Yes, everyone! It’s July! It’s Camp NaNoWriMo! The entire U.S. has been shooting off fireworks all week! (Okay, maybe not for that, but still.) I’m a few days late in posting something about my progress, but I’ll update frequently this month.
I had planned (if it can even be called that) to write one of two new fantasy stories I came up with on the fly about two weeks ago. I love both concepts and want to take them places, but… they’re just not sharing much with me right now. I really want to be their best friend–probably too much. I think they’re a little alarmed by my interest, so we’re not really on speaking terms yet.
Instead, I’m using this month to brainstorm. After getting ripped apart at my critique session in January, I’ve had some time to think about my NaNo14 novel Cursed and where it’s going. The plot itself is staying the same, but I’m trying to streamline plot elements that have, frankly, been annoying the snot out of me. What kinds of things? Oh, just minor stuff: how magic works, why this character is making a decision that changes all the character interactions, the pacing… you know, just little things.
My “official” goal is 50,000 words. My stated goal (on the forums, anyway) is 100k. My dream goal is 150k.
And I might go for 200k. As of the end of Day 5, I’m at 17,290 after a 3800-word day, a little over 1k words ahead for the 100k track. This experience is so different from NaNo–instead of devouring every hour for wordsmithing, I’m only sitting for maybe 1-2 hours a night to write. It’s a nice change of pace.
Writing Soundtrack: Victory by Two Steps from Hell on repeat
Are you writing/editing/revising/scripting for Camp? If not, you should be! If you’re on the normal NaNo site, feel free to add me as a buddy!