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As some of you know, last November was my first experience with National Novel Writing Month, and I loved it. I’m definitely hoping to have a new novel ready in time for next November, although I might not be able to do it. (Bummer.) I was just awarded a big research grant (hooray!) and the project will be in serious data collection crazy-times next November.
However, NaNo also hosts two “camps” between now and then, one in April and one in July. The procedure is a little different, near as I can tell (hey, I’m new at this), in that you set your own type of goal (could be revision instead of fresh writing, for instance) and your own goal amount.
I was waffling on whether I could or should do this. Then I examined the current state of my novel. Boy, it’s a mess. Worse than that, I’ve been revising those all-important first few chapters and working on other projects, and I still (confession time!) have not gotten back to finishing the last ten or so chapters.
Oops. Bad, bad novel writer.
Yep, looks like I could really use a little structure and deadline pressure. So sign me up, I’m GOING TO CAMP!
Another thing that’s different about Camp NaNo is that you can join or create a “cabin” of up to 12 writing buddies. Nobody’s invited me to their cabin yet (oh woe is me, nobody likes me…) so I’m thinking of going ahead and starting my own private cabin and inviting others. I’d love to see my old NaNo writing buddies there, but I bet there’s a bunch of you other readers out there who would also be fun campers.
So are you? A fun camper, that is? 🙂
If you want to know more about how the whole process works, check out the Camp NaNo page.
If you want to be in my cabin, let me know! Note that you have to be signed up at Camp NaNo for me to send you a cabin invitation, and I have to know your name or whatever you go by on NaNo. If you want to contact me by email, click on the Contact Me link on the top ribbon.
HEADING OUT TO WRITING CAMP! YAY!