Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Camp NaNoWriMo

We're not quite half way through March yet but last week I received an email regarding Camp NaNoWriMo. Camp starts next month and I've decided to participate again in hopes of getting back into the swing of a writing routine. That being said, I'm not holding my breath that I'll actually develop much of routine throughout April.

I had made a decision about the small project I was going to work on but since then I've had many doubts and other ideas. Originally, I had decided to write a rough epilogue of my sequel novel as I've had an idea for it rattling around my brain for a while now. However, after joining a camp cabin and talking with a fellow camper, I've been reminded of the short story based on mine, Jordan's and my friend Adam's Subsistence characters that I said I was going to write a couple weeks back. He made me think that maybe I should use camp to write that story out rather than one connected to my main universe. So I considered changing plans to write that but then I realised that I've not written out my first draft for the epilogue and the prologue for my first novel yet. I wanted to work on those whilst editing the second draft but now I'm kinda tempted to draft them out now.

So, I don't actually know which small project to work on next month. Camp NaNoWriMo is meant to be small projects/goals that we set for ourselves so there is no rule saying that I can't work on multiple projects during the month but I don't want to overload myself or bite off more than I can chew. I've got the rest of the month to pick which project I want to work on and get myself prepared for Camp NaNoWriMo, and honestly, I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of writing again.

Until next time,
Alli xo

1 comment:

  1. It's a toughy - I say, go with whichever idea you have enough to work with. If you're doing it to try to get yourself back into the flow of writing, then it's definitely the best option. Whichever piece you have the clearest idea of, the most notes for, etc - that's your best bet. You're likely to have an easier time of it, and more likely to have something to show for it at the end rather than risking feeling like you've "failed" - which is something I don't think (having known you for alllll of a month) you really need right now.
    Opt for the 'easiest' option and pour your heart into it!