While I've participated in regular Nanowrimo several times (at least twelve or thirteen, I think), I've never gotten around to doing Camp Nanowrimo. It's an event they run in July where you set your own personal word goal and tackle it during the summer months, when things maybe aren't quite as busy as November, when the regular one occurs. It's a bit more laid back. You don't even have to aim for 50,000 words like normal. It's whatever you want to accomplish.
And for one reason or another, it's never worked out for me. But I'm changing things up this year.
Something tells me, with a book releasing in December, that I won't have time in November to do Nanowrimo--again. It's a good problem to have, but it makes me change the way I do things.
Add to that the fact that I haven't had time to write anything new except for finishing up my novellas releasing in Sept and Feb, and I'm itching to get words down on at least one new novel. Whew! Who knew having so many releases in one year meant extra edits and marketing posts eating into actual writing time? Okay, so that was probably obvious, but for some reason I didn't expect it to steal away quite so much writing time.
So, with my next edits not due until August, and my marketing mostly up-to-date, I've decided to try my hand at Camp Nanowrimo. I'm going back and forth between two stories I want to write: one the second in my College Chapel series, called Must Love Jane--a football player and a Jane Austen fanatic butt heads and hearts. The other is one I started a few years back I'm calling Maid in Love, and it's set in Gatlinburg. I'm leaning more towards that one right now. Which sounds better to you?
Get ready to cheer me on as I try to squirrel away a few hours to write each day in July. The odds are stacked against me this summer, but I'm determined.
Have you ever had to change up the way you did things due to time constraints? Ever tried to write a book in a month?
Here goes nothing!
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