April 1st marked a very important date.
Yup, you guessed it.
Camp NaNoWriMo is back.
I love NaNoWriMo. I think it’s a fantastic idea and a super great way to encourage writing and creating stories. I’ve been a participant for two years (although I did YWP NaNoWriMo the first year), and it’s really helped me learn how to plan and put together a novel.
Last year, after November ended, I discovered CAMP NaNo through a friend and decided to sign up because, well, why not? The difference in camp is that you get to choose whatever type of project you want to work on, whether it’s a novel or a script or a bunch of poems. It’s also possible to set your own word-count.
I was originally going to write a script for a graphic novel, but I decided to just go with a plain novel mainly because of this one idea I had a little while back. It’s called The Mush Project, and you can see more about it here.
I’m super pumped about camp this year, and I feel like I actually have a chance at getting something GOOD done out of it. However, I know that somewhere along the way I’ll find myself flailing and panicking due to writer’s block- and that’s when the insanity part kicks in.
It’s all good, though, because it’ll all be worth it in the end. I am determined to finish this novel in April. My current word-count goal is pretty low- just 30,000 words- but hopefully I’ll be able to push it further if the storyline permits it.
Prepare yourselves for random novel updates along the way. Wish me luck! 😀