be somewhat more productive this coming month than I was last November. So wish me luck!
P.S. If you’d like to follow along with me elsewhere, you can find my Camp NaNoWriMo profile here.