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! 🙂