Sunday, June 22, 2014

Writing Update: Camp NaNoWriMo!(July 2014) - Firsts, What should I Write? Cabin Mates?

As you may know November 2013 was my first ever NaNoWriMo and so I am kinda nervous about doing Camp NaNo next month. First of all I have decided to be placed in a Cabin but I am a very shy/nervous/not social person and like I assume you are supposed to like communicate and talk to your cabin mates? Right? So if you have done Camp NoNa before any advise is appreciated, Okay? Also if your new to it like me, are you a little bit nervous? Or are you an actual functioning can talk to people kind of person?
So, yeah this is my first Camp NaNo and I am....excited!
Real quick if you don't know what NaNoWriMo or Camp NaNoWriMo are it's National Novel Writing Month, it takes place every November and in April and July(I think) for Camp sessions and basically in November you try and write 50,000 words, a full novel, in one month and thousands of people participate and if you win you get all the glory! In camp NaNo things are a little different where you can customize your word goal, whether your writing a novel, short stories, revising whatever and also you can be placed in a cabin! Understand?

More importantly what to write?!
I have at least ten things that I could write and have narrowed it down to about five,  think, but I can't pick!

Option Number 1 - Book 3 in the series I am writing, I wrote book one last year(See Summer I Wrote A Book) and just finished the first draft of book 2(Okay I've been delaying posting this because I have like a few more chapters to write but by the time NaNo starts I will have finished writing this book, okay?), this is like my main thing that I am working on, but I kinda want to have time to re-read/revise the first two once more(at least) before jumping into book 3. On the other hand this is a book that I have planned out quiet a bit and I want to write something that I have nicely outlined.

Option Two - Hunters Of Artemis I am so excited for this book and have actually written the first few chapters and have plotted and outlined it quite a bit so far buuuut I think the idea still needs a little work before I actually write it, but I really really want to.

Option Three - Zombies! I have an idea for a post apocalyptic zombie book and I really like this idea and I love the characters for this one but it has not had a lot of development yet so I could cram in some outlining and plotting before NaNo starts but I'm just not sure I should.

Option Four - One of Two magical fantasy ideas I have. Both have been developed/plotted about the same amount which is not a lot but I do want to get to both of these, the other thing is that I kinda want to write something different, every book I have written so far in my writing life is a magical fantasy which is my favorite genre and I love said books but I kinda want to try something different, you know?

Option Five - Revising War Of Queens, this is the book I wrote in November for NaNo and in short it's a hot mess, I did not outline and develop my plot enough and it's a disaster and I need to revise and edit and fix it but I'm not sure I want to tackle that yet.

Bonus - Dragon Heir Survival Guide - Dragon Heir is my middle grade magical fantasy series, see option 1, and I kind of always planned on writing a Survival Guide type thing with information on all the magical creatures and the world and all the different things and I was thinking since my notes on all of this are an organizational mess at the moment while I'm trying to move everything into an easy to navigate scrivener document that this is kinda the perfect time to write this also it will help me develop the last of the things that I need to develop before writing the rest of the series. And it will give me the opportunity to tell some of the other characters stories and all the old history of this world I'm writing about and I think it will be fun.

So those are the ideas I am bouncing between for my Camp NaNo project at the moment! I'm leaning towards the Survival Guide but I keep changing my mind though I need to pic soon so I have time to outline!

Are you participating in Camp NaNo next month? Do you know what you're writing?

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  1. Throughout the years, I've been SOOOOO tempted to join NaNoWriMo, but it's just so intimidating! I'm not very good with words, or creative writing, so I just don't have the courage to try it. But I hope you have fun with Camp! I think you should be fine, just think about it this way, you'll never see these people in real life. And plus it's easier to talk to a group when it's through the internet. :D As long as you're nice and polite, I don't think there's nothing anything to worry about!

    1. Thanks for the encouragement! In my many awkward social interactions I have decided the internet is my friend, =) You shouldn't be afraid to try NaNo though! Especially for camp sessions because as I understand it it's more relaxed and fun and you can deiced who much or how little you want to write, I hope that at least by next year you'll decide to try it out!

  2. I am so impressed that you are doing this, that is awesome! I tried to go to the website, because I don't quite understand these "cabin" shenanigans, but it sounds pretty fun. Now, my personal choice would probably be the Zombies, just because that sounds fun, but from the sound of the post, you seem most excited about Hunters of Artemis, so I would say go with that one if you're most excited about it :) Some day, I vow to do something like this. I have a mostly blank document that I sit and look at for awhile, then get up and walk away from. I need to write it down before my ideas go away! Good luck, I am sure it will be awesome, and keep us posted on which one you choose and how the camp goes!!

    1. Thank you! In case you still don't get it from what I've been able to gather basically you're sorted into a virtual "cabin" of 12 people so that you can get to know them and talk to them and help each other when you get stuck and all that good stuff! Also the blank document is a good start! After that just write down random things until it turns into an awesome idea. =)
      I will definitely keep everyone updated and yeah I would have to agree that I'm more excited about Hunters Of Artemis, though I haven't completely decided yet!