Monday, July 8, 2013

July CampNaNoWriMo

I talk about National Novel Writing Month here a bit more often than perhaps a dog blog warrants but, I'm sure you'll forgive me. Other doggie content will happen this week, don't you worry. Also don't worry if I drop my current Monday through Friday posting schedule for awhile; I'm perfectly all right, just embroiled in another project.

I did Camp NaNoWriMo in May, and they made some interesting changes this year. They allowed you to set your own word goals, so you could aim below 50,000 (I aimed for 35k and made it) or above. You could write in your own genre (Urban Fantasy). I forget what else. But Camp NaNoWriMo is less about rules than regular NaNoWriMo is (few rules that there are, really. Write fiction. Start a new project. Finish it by 11:59 pm on November 30.) The word count, for one. What kind of projects you're working on, for another. Scripts used to only be for Script Frenzy (in March, I think? Also run by the Office of Letters and Light, of course), but you can select that now, for CampNaNoWriMo. The flexibility is nice.

I hadn't actually intended on doing July CampNaNoWriMo. We'd just gotten back from vacation. I didn't really have a new project in mind (and should really finish my sequel to Learn to Howl, which I did work on editing). I had no outlines (not that I do that much anyway). That kind of thing. But, inspiration is a funny thing. The novel I half wrote in May beckoned to me over the weekend, and I've apparently plunged back in to write the other half. I haven't signed up officially just yet, as I'm not really sure how I want to "phrase" my word count goals. I mean, I guess I could just aim to write another 35k, and have a 70,000 word novel at the end of it. That would work out all right. But I don't want to put things into two files either, which would just be a pain in the butt, so verification will also be a pain in the butt. So we'll see how it goes.

For your pleasure, another vacation Elka picture:


  1. Beach Baby! Elka, you are so fine. Good luck with the writing, and enjoy the process.

  2. I can't do those writing challenges, they burn me out. I still haven't touched my book since November's challenge. Good luck!