Today is an exciting day for me. I signed up for the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and typically takes place in November. It’s lots of fun, but is a ridiculous amount of work (50,000 words in 30 days). Camp NaNo is more relaxed, in that you pick your own word count goal. Last year I wrote 30,000 words, which was quite manageable (especially once you’ve done ‘real’ NaNo).
This year of course I’ve cut back again, as I’m in school and April is one of the busiest months of the year. I’ve set my goal at 15,000 words, meaning I only have to write 500 words a day. Easy right? Though I’m not quite sure how well it will go, considering I haven’t written anything for months. Still, it should be fun.
I’m planning on picking up where I left off last Camp NaNo. I was working on the first book of a fantasy series involving a lot of magic and some world saving and all that jazz. So it should be nice to add another solid chunk to what I’m sure is a fabulous story.
The best part about Camp NaNo is that each participant is assigned to a cabin, which consists of a chat room with other writers. Basically you talk to them all month and see how they’re doing and give each other advice. It’s fantastic. Last year my cabin was really great, so I’m hoping it’ll be the same this year.
Alright, I should go start my massive piles of schoolwork (3 essays and 3 major presentations, no problem!) so I can do a great job in April. You should all do Camp NaNo too!