It happened much sooner than I thought it would, because I literally just uploaded the blog post about my intention of participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and that I probably won’t be able to decide on a project, but: I know which story to work on!
Based on when I created the file of notes, I’ve had this story since 2011. It’s one of those that I find myself thinking about sporadically; there’ll be nothing for a while and then suddenly, it’ll pop back up in my head, and I’ll have all these inspirations for scenes and such. I got as far as one chapter (that I’ve practically beaten to death by rewriting a million times) before I lost interest, so I guess Camp is a good way to give it another try.
The story I chose for Camp is Double the Trouble (I have to work on better, more original titles …) It’s about Sayre, who lets herself be talked into impersonating her twin sister Sadie, while Sadie is off to somewhere unknown. Sadie has a boyfriend, who wants to introduce her to his best friend, and unfortunately for Sayre, that friend happens to be Devan, her crush from university.
I’m going to use the rest of March to do some prepping, as I need to work out a few plot problems and get to know my characters. I also want to make my usual amateur book covers, because there’s just something about having one that makes me really happy 🙂 I’ll share any worthwhile progress here and on Twitter, so I hope to see you around!
Who else will be spending April in Camp? I’d love to know what you all will be working on!
I think I may be a glutton for punishment, because I’ve just decided to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo next month!
Now you may ask what I’m doing, committing myself to this when I haven’t even finished my story for NaNoWriMo 2015, written anything since mid-November, and can barely even write a blog post or tweet something. And you’re right, I honestly might be crazy to try and I probably won’t get to whichever goal I set. But during last year’s NaNo, I realized something: It’s not really about the writing for me.
That’s not to say that writing isn’t important. After all, isn’t that the whole point of NaNo and the Camp? But rather than focusing on how many words I want to write next month, I want to make April more about socializing with other writers/participants. I think I did a pretty good job of it in November, considering how awkward I always feel with/around other people, and it was a lot of fun. But I haven’t really kept up with that in the past few months, and I really want to connect more, because I know there are so many other writers out there who could be such wonderful inspirations.
I haven’t yet decided whether to finish my NaNoWriMo 2015 story, Second Chances, as my Camp project or whether to start writing on one of my other story ideas. The problem with the latter would be about choosing which of the million ideas to pursue … But I’m hoping that if I begin the process now, I’ll be able to pick one (and prep!) in time for the madness.
Will you be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo as well? If yes, let me know your username on the site and/or on Twitter, so that I can follow you! 🙂