I’ve decided to take the plunge and go to camp. I know the second book in my trilogy isn’t going to write itself and this is likely the only way the first draft will get done. I work well on a deadline. The first draft of Fae Hunter was written in the month of November during NaNoWriMo. For those of you who are unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it is basically a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. Camp NaNoWriMo is the same thing, except it takes place in June and August.
The first draft of Fae Hunter was 73,026 words. From December to mid-May I deleted approximately 40,000 of those words and wrote 50,000 more during revisions.
I have a rough outline of where I want to take this series next. You could say I am neither panster nor plotter, more like a short skirt with leggings in case it gets cold. I have a destination, but no real idea as to what route I am going to take until the story takes me there. It’s kind of exciting to me to think that I will actually be two-thirds done with the first draft of Book Two of the Soulstealer Trilogy when Fae Hunter is released on June 23rd!
Is anyone else going to camp? Starts in nine days and cabins are forming!
9 thoughts on “I’m going to Camp NaNoWriMo”
YOU GO GIRL. So proud of you, can hardly wait.
Ooh, awesome, good for you!
And okay, I’m inspired. I just set up my profile on the Camp Nano site and I’ve got about a week to finish planning a story I put off years ago that I’ve been considering picking back up. The poor thing needs a full rewrite anyway. 🙂
Yay Kate! And I am totally in the same boat insofar as the outlining goes. I’m fully depending on this three day weekend to get my butt in gear!
Oh, I’m definitely depending on this weekend too! Good luck!!
Hi! I’m doing a blog post including as many different blogs by bloggers who are blogging about participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. Would it be okay with you if I include a link to your blog? ~Raine
Hello Raine, Thanks for stopping by. I would be more than happy to have you link here. 🙂
Oh my. LOVE your blog. I especially loved how you say you write “I have a rough outline of where I want to take this series next. You could say I am neither panster nor plotter, more like a short skirt with leggings in case it gets cold.” I write the same way. I have a rough outline…more details up front then in middle or back except the ending has more details as I know where I am going and I pants the rest. Love the image of the short skirt with leggings too. Good luck to you in camp.
Every writer has a different process don’t they? Different journey, same destination. A finished story they are proud of. Have fun at camp!