Has it been 7 days of Camp NaNo already? Eek!
For those of you who have no idea what in the world I’m talking about, the website is here. Basically, Camp NaNoWriMo is like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which occurs in November) but much more organized. It’s happening right now throughout the month of April. You join the website mentioned, you can even join a cabin. You create a project with a word count goal and viola!
The great thing about Camp NaNo? You can join cabins! (you had me at CABIN!) And message each other constantly (ok, that’s just me). You can encourage each other, keep each other accountable, participate in word wars or word springs, talk about writing (which, for me, is SO awesome since most of my friends are not writers) You talk about the good, and the bad,
and apparently you don’t shower Just like real camp, back in the day!!
Who actually took showers during summer camp, raise their hand?? I won’t lie – I rarely did because, let’s face it, I was super lazy and did not want to stand in line for half an hour to an hour when I could be sleeping instead.
Am I the only one? Sorry! I promise I shower…I swear I did just yesterday.
My Camp NaNo goals.
- To go through my current manuscript 2x (lofty goal, I know!)
- To create a working timeline for this MS
- To use the timeline to address all of the continuity problems going on, which there are SO many, hence why I need to create a timeline.
- To write a synopsis.
My progress so far.
I have begun my timeline. I actually went back and created a timeline for the entire series, up until this point. I should mention that this is Book 3 in my Second Chances series.
I have edited through 9 chapters – so about 1/3 of the project I’m working on. Edit is kind of a tricky word and can encompass many things. Basically, I have done a quick pass, making comments about things that I need to go back and change.
I’ve actually rewritten several scenes which has equaled to about 6,000 words. Not terrible, I suppose. I’ll be doing much more rewriting later on in the month.
Are you working on a WIP for Camp NaNo? How is your progress going? let me know in the comments!