Camp NaNoWriMo!

In less than 48 hours, June will be upon us. And with it will come Camp NaNoWriMo!

Just like the usual event that takes place in November, the goal is to write 50,000 words of a novel (or complete a novel of those words or more) within the month. That works out to roughly 1,667 words per day for the 30 days of the month.

As some of you may know, I participated in the November NaNoWriMo for the first time in 2011 and fell short of the goal by approximately 6,500 words. Which, while being disappointing, was still a huge win for me as I’d never written so much in such a short time. Using some of the lessons learned in November, I’m doing my best to be even more prepared for June.

In this case, Scrivener has become my best writing friend. It’s allowed me to brainstorm like mad, lay out scenes and build character sketches of the major players. Having used Scrivener for a year or more now, I have no idea how I ever wrote without it.

In any case, this will be the first major writing I’ve done since November. It was so easy in the hoopla of holidays to neglect writing in December and I’ve just been in a slump ever since. Still, my new idea, that I’ve given the working title of Rebus, has me very excited. It’s been hard not to jump the gun and start writing 🙂

So how about it my fellow word lovers, are you going to camp? I’ll be doing more regular posts as well as some vlogs as I work through the month. My hope (dream?) is to finish Rebus in June and then write its sequel during Camp NaNoWriMo’s August session.

Wish me luck folks. And if you’re participating, I wish you all the best and would love to know so I can follow your blog/vlog/tumbler/twitter/etc, so go ahead and post it in the comments!