Camp NaNoWriMo is over for the April session and I was incredibly productive during the entire month. I don’t know what it is about these challenges that make me have the best accomplishments of the month, but I’ll go with it. My goal was to reach 100 hours. I did hit that, which I am proud of, but I did more than I thought I would goal-wise that I’m more proud of where I’m at in my revision process than what I did. Time for me to break down the last week of Camp, what I accomplished, and what I’m doing moving forward.
Third week of Camp and I’m not going to lose steam, because I officially started working on the second draft!
Week two of Camp NaNo! How did I do? I actually accomplished a lot despite the crippling amount of self-doubt I was experiencing all week.
I want to talk about the age-old Pantsing vs. Planning debate. I never heard the term until I started getting involved with NaNoWriMo a few years back. Then, it was today that I decided I really didn’t like either of those terms. I don’t really identify either and here’s why.
Camp NaNoWriMo: April starts Saturday. If you don’t know what Camp is, well, it’s one of two sessions (next one is in July) that is like, a companion to NaNoWriMo, which takes place every November. While the event in November has a specific goal: write 50k words in a novel, the Camp sessions are more personal goal-oriented and making it what you want of it. You can check out the Camp NaNo site here.
I’m participating this year! And I’m going to lay out all my goals for this month. A lot of you know I have been working on the first draft of my new novel Sharp Hollows since I started it, you guessed it, NaNoWriMo 2016 back in November. Here is an extremely short comp blurb of what I am working on: Continue reading