It’s about 8:30 pm on March 31st. Camp NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow. And I can’t wait.
Last April, I participated in my first ever Camp. My project was outlining and structuring “Catch”, the same novel I’m writing draft two of for this Camp. I’m also hoping to begin editing it during Camp since it’s a novel in verse and shorter than most types of novels. My goal is currently 20,000 words. It will be a struggle to even get those down.
April is a really really really busy month for me. There’s something going on almost every day. But, I’m going to do my best to make time for writing. Camp NaNo promises to be “an idyllic writer’s retreat, smack-dab in the middle of your crazy life.” I think it will be. I may have to get up earlier. Go to bed a little later. I’ll certainly have to get better at time management (Can anyone relate?) But it’ll be worth it. Worth it to finish the novel I’ve been creating for over a year. That’s what Camp’s about. Stretching yourself as a writer and providing motivation to get your words on a page or prepare to. It’s about telling your story. And every single story is different.
I’ll be in a Cabin with many of the same people from my first time doing Camp NaNo. People I’ve gotten to know really well over the past year. People who will, during various points during the month, be everything from critique partners to cheerleaders to each other. That’s one of the best parts of Camp NaNo, in my opinion. Having a group of people who are all there for each other and each other’s writing. People who are there to word sprint and roast virtual marshmallows with you at all hours.
So, it’s the night before Camp NaNoWriMo. What I thought would be a writing updates and goals post is turning out to be a writing inspiration post too.
To my fellow Campers: get some rest tonight. I know I am. Tomorrow, you are going to create magic. Are you ready?
Are you doing Camp NaNoWriMo? How do you like your marshmallows cooked? (I like mine almost golden, but not yet really melty)