Literary Musings

Camp NaNoWriMo: April 2018, Post 1

It’s that time of year again when it’s Spring but you live in Ohio so you’re still getting freezing temperatures and snow. Oh, except for the days when it’s actually warm enough to wear flats with no socks and a light jacket and not freeze to death.

And it’s also time for Camp NaNoWriMo which, if you’ve read any of my previous posts, stands for National Novel Writing Month. Only with camp, the rules are less strict. So, instead of needing to write at least 50,000 words of a single novel like you’re supposed to do during the official NaNoWriMo sessions in November, you get to pretty much count any type of writing and even choose your own personalized word count goal.

So my original goal was to just make sure I write a lot more because I haven’t completed the last couple of novels I’ve started, I haven’t been keeping up to date with this blog as much as I’d like, and I haven’t finished and posted a fanfiction in a very, very long time.

But then on my way to work yesterday morning I got it into my head that I wanted to try to start another novel. And so, during my dinner break, where I sat at a local coffee shop and ate a delicious grilled cheese sandwich while sipping a chai tea latte, I created a list of characters and a few plot points for yet another novel. It’s probably a bad idea considering the fact that my last three or four (maybe even five or six…I lost count) novel ideas have lasted me a good 15,000 words (maybe) before they fizzled out. However, inspiration has struck and I’m going to run with it.

Besides, I’ll eventually get back to those abandoned writing projects and turn them into something awesome.

Right, guys?


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