Okay, I know, after failing to come close to the 50,000 word goal and dropping out last November halfway through you’d think I’d stay away from the National Writing Month challenges. But July is a much better month for me –this year in particular it’s shaping up to be a quiet month and always without Thanksgiving in it (hey, I put on a big spread and put a lot of time into planning and executing it) or Christmas looming, it doesn’t feel as overwhelming.
Even better, for this event we’re allowed to choose a goal that’s less than 50,000. So my goal is 25,000 words. I’m going to work on the project I started last November which has nearly 13,000 words so I’m planning to be close to 38,000 by the end of July. And that feels do-able. If I write at the rate of November and do it all month instead of only half, I should get there!
At the moment I’m working on the small e-book on relationships that I plan to put on Kindle this summer and the Camp is giving me a nice deadline since I’d like to have at least the first draft finished before I turn attention to the novel. So even better. Deadlines definitely help me get in gear!
If you know about NaNoWriMo, you know it’s free for participants and it’s expensive to run so they’re always looking for donations. I’ve agreed to be a fundraiser, which basically means I have a page on their site you can click to in order to make a donation to Camp NaNoWriMo that counts toward my target of raising $250 for them. http://www.stayclassy.org/leighscampfundraiser
- Camp NaNoWriMo – When November is Too Far Away (persephonemagazine.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo anyone? (steviepreater.wordpress.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo, 2013 (jododie.wordpress.com)
- Camp NaNoWriMo (caffeinatedrenarde.wordpress.com)